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DON'T Buy Hearing Aids Until You Watch This! | Premium vs. Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

DON’T Purchase Listening to Aids Till You Watch This! | Premium vs. Superior Listening to Assist Tech. Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founding father of Utilized Listening to Options in Phoenix Arizona, shares a couple of Case Research that he carried out in his clinic evaluating Premium Listening to Assist Expertise vs. Superior Listening to Assist Expertise. The Outcomes would possibly SHOCK you!

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  • İ have a question please
    İs it dangerous to use hearing aid in just one side
    Like if i use it in the right side (%40 damage) without the left
    And i already have 20% damage in the leftt side

  • This industry must stop hiding services in the cost of the product it sells. Only then will the public see realistic, competitive fees and prices.

  • Thank you Doctor Cliff for making this high quality content! You are helping people like me make decisions we can live with.

  • Nice, thoughtful research design with a clear presentation. Also an important question for our family which we were struggling to find unbiased evidence for. Thanks for sharing!

    Two questions:

    1) are there physical differences between the devices? Are tier 1 devices more stylish or comfortable? I.e. might people prefer them for non-functional reasons?

    2) Wouldn't a two tailed hypothesis test be appropriate here? Under the null that participants' eventual choices were truly random, the types are arbitrary. Following your example, we could have just as easily characterized the result as flipping a coin 4 times and getting all tails. So, under the null, I think we want to calculate the probability that everyone chooses the same type (all heads or all tails, all tier 1 or all tier 2) rather than everyone chooses a particular type. The p-value would be 2 x [ ( 1 / 2 ) ^ 4 ] = 1 / 8 = 0.125.

  • You miss a couple of important points (or at least don't explain them). Based on functionality of each hearing aid, isn't the patient likely to discern which is the premium hearing aid? Also, and perhaps most important, why not go down a level in technology if the bells and whistles of the higher level of technology simply mean nothing to you"

  • Apple and Samsungs best earbuds have hearing aid feature. Have you tested these to see if they are just as effective as hearing aids for tinnitus.

  • OK, but what is the difference technologically? Can Premium devices actually fine tune the sound spectrum to fit the patient's hearing loss similar to high-end sound systems that use graphic equalizers to adjust various frequency bands to "fit" different venues? And again, why the high cost? It is possible to fit millions of transistors into a very small space. 20 years ago, which is several lifetimes in the electronics industry, premium hearing aids cost $6000 and more. I have to believe there have been substantial performance and cost improvements over that time that would push that price point down and provide for enhanced features and performance. Put another way, it appears that the hearing aid industry has managed to stay immune to the market realities faced by all other industries.