Is it Time to Get Hearing Aids?
If you’re reading this post, you already suspect you might need hearing aids. If you answer yes to two or more questions below, it’s probably time to give us a call.
Others complain that the TV is too loud.
Your significant other and you argue over what you heard.
You use the phrases, “excuse me”, “can you repeat that”, or “what did you say” several times a day.
You plan your nights out based on how loud it might be at your destination.
New experiences that you would’ve jumped at 5 years ago no longer hold the same appeal.
You have trouble hearing over the telephone.
Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking.
You have a harder time understanding women and children when they speak and can understand men more clearly.
Which Hearing Aid Vendor Should I Chose?
Every hearing aid company makes a myriad of hearing aid styles and designs with a variety of features. There are literally hundreds of different hearing aids. The good news is that you won’t have to wade through all the technical jargon to find the right hearing aid for you; we’ll do that for you. Our job is to guide you through the process of selecting the hearing aids best suited to your needs. Below are the hearing aid vendors we will select from to find you exactly what you need.
Oticon Hearing Aids
People First is a promise: Everything Oticon does
Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak continuously challenges the limits of technology to help overcome even the most difficult hearing situations.
Unitron Hearing Aids
Award-winning, fully equipped and universally connected hearing instruments are designed to combine aesthetics, comfort and intuitive functionality to solve real-life challenges.
Widex Hearing Aids
Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.
Starkey Hearing Aids
Helping millions of patients with never-before-seen hearing aid technologies. Starkey believes every person’s hearing loss is unique that’s why every solution they design is, too.
Signia Hearing Aids
Now you can improve your hearing and even preserve the familiar sound of your natural own voice thanks to the new Signia hearing aids with Own Voice Processing.
Resound Hearing Aids
ReSounds ecosystem of hearing aids, apps, and wireless accessories let you adapt to all kinds of environments and situations and makes sure you hear the sounds you want to hear.
How Are Hearing Aids Today Different?
A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities.
There are three basic parts to a hearing aid: a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. The basics haven’t changed for decades. What has changed significantly is how a hearing aid manipulates the sound as it enters the hearing aid and eventually sends the signal into your ear canal. Theses advances include:
- Automatic volume adjustments
- Automatic adaptation to background noise
- Built in FM, Infrared and Bluetooth technology
- Water resistant technology
- Hearing aids look better than ever before coming in a variety of shapes, colors and styles
1. Is there a link between hearing loss and age?
There is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss: 18 percent of American adults 45-64 years old, 30 percent of adults 65-74 years old, and 47 percent of adults 75 years old or older have a hearing loss.
2. Are there different styles of hearing aids?
There are three basic styles of hearing aids. The styles differ by size, their placement on or inside the ear, and the degree to which they amplify sound.
Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
Behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids consist of a small device worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic parts are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss. A new kind of BTE aid is an open-fit hearing aid.
Small, open-fit aids fit behind the ear completely, with only a narrow tube inserted into the ear canal, enabling the canal to remain open. For this reason, open-fit hearing aids may be a good choice for people who experience a buildup of earwax, since this type of aid is less likely to be damaged by such substances.
In the Ear Hearing Aids
In the ear (ITE) hearing aids fit completely inside the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. Some ITE aids may have certain added features installed, such as a telecoil. This makes it easier to hear conversations over the telephone.
A telecoil also helps people hear in public facilities that have installed special sound systems, called induction loop systems. Induction loop systems can be found in many churches, schools, airports, and auditoriums. ITE aids usually are not worn by young children because the casings need to be replaced often as the ear grows.
Canal Hearing Aids
Canal aids fit into the ear canal and are available in two styles. The in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is made to fit the size and shape of a person’s ear canal. A completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid is nearly hidden in the ear canal. Both types are used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
Because they are small, canal aids are more difficult for a person to adjust and remove. In addition, canal aids have less space available for batteries and additional components, such as a telecoil. They usually are not recommended for young children or for people with severe to profound hearing loss because their reduced size limits their power and volume.
3. Is it possible to lose your hearing suddenly?
4. Who is the typical person suffering from tinnitus?
5. How many adults could benefit from the use of hearing aids?
Follow Up & Care
Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of their long time association with our office. Patients tell us often how well we work together as a team. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of hearing healthcare and great patient communication. Each of our staff members is motivated to achieve the best results for our patients in a calming and comfortable setting.
Custom earmolds with special music filters offer outstanding sound quality, increased comfort, and discreet design.
Earmolds for Water Protection
Sometimes a one size fits all earmold doesn’t really fit. A custom fit provides increased comfort and improved protection.
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