Does Loud Snoring Affect Hearing?

An estimated 37 million adults are reported to snore while sleeping as mentioned in a previous post.  Loud snoring has been listed as the cause for snorers themselves to arouse from their sleep, and prevent them from having deeper, more restful levels of sleep.  However, the effect on bed partners is a major topic of…

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Batteries for Early Transistor Hearing Aids

The transition from vacuum tube to transistor hearing aids occurred in the mid 1950s.  The transistor allowed for a single power supply, and voltage as low as 1.4. Being able to operate on 1.4 volts reduced tremendously the power requirements, both in size and required voltage from that required for vacuum tube hearing aids.  Essentially…

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