Hearing Aids

hearing_aidsHearing aids are devices designed to help those with hearing loss hear, process and understand sound. There are many types of hearing aids such as behind-the-ear aids, in-the-ear aids, invisible in-canal hearing aids, extended-wear hearing aids, open-fit devices and bone-anchored hearing aids. Each works differently and is recommended by a doctor based on the patient’s degree of hearing loss, lifestyle and preference.

Choosing a Hearing Aid

Once you’ve seen an audiologist and been tested for hearing loss, your doctor may decide you could benefit from hearing aids. There are a wide variety of hearing aid manufacturers and types of hearing aids, which may make the process of choosing a hearing aid seem overwhelming. There are three major questions to consider when…

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Hearing Aid Styles

Although there are many types of hearing aids, the five major styles are completely-in-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear (BTE) and Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE). You and your audiologist can discuss which style is best for you in terms of appearance and functionality. Completely-in-canal (CIC) or mini-CIC are devices that are molded to fit completely inside…

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Hearing Aid Accessories

Hearing aids aren’t just available in a wide range of sizes and styles; they can also accommodate a variety of accessories. Deciding which, if any, will benefit you can be tricky. You may want to speak with an audiologist to learn more about any particular product. Some of the more popular hearing aid accessories include:…

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Hearing Aid Maintenance & Repair

Though small, hearing aids are packed with high-level technology to help your ears and brain process sounds. As such, there are several practices that will help you care for the technology so that it will last. To prevent problems with your hearing aids, follow this list of practices to help preserve the device’s technology. o…

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Hearing Aid Batteries

Without batteries, your hearing aids wouldn’t be unable to function. To keep your devices running as smoothly as possible without interruption, there are a few things to know about hearing aid batteries. Most drugstores carry replacement batteries; they can also be purchased from your audiologist or ordered online. Most hearing aids use disposable zinc-air batteries…

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Hearing Aid Financing

Our goal is for you to obtain the most benefit at the lowest price. We provide a wide variety of aids that range in price from $1000 to $3000 per ear. A three-year manufacturer’s warranty is included in the cost of the aid(s). Hearing aids come with a 30-day trial. When hearing aids are ordered…

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Hearing Aid Travel Tips

Traveling can cause stress for those with hearing loss. There are certain measures you can take to ensure your hearing aids are safe and your traveling experience is stress-free. Here is a list of tips for traveling with hearing aids: Pack extra batteries and tubing. These things may be difficult to find depending on where…

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BAHA

A bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is a special type of implanted hearing aid that works by transmitting soundwaves directly through the skull rather than through the ear. BAHA consists of three parts: a titanium fixture, an abutment and an external sound processor. The fixture is surgically implanted into the bone behind the ear so that…

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is described as an irritating buzzing, humming or ringing in the ears. What many don’t realize is that it is may be a symptom of a greater problem rather than a disease itself. The first step to treating tinnitus is to diagnose the underlying issue. Some common causes of tinnitus include hearing loss, an…

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