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Hearing Instrument Specialist

A hearing aid is a device designed to improve hearing by making sound audible to a person with hearing loss. Hearing aids are classified as medical devices in most countries, and regulated by the respective regulations. Small audio amplifiers such as PSAPs or other plain sound reinforcing systems cannot be sold as "hearing aids".

Early devices, such as ear trumpets or ear horns, were passive amplification cones designed to gather sound energy and direct it into the ear canal. Modern devices are computerised electroacoustic systems that transform environmental sound to make it audible, according to audiometrical and cognitive rules. Modern devices also utilize sophisticated digital signal processing to try and improve speech intelligibility and comfort for the user. Such signal processing includes feedback management, wide dynamic range compression, directionality, frequency lowering, and noise reduction.

Modern hearing aids require configuration to match the hearing loss, physical features, and lifestyle of the wearer. This process is called "fitting" and is performed by audiologists. The amount of benefit a hearing aid delivers depends in large part on the quality of its fitting. Almost all hearing aids in use in the US are digital hearing aids. Devices similar to hearing aids include the osseointegrated auditory prosthesis (formerly called the bone-anchored hearing aid) and cochlear implant.

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Haffizulla Family Scholarship

American Medical Women's Association Foundation

$2,000 December 31, 2019 See Details

Haffizulla Family Scholarship

American Medical Women's Association Foundation

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$2,000

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December 31, 2019
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Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

$1,200 April 01, 2020 See Details

Dr. Frank Veden Endowed Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Crookston

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$1,200

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April 01, 2020
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Dr. Charles Lee, O.D. Memorial Scholarship - Palmdale West Kiwanis Club (Osher)

Antelope Valley College

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Dr. Charles Lee, O.D. Memorial Scholarship - Palmdale West Kiwanis Club (Osher)

Antelope Valley College

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Media Mister $1,000 Student Scholarship

Media Mister, Inc.

$1,000 December 31, 2019 See Details

Media Mister $1,000 Student Scholarship

Media Mister, Inc.

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$1,000

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December 31, 2019
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S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation

Up to $1,000 February 01, 2020 See Details

S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority National Educational Foundation

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Up to $1,000

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February 01, 2020
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Dr. Trevor Mabery Scholarship

Weatherford College

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Dr. Trevor Mabery Scholarship

Weatherford College

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