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If you or someone you love is losing their hearing you know the problems and heartbreak involved. But science is coming up with exciting new products and technologies for those who need a hearing boost. Many older people are getting cochlear implants which can dramatically improve their hearing. An even newer device is the cochlear baha which uses the individual’s bones to conduct sound, bypassing the middle ear. These two procedures require minor surgeries and are used in cases of severe hearing loss. For information on the lyric hearing aid or other newly-developed hearing aids read some of the articles gathered by the New York Times.