Being an independent practice means that we carry hearing aids from all the major manufacturers. This allows us to choose a hearing aid that's right for you, from any brand we personally believe in. If you have more severe hearing loss, we can turn to a company that specializes in more powerful hearing aids. If you only have hearing loss in one ear, there are companies that make excellent hearing aids specifically for that situation.
We'll talk to you about your hearing loss, your lifestyle, and your budget, and based on those factors, we will go over your options with you so you can make an educated decision that will be right for you. We will go over all of the options we believe will work best for you to find a hearing aid that will address all of your hearing needs. We carry hearing aids from the leading manufacturers, including EarQ, Oticon, ReSound, Signia, Starkey, Widex, and Phonak.
Sometimes people expect that the smallest hearing aids are the most expensive, but that's not necessarily true. All styles of hearing aids are roughly the same price. The difference in cost comes not from what it looks like but what's inside the hearing aid. Hearing aids are available with different levels of technology depending on how many features you need and how severe your hearing loss is.
If you only need a little boost or you tend to stay in quiet, predictable environments, a budget-friendly option on the low end of the technology spectrum may be perfect for you. If you want more out of your hearing aid, such as advanced noise cancellation, Bluetooth streaming, and iPhone or Android connectivity, you may be happiest with a more sophisticated model. We'll take all of this into consideration when recommending hearing aids to you.
Hearing aids come in several common styles:
Many patients enjoy the RIC models for their acoustic quality and greater comfort, since the bulk of the hearing aid's "brain" is located in a case behind your ear rather than actually inside the ear itself; only the receiver itself actually goes into your ear. Another advantage of the RIC models is that they can be more easily updated if your hearing loss worsens and you need more powerful technology.
It’s Time to Get More Out of Life
Oticon More is a new perspective in hearing care. This hearing aid is designed to work more like the brain does because it learned through experience. Using On-board Deep Neural Network (DNN) the Oticon More gives the brain more of the information it needs to make sense of sounds, even in the most complex listening environments. Research has proven that the brain needs access to all sounds – not just speech – in order to function in a natural way. Using MoreSound Intelligence, Oticon More delivers 30% more sound to the brain, making speech and other sounds clearer*.
With the Oticon More you will be able to enjoy, follow, and engage in conversations easier than before. You won’t have to strain to hear anymore, the Oticon More will do all the work while providing you with crystal clear sound. This hearing aid also features a new amplification system that seamlessly adapts to the sound scenes you spend the most time in. Experience more out of life with the Oticon More.
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*Compared to Oticon Opn STM, Santurette, et al. 2020. Oticon More clinical evidence. Oticon Whitepaper.
Oticon’s claim to fame is their BrainHearing technology, which has been revolutionized in their new Oticon More hearing aid. The Oticon More gives the brain more of the relevant information it needs to make better sense of sound, so you can get better speech understanding with less effort and the ability to remember more.
ReSound is a truly innovative company and is a world leader when it comes to manufacturing hearing aids that feature the best in connectivity and versatility. Designed to give you direct connectivity to your favorite smart devices, the ReSound ONE is the newest hearing aid that is as unique as your fingerprint. Using an extra microphone placed in your ear canal, you will experience more natural and complete sound like no other.
Signia is one of the leading hearing aid brands in the world. Their goal is to enhance human performance through innovations that shape the hearing aid industry. They recently released a new hearing aid: the Signia AX. With the Signia AX, sounds are crisper and clearer while background noise is kept in the background. Designed for any situation, patients can enjoy better hearing automatically as they move through their day. Available in three rechargeable models, the Signia AX is changing the way patients experience better hearing.
Starkey is a leading hearing aid brand that doesn’t disappoint. Featuring sleek designs that deliver great connectivity features, they have hearing aids that are considered to be nearly invisible. There Livio AI and Livio Edge AI hearing aids feature new Healthable technology that allows you to track your hearing – and physical – health from an app on your smartphone. Using the power of artificial intelligence, the Livio AI and Livio Edge AI are some of the most powerful hearing aids on the market.
Widex has been in business a long time, with their first hearing aids appearing in 1956. Widex has recently released a new hearing aid that has changed the game to deliver a more pure, natural sound: the Widex MOMENT. With the Widex MOMENT you will be able to hear sound naturally. The Widex MOMENT is conveniently rechargeable and even designed to withstand moisture. Hear life clearly, with the Widex MOMENT.
With the new Phonak Paradise you can hear sound naturally, just as nature intended. With the Paradise you can experience crystal clear sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and brilliant speech understanding. With enhanced software, you will be able to hear better no matter the listening situation you are in. Phonak Paradise has new features including speech enhancer, noise cancellation, and motion sensor hearing. Discover the difference for yourself and hear clearer than before.
Most hearing aids will last 3-5 years if properly cared for, but they do need regular maintenance. We will show you how to clean your hearing aid (including changing the wax guard) and how to replace the batteries. It's also important to keep your hearing aids away from moisture, so never wear your hearing aids in the shower or while swimming, and don't store your hearing aids overnight in humid places like the bathroom. Instead, keep them in a safe, dry place out of reach of children or pets. Bring your hearing aids to our office every 3-4 months so we can give them a thorough cleaning and make any adjustments to the fit or the programming.