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Hearing Aids

Following your hearing assessment, hearing aids may be recommended.  At Advanced Hearing Solutions, LLC, we work with a wide number of hearing aid manufacturers including Phonak, ReSound, Siemens, Starkey, Oticon, Widex, Unitron, etc. Our recommendation is based on what is best for the patient. We offer a 30-Day Trial Period on all hearing aids. This gives the patient time to try the hearing aids in a variety of listening environments and decide if they are truly benefitting.

If a patient decides to keep their hearing aids, they will receive 5 years of service on their new hearing aids.  This includes all follow-up appointments as well as an annual reassessment of your hearing sensitivity.  We want to be sure all auditory changes are accounted for and that your hearing aids are always programmed appropriately to optimize your hearing and provide maximum benefit.  You will never be charged to have your hearing aids reprogrammed, cleaned or checked during this time frame.  All hearing aids also come with a repair warranty and a loss and damage warranty from the manufacturer.  

We fit 100% digital amplification. DIGITAL technology is the most sophisticated hearing aid technology currently available. It gives the audiologist maximum control over sound quality and sound processing characteristics. Digital hearing instruments are programmed on a computer. Your hearing loss is first entered into the computer which then connects to and programs the instrument. The result is a totally customized response based on your hearing loss, with just the right amount of amplification where you need it the most.

STYLES OF HEARING AIDS

OTE: On-The-Ear (OTE), also known as "open fit" hearing aids use a tiny casing and a nearly invisible slim tube and dome. The size of the hearing instrument itself is typically very small compared to a full size behind-the-ear hearing aid.  You are measured for the appropriate tubing and dome in the office and can be fit on the spot if all supplies are in stock.  OTE fittings are the latest trend in advanced hearing aid technology.  They are extremely convenient, offer a cosmetically appealing option and provide maximum comfort by leaving the majority of your ear canal opened. 

BTE: Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids typically have more power than the custom made in-the-ear aids. Because of this, they are traditionally the largest of all hearing aid styles.  BTEs "sit" on the back of your ear. They are usually connected to custom-made ear molds attached to thicker tubing.  However, full size BTE aids can also be fit with a slim tube and dome if the patient has relatively good low frequency hearing sensitivity.


ITE: In-The-Ear hearing aids are the easiest to handle of the custom made aids. They have a longer battery life than completely-in-the-canal aids because they typically utilize a size 13 or 312 battery.  The aid fills the entire bowl of your ear and is fairly visible.


ITC: In-The-Canal hearing aids are less visible than ITEs. They sit in the canal and are fairly discrete.  However, they do require good dexterity in order to control the volume wheel and program button on the faceplate of the aid.


CIC: Completely-In-the-Canal hearing aids are the most cosmetically appealing of the custom made aids. CICs sit completely in the ear canal and are not visible.  They usually require a "removal string" due to their small size and their deep fit into the ear canal. They do not usually have manual controls because they are so small. CIC hearing aids take a size 10 battery and require very good dexterity.  They can be fit on patients with mild ranging to severe hearing loss.