Choosing the best hearing aid
There are hundreds of hearing aids to choose from, so which one is right for you? Our audiologists help guide you through choosing exactly the right device for your years and your hearing. We provide hearing aids that offer the highest-fidelity sound quality, as well as discrete, sophisticated options that let you connect to your phone, TV, or even your computer.
We offer a wide range of styles, including devices that go behind the ear, in the ear, in the canal, deep in the canal, and even lyric devices, which people often compare to a contact lens for the ear.
Choosing the exact hearing aid is very personal, and we spend time talking with you to find precisely the right device that will match your environment, your lifestyle, and your budget. After we do a comprehensive hearing test, we will fit and adjust your hearing aids for the best hearing possible. The proper hearing aids can provide you with a whole new life.
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What to expect at your appointment
When you come in for your hearing evaluation, we will thoroughly evaluate your hearing and discuss any concerns you may have. We will ask questions about when your hearing loss started, whether you're experiencing ringing in the ears, and if you had any dizziness. We will do a full and comprehensive examination of your inner year middle year and outer. All of our testing is noninvasive and 100% painless.
Based on our the results that we receive our audiologists may refer you to a medical doctor for an examination or we may recommend hearing aids depending on findings. In most cases hearing aids are the results of the test if hearing loss is found.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
There are hundreds of hearing aids available today. Our highly trained staff will use the information in your case history and in the audiological evaluation to help narrow your choices.
Which hearing aids to purchase? You’ll make the final decision.
Hearing Aid Fitting
During a hearing aid fitting, we’ll program the hearing aids precisely for your hearing. Every person is different and so are the settings for the hearing aids. We’ll also give you instructions on how insert and remove the hearing aids from your ears, how to change batteries, and how to maintain and clean the devices.
We’ll also review what to expect in your most frequent listening environments, as well as how to get the most benefit from wearing your hearing aids.
One vs. Two Hearing Aids
If you have hearing loss in two ears you should wear two hearing aids. You have two ears because you need two ears, to be able to tell where sounds are coming from, to be able to hear clearly in noisy situations, and, most importantly, to get the "binaural effect", which means better overall clarity, comfort and volume hearing from listening with two ears.
Wearing hearing aids in each ear will provide:
- better hearing in noisy settings
- improved ability to understand speech
- improved ability help you hear soft sounds at lower levels
- fuller sound quality
- improved ability to know where sounds are coming from
Which Brands of Hearing Aids Are Best?
There are five major manufacturers of hearing aids, and we know them all well. We’ve spent years studying the technology, and we spend every day learning about updates. We know from experience which devices are the best, and we can guide you to get the most suitable devices for you to get more out of life.
Contact us to get a free demo and determine which hearing aid brand is right for you.
How Hearing Aids Work?
Hearing aids use small microphones to collect sounds. They also contain a computer chip that converts the incoming sound, then analyzes it and adjusts it based on your hearing loss. You hear the audio signals through miniature speakers in your ears.
Which hearing aid is right for you depends on the severity of your hearing loss, the environments where you want to hear better, how active you want to be and the technology you’re comfortable with using.
Choosing Hearing Aids
At your hearing evaluation, we’ll talk with you to determine the type of hearing problem you have. We’ll ask you questions about the onset of your hearing loss, and whether you’re experiencing tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and/or dizziness. We’ll also test your hearing.
Based on your answers and your test results, our highly trained hearing experts may refer you to a medical doctor for an examination and possible treatment. We may recommend hearing aids if the testing reveals a sensorineural hearing loss, which indicates damage to the inner ear (cochlea) or nerves that run from the cochlea to the brain.