Hearing Aids

The Ideal Hearing Aid For You.

There are many styles of hearing aids to satisfy a person’s needs and wants, but some styles can be more appropriate depending on the individual.

In guiding our patients to the right choice in hearing aids, we take many factors into account to help them make an easy, yet optimal, decision.

The shape, size and contours of the ear and ear canal have bearing.
There are acoustics to consider. Some aids might plug a patient’s ear when a different aid can keep the ear more open, less occluded, and allow things to sound more natural.
The degree of hearing loss (how much increased volume is needed at different frequencies) can call for one style of hearing aid over another.

Many people want their aids to be as inconspicuous as possible. Hearing aids have been miniaturized considerably, which helps with this desire, while giving options to optimize how the person can hear In the end, the trick is to accommodate all factors but there are different ways of accommodating all the factors involved to make a hearing aid that both works well and is willing to be worn.

There are many styles of hearing aids to satisfy a person’s needs and wants, but some styles can be more appropriate depending on the individual.  In guiding our patients to the right choice in hearing aids, we take many factors into account to help them make an easy, yet optimal, decision.

  • The shape, size and contours of the ear and ear canal have bearing.
  • Acoustics

Some aids might plug a patient’s ear when a different aid can keep the ear more open, less occluded, and allow things to sound more natural.

The degree of hearing loss (how much increased volume is needed at different frequencies) can call for one style of hearing aid over another.

Many people want their aids to be as inconspicuous as possible.  Hearing aids have been miniaturized considerably, which helps with this desire, while giving options to optimize how the person can hear, as well.

There is also the important question of Budget. In the end, the trick is to accommodate all factors but there are different ways of accommodating all the factors involved to make a hearing aid that both works well and is willing to be worn.

So, you’ve decided to pursue hearing aids – now what?

  • We discuss the listening situations important to you. Assist in the selection of a hearing aid style you will be comfortable with…while giving due consideration of your auditory and acoustic needs
  • We help you understand the limitations of your hearing loss
  • We discuss realistic expectations
  • In ordering their hearing aid, we include features that can help you cope within the realities of their lifestyle, and what you can handle

We take our role of fitting hearing aids very seriously.

  • We insure, using careful measures, the the aid(s) provide the acoustic gain needed
  • We validate during the follow-up process, that you are getting the benefits that we both expect

You can count on us to assist you to get the best use from your hearing aids

  • We insure that the aids are comfortable to wear, easy to use, and as effective as possible
  • Amplification is introduced gradually, giving you the time to acclimate to your increased awareness of the sounds and speech around them
  • We’ll show you how to take care of your instruments, and insure that they are in proper function over time
  • We’ll work with you to learn coping strategies for listening situations that are more trying