American Hearing + Audiology
Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing aids are available in a range of styles. Each style is designed to meet differing requirements based on your hearing loss and anatomy. After your hearing evaluation, our Audiologists will explain the advantages and benefits associated with each hearing aid style suitable for your particular hearing loss and lifestyle. We will help you determine what style of hearing aids makes the most sense with your hearing loss, listening environments and budget.
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Learn the Levels of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss as well as their family, friends, and associates. Once corrected, patients with hearing loss can more effectively engage in conversations both professionally and socially. This greatly reduces the stresses a hearing loss causes. Research has shown that an untreated hearing impairment can result in withdrawal from social activities and cognitive decline. Use of a hearing aid also reduces the stress family and friends and coworkers experience.
Life is made up of social interaction, both big and small. Miscommunication leads to difficulties for the person experiencing hearing loss and those around them. Don’t let poor hearing cause you to miss out life’s many special moments. Explore how a digital hearing instrument can impact your life.
Hearing aids come in four general technology levels: Premium, Advanced, Intermediate, and Essential. Selecting the proper hearing aid greatly depends on your lifestyle and, to a lesser degree, the actual loss. Are you active professionally and socially? What activities do you enjoy? Are you in challenging environments? We take this information along with evaluation results to guide you through the selection process to insure you get the hearing aid that best matches your needs and budget.
Premium Level Hearing Aids
Cynthia’s hearing loss is very modest, but she does enjoy going to the symphony, enjoys social engagements and is a professor at the University. Her classes are sometimes held in wide open auditoriums, and at other times, in smaller classrooms. She needs a hearing aid that can help in a variety of sound environments. A Premium Level hearing aid would be best suited for Cynthia.
Standard Level Hearing Aids
Ben is a semi-retired accountant and over the last few years his hearing loss has become a distraction to him and his family. He remains active but doesn’t like crowds. He needs a hearing aid that he can rely on but isn’t called upon to manage ever changing sound environments. A Standard Level hearing aid is probably the best solution for Ben.
Essential Level Hearing Aids
Roy is an avid reader and enjoys a quiet, stay-at-home life. His hearing loss is not severe and his environment does not require sophisticated technology. He also has a limited income. We may recommend an Basic Level Hearing Aid for Roy.
Advanced Level Hearing Aids
Joan is kept busy helping raise her two grandchildren. She spends most of her time getting her grandkids to and from their various activities. For her level of activity and noise exposure, an Advanced Level hearing aid would make the most sense.
Hearing Aid Brands
We work with the world’s leading hearing aid brands to provide the best possible hearing solution for our patients. Our audiologists and hearing specialists will help you choose the right hearing aid for your type of hearing loss, listening environment, lifestyle and budget.