Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, but whatever the reason may be, you want to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of hearing professionals to get answers. You can find those answers at Advantage ENT & Audiology.
One question that is commonly asked is, “Do I need a hearing aid?” Advantage ENT and Audiology has the personnel and technology to appropriately diagnose, treat and answer any questions regarding hearing, hearing loss and treatment options, such as hearing aids.
People suffering hearing loss can become overwhelmed when gathering information about hearing aids. Our professional staff will talk every patient through an individualized hearing healthcare plan and, if recommended, choose the hearing aids that are appropriate for their lifestyle and listening needs.
Types of hearing aids
Hearing aids have progressed in the last two decades in the same way technology has progressed. They have become smaller, more powerful, and are more specialized to listening situations and needs. Some hearing devices fit in the ear canal, whereas others are very small and are hidden behind the ear with a thin wire leading into the ear canal. Hearing aids automatically assess environments and process sound to help in a variety of listening situations, such as background noise.
It is important to visit a medically based hearing clinic to see the choices that are appropriate for you.
Let’s look at the types of hearing aids and their uses:
In-the-ear hearing aids are the smallest variety. The smallest hearing aids are concealed completely in the canal. Others include in-the-canal styles flush with the outer ear, as well as partial and full shell styles that sit inside the outer ear.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids can range in size from very small to larger, depending on the degree of hearing loss and the battery size and type used. Behind the ear hearing aids are now some of the most visually appealing hearing aids on the market, with connectivity to bluetooth and applications that with work your smart phone.
Finding the hearing aids that are appropriate for your hearing loss, listening lifestyle and budget are extremely important. That’s why the Audiologists at Advantage ENT & Audiology will take all of these factors into consideration before recommending hearing aids. It is crucial to select hearing aids that are not only appropriate for your hearing loss, but hearing aids that have the right features to meet your listening needs and goals.
Hearing Aid Features
While hearing aid aesthetics are important, you want to make sure you find a device with the right power and features for your needs. There are a number of different hearing aid features, including:
Bluetooth Connectivity: This feature will enable your hearing aid to connect wirelessly to other technology in your life, such as cell phones, sound bars, stereos, or other bluetooth enabled devices.
Directional Microphones: This technology is the most effective way to focus in on the sounds you want and need to hear, especially when in noisy environments such as restaurants.
Noise Reduction: This feature is incredibly important for individuals immersed in loud or noisy environments. Noise reduction technology focuses in on the right sounds so you can spend less time filtering out the noise.
Automatic Programs: Most hearing aids will automatically adapt and adjust for the different listening environments you are in. The hearing aids are able to sense when the environment changes and seamlessly switch to the appropriate program for optimal speech understanding.
The Advantage Trial Period
We stand by the highly advanced hearing aids we offer at our hearing center. Since we want all customers to experience the newest technology and have time to adapt to their hearing aids, Advantage ENT & Audiology offers a 60-day trial period on all hearing aids.
Additionally, when you purchase hearing aids from our hearing center, the service doesn’t stop there. We will develop a plan for follow-up care and ensure that you get the most out of your hearing aids for years to come.
If you are interested in speaking with one of our professionals, please call our office and schedule an appointment today!