OTC Hearing Aids are FINALLY Here! | DrCliffAuD VLOG 135

OTC Listening to Aids are FINALLY Right here! | DrCliffAuD VLOG 135. Physician Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founding father of Utilized Listening to Options in Phoenix Arizona, discusses the brand new FDA OTC Listening to Support Tips and a few misconceptions that folks have about the way it will impact the worth of listening to aids.



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  • Wow, Cliff ... I don't think that I've ever heard you talk so FAST! You definitely sound like you're stamping at the bit to get started on figuring out these over-the-counter hearing aids that'll be coming out. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Iโ€™m so happy to have found your channel. I have learned a lot, and appreciate the information and knowledge you share. I would appreciate your advice.

    I need replacement HAs as my 2016 RIC advance tier Phonak Audeo Rechargeables are no longer performing to my needs. I have bilateral congenital moderate to severe hearing loss and worse with low tones. I have had HAs for years. My current and past audiologists quoted me in the $5-6k range for a new pair of advanced or premium tier HAs. I would prefer to save a lot of money and try an option with Costco.

    I have recent hearing tests and adjustments to my current HAs from an audiologist. I work as a nurse in a very busy hospital environment. I struggle most with speech in noise, hearing localized alarms from devices in patient rooms, and determining direction of noise. I currently prefer to use an Eko Core Stethoscope by putting the tips in over my RIC hearing aids and turning them off. My audiologist thinks custom molds with venting would be a good thing to try and help with my hearing loss, and still be able to use my stethoscope without trying to Bluetooth it into my HAs and mess with my phone at the bedside. My audiologist was understanding of cost concerns, and recommended some brands.

    As I look at what Costco has, I would appreciate some advice on what you might recommend based on my information if you can. I am considering the Kirkland 10.0, Philips Hearlink 9030, and Jabra Enhance Pro. Per what Iโ€™ve seen and heard these should be extremely close to equivalent to the premium tier of Phonak Paradise, Oticon More, and ReSound One. Just wondering if from what you know, are they equivalent? Does the Kirkland still offer all of the good Phonak technology? Does the Philips have the same AI and other benefits as Oticon? Is the Jabra as good as the ReSound? Thank you for your time and advice! Just trying to narrow to the best option for my needs at home and in the workplace.

  • Time for hearing aid retailers to step up their game with lower prices and better services now that they don't hold a monopoly.