Hearing Aids

What Are Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are a solution to a problem that millions of Americans face every single day; the inability to hear what they want to hear.

Hearing aids are sound-amplifying devices designed to aid people who have a hearing impairment. Over 33 million children and adults in the United States have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss can have a negative effect on communication, relationships, school/work performance, and emotional well-being.

We’re glad you decided to read a little bit about hearing loss and hearing aids. We understand that this is a big step for many people. We hope the information provided on these pages helps you understand that there is a solution to the problem.

Most hearing aids share several similar electronic components, including a microphone that picks up sound; amplifier circuitry that makes the sound louder; a miniature loudspeaker (receiver) that delivers the amplified sound into the ear canal; and batteries that power the electronic parts.

Statistics

At age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss.
60 percent of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings.
While people in the workplace with the mildest hearing losses show little or no drop in income compared to their normal hearing peers, as the hearing loss increases, so does the reduction in compensation.
About 2-3 of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable hearing loss in one or both ears.

Hearing Aid Vendor Information

We work with most major hearing aid manufacturers and provide service on all makes and models. And we are independently owned and do not have any financial obligation to any manufacturer. We choose the hearing aids that best match your needs and budget- not ours.

Hearing Aid Styles

Invisible in the Canal (IIC)
  • 100% Invisible when worn
  • Hear clearly in noise
  • Sculpted for your ear canal
  • Highest definition sound quality

Completely in Canal (CIC)

  • Cosmetically desirable 
  • Programmed to have automatic or push button settings
  • Requires good manual dexterity

    In the Canal (ITC)

    • Barely visible in the ear
    • Easy to use with the telephone
    • May not fit well in small ears
      In the Ear (ITE)
      • Easy to insert into the ear because of its larger size
      • Easy-to-operate larger features such as volume control
      • Used to help mild to severe hearing loss.

      Behind the Ear (BTE)

      • Typically offers more power than a custom-made hearing aid
      • Suitable for all degrees of hearing loss
      • Large, easy-to-use hearing aids that are very reliable

      Receiver in Canal (RIC)

      •  Fits a large range of hearing loss
      • Offers the greatest flexibility in programming
      • Water resistant and very durable

       

      Direct Connectivity

      Hearing aids that are directly connected with either iPhone or Android cell phones. Stream music, phone calls wirelessly and without a delay! Use an app on your phone to change the settings (direction of microphones, programs, volume) of your hearing aids.
      Rechargeable hearing aids
      Lose the batteries and put your hearing aids on a charger. In as little as 2 hours, the hearing aids will be ready for you to wear for at least 16 hours.

      Bluetooth compatible accessories

      Dr. Wayne works with blue tooth compatible hearing aids and accessories. Many hearing aids today allow wireless streaming to devices such as your cell phone, MP3 player, landline phone and television. Let Dr. Wayne show you how to incorporate this technology into your lifestyle.

       

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