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Hearing Aids

Hearing aids – styles, lifestyle, budget

Our audiologists are specially trained to recommend and prescribe the necessary and appropriate hearing loss treatment program for you, which can include but is not limited to: hearing aids, assistive listening devices, communication strategies, aural rehabilitation classes, and/or auditory training. When recommending a hearing aid, we take into consideration your hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. Hearing aids come in many different styles and levels of technology.

There are typically 5 levels of technology to accommodate different listening environments and lifestyles.

Entry: covers quiet conversations

Basic: Entry + Activities at home

Standard: Basic + Watching TV, casual conversations

Advanced: Standard + small group conversations, meetings, shopping/public places, golf/outdoor activities

Premium: Advanced + Busy restaurants, music, conventions, concerts/sporting events

 

There are also different styles of hearing aids available to accommodate your hearing loss, vision and dexterity concerns, and cosmetic preferences.

After a comprehensive case history and audiologic evaluation, our audiologist will recommend the best hearing aid option for you, working within your budget. For a nominal fee, you may take the hearing aids home to try for a few weeks before making your final decision to purchase these life-changing devices.

Latest buzz on hearing aid technology

• Direct to iPhone connectivity

Today’s hearing aids have wireless capabilities and many of the hearing aids on the market are Made for iPhone. This means the hearing aids can connect wirelessly to your iPhone, allowing you to receive phone calls or stream music directly to your hearing aids. Your iPhone can also act as a remote control to further fine tune your hearing aids in certain environments for optimal hearing and comfort. **For existing Direct to iPhone hearing aid wearers, please check our Apple Software Compatibility page before updating your iOS version.

• Rechargeable batteries

Hearing aids now have the option of rechargeable batteries. For those with dexterity or vision problems, this will greatly reduce the hassle-factor of hearing aids. No longer will you have to worry about changing batteries in the middle of the day. The hearing aids reach full charge in 4-hours while you are sleeping and have a battery-life of up to 16 hours.

• Tinnitus treatment

Amplification alone is usually enough to reduce one’s awareness or annoyance of tinnitus. However, in more severe cases, hearing aids also include tinnitus sound-generators to further reduce awareness or annoyance of tinnitus.

• Wind noise reduction

Today’s hearing aid microphones have advance wind-noise reduction features, able to reduce wind noise by up to 20 dB. No longer will wind be an issue while play golf or working outdoors.

• Feedback elimination

With today’s advanced technology, feedback (hearing aid whistling) is nearly entirely eliminated. Hearing aid users should no longer worry about embarrassing sounds coming from their hearing aids.

• TV Accessories

With the hearing aid’s wireless capabilities, TV streaming devices are available to directly stream sound from your TV to your hearing aids. This reduces distortion that can happen when sound travels and bounces off surfaces and reduces background noise in the home, further improving the clarity of TV.

• Invisible solutions

As technology improves, the size of hearing aid components continues to become smaller, allowing hearing aids to be practically invisible. Custom invisible-in-canal hearing aids sit deep into the ear canal which not only allows the hearing aid to be unseen, but also allows the user to continue to use in-the-ear earbuds and stethoscopes while wearing the hearing aids.

Call our office today to schedule a visit with one of our hearing care professionals.

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