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A court proceeding that determines a stated issue. For example, a hearing may be held to determine whether or not certain evidence is admissible in a lawsuit.
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A legal proceeding conducted by an administrative agency in order to take testimony and arguments for or against a proposed action. Parties may have attorneys present but are not required to do so.Unlike the court system,most agencies permit corporations to appear through an officer or majority shareholder,without requiring an attorney.

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PEOPLE who wear hearing aids are invited to attend free maintenance clinics and support groups as part of a winter campaign in Northumberland.
When a person is fitted with a hearing aid, there are two categories of test procedures involved in the process: (i) behavioral measures, which require active participation by the patient (e.g., pure-tone threshold estimation, speech testing, and self-report questionnaires), and (ii) objective measures, where subjective responses are not required (e.g., probe microphone electroacoustics and unaided electrophysiology).
The study hypothesizes that the use of the motivational counseling technique will result in greater hearing aid use and better hearing aid outcomes.
"A typical hearing aid by the time it gets to the end user has been marked up four times," said Pickler, who traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., to meet with the CEO and other executives with Zounds Hearing before the couple decided to invest in the franchise.
Around 6,500 hearing aid users will benefit from the service, which will give access to advice and information about their hearing aids and hearing loss as well as getting support in hearing aid maintenance.
The study shows that men with hearing loss were more likely to receive a hearing aid - 13.3 per cent compared with 11.3 per cent of women.
The hearing aids market share in Europe is increasing due to the presence of highly sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, reimbursement facilities, increasing patient population, coupled with high awareness about the availability of hearing aid for treating hearing loss.
Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, a mother from Ohio, could hardly believe it when she discovered that her daughter Madeline's hearing aids weren't covered by their insurance plan because they were considered cosmetic.
Thus, in order to enable and improve the adaptation of these subjects to a hearing aid, researches are needed to contribute to the comprehension of the characteristics and aspects involved in this process of adaptation (5), besides assisting in the choice of appropriate procedures to perform the verification and validation process of hearing aid adaptation in this population.
"We are normally only able to serve 150 senior citizens with the amount of funding the Oklahoma School for the Deaf receives every year," said Traci Prince, OSD director of student support services, who administers the hearing aid program.