The following list briefly describes the different styles of hearing aids available. During your consultation, we will evaluate and discuss the different options available depending on the type and degree of your hearing loss.
In order to offer our patients a variety of choices, we carry hearing aids from many of the industry’s top manufacturers. We are constantly looking into new companies and technologies that improve our patients’ quality of living. Below is a list of the brands we offer.
The key to getting the most out of your hearing aids is to keep them running smoothly and trouble-free. We carry high quality accessories and peripheral products to help you maintain your hearing aids and extend their lifespan. Our selection includes batteries, filters, cleaning kits, moisture removers, wax guards, ear lotion, lubricants, earmold blowers, and more.
An assistive listening device is defined as a portable system that enables individuals with hearing loss to separate speech from background noise, improving their ability to hear. It also includes products that help alert the patient with visual cues, such as battery detectors that emit bright flashes of light instead of/in addition to the piercing shrieks most of us are accustomed to. In a sense, Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids that connect wirelessly with other electronic devices, including televisions, computers, and iPods, are a type of ALD. Amplified phones, alarm clocks, doorbells and telephone alerting devices would all fall under this category, as well.
Hearing aids are very helpful to a majority of hearing loss patients. While most are constructed of high quality materials and built to last five or more years, keep in mind that they are subjected to an environment in which moisture, heat, earwax, and dirt are prevalent. Over time, these can affect the sensitive electronic components and lead to problems. Cleaning your aids on a regular basis will help them run more efficiently and extend their lifespan. Just be sure to avoid using water, cleaning fluids, and alcohol; instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe them down. When not in use, store your aids in their protective case.