What the World Sounds like in 3D: Hearing Aid Evolution Unveiled
As hearing aid technology has improved, so has health reporter Kathleen Raven’s confidence.
When she was 5 years old, she found out she had a hearing problem. Complications during her birth led to damage in her inner ear.
She got her first hearing aids — a large, clunky set — back when she was 5 in 1993.
But the technology kept changing. Every few years, her parents would shell out $4,000 to $5,000 on each new device. By the time she got to high school, she had her first completely inside-the-ear hearing aid. That changed everything.
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