Remember, a hearing loss is more noticeable than a hearing aid!
No two people have exactly the same type of hearing loss. In fact, did you know that no two people hear sound the same? Small, comfortable and powerful, our hearing devices are sophisticated pieces of digital technology that can be tuned to suit your unique hearing needs.
There are several steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation. At the time of the hearing evaluation, a case history will be taken to determine how much your hearing problem impacts your day-to-day life as well as the lives of your family. You may also have to provide some basic questions about your general health history.
Hearing test results
The results from your hearing test will provide the hearing care professional information on what sounds you may be missing or hearing. The results of this testing will also allow the hearing care professional to make the best treatment recommendations, which typically includes hearing aids.
Hearing aid recommendation
If your hearing test reveals a permanent hearing loss, hearing aids may be recommended. Your hearing professional will explain what sounds you have difficulty hearing, and what hearing aids can do to help. It is usually at this appointment that you will get to see and touch different styles of hearing aids. In some cases, you may even be able to listen to a hearing aid. Your hearing professional will help you choose the best hearing aid style, features and level of sophistication based on your degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and financial circumstances. Some hobbies and occupations may benefit from different hearing aid styles or features, so your hearing care provider may have you fill out a questionnaire to assist during the evaluation process. The final decision on which hearing aids are purchased is your choice, but your hearing care professional will make recommendations on the best options for your particular needs.
Once you make a decision, the hearing professional may take impressions of your ears if you selected custom hearing aids or behind-the-ear hearing aids that require earmolds. Hearing aids must be programmed by your hearing professional to meet your specific hearing needs. There is an adjustment period when wearing hearing aids, so it’s possible your provider may make additional changes to your settings to ensure you’re getting the best listening experience possible.
At Quality Hearing & Audiology Center, we offer three different categories of hearing devices:
- Daily wear hearing aids: Daily wear hearing aids are sophisticated, discreet and durable devices which give you exceptional sound quality and speech understanding through advanced noise cancellation technology so that you may engage effortlessly with family, friends, and colleagues in any listening situation.
- Extended wear hearing devices: Lyric is the world’s first 100% invisible extended wear hearing device. These extended wear hearing aids are comfortably placed in the ear canal without the need for surgery or anesthesia. Once placed, Lyric can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months at a time, during daily activities like sleeping, exercising and even showering. Not only does Lyric’s deep placement inside the ear canal allow it to completely disappear from sight, it also helps the Lyric.
- Implantable devices: If you have certain types of hearing loss and are currently struggling with hearing aids, an implantable hearing solution may be able to help. These advanced hearing treatment options, including a cochlear implant or bone conduction system, are easy to use and are designed to help you hear better in all settings, from quiet conversations to noisy places. Your audiologist will determine if you are a candidate for an implantable solution and make the appropriate recommendations.