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Keyword: hearingaids

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  • Cats' ears (vanity)

    12/14/2012 7:47:50 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 16 replies
    Quirky ^ | 12/12/12 | self
    Greetings! I just published an invention on Quirky, and would like to get some up votes, and other positive thoughts from the FR community. Thanks in advance, FRiends.
  • Are you happy with your hearing aids? or not?

    11/28/2012 10:40:50 AM PST · by ex-snook · 39 replies
    self | 11/28/12 | self
    If you are happy and you know it clap your hands. But also please mention the brand, cost estimate and why you like it. or if you don't like it that info would also be appreciated. Second hand info welcome. Thanks for help.
  • I need advice dealing with my son's school...

    01/12/2006 5:29:53 PM PST · by Phil Southern · 85 replies · 2,102+ views
    Hello fellow Freepers, I always note the fact that the posters here generally respond with candor I can appreciate even though I may not always agree. That is why I am asking for advice in dealing with what could be a serious, saddening problem of which I have been made aware. Today, when I picked up my son from daycare, the daycare worker pulled me aside and informed me that other children at the daycare came to her to say that the driver of the bus they ride (from school to daycare in the afternoon), has been mean and rude...
  • The Noisy Debate Over Hearing Aids: Why So Expensive?

    03/24/2004 6:06:53 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 19 replies · 902+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, March 24, 2004 | ANN ZIMMERMAN
    <p>A set of hearing aids costs about $2,200 on average. Mead Killion thinks that's crazy. He believes an effective aid for mild-to-moderate hearing loss could be sold over the counter for around $100 -- using technology that already exists.</p> <p>But bringing inexpensive hearing aids to the masses won't be easy. Dr. Killion, a hearing-aid pioneer, is battling a tight-knit group of licensed specialists who by law are the only people allowed to dispense hearing devices. The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the industry, so far has sided mostly with the specialists, who are trained to calibrate and fit devices suited to each patient. If anyone could sell a hearing aid, the FDA says, elderly people might be victimized by shoddy merchandise and fail to get treatment for serious medical conditions.</p>