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programmable hearing aids

Howard Gutnick hgutnick at series2000.com
Sun Jan 18 17:10:42 EST 1998

BER87 wrote in message <34BF4DEE.53 at prodigy.net>...
>Do programmable hearing aids really work to mask background noise? I
>know of a few people who tried and returned the devices because they
>were not effective.

No they do not. There are programmable devices that can reduce noise from
the rear. But hearing aids cannot mask background noise. If they did, they
would also, at lease with the current state of technology, mask the speech

Howard N. Gutnick, Ph.D.
Atlantic Coast Ear Specialists, P.C.
Virginia Beach, VA

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