If you had to choose right now, which hearing aid would you buy?
Did you answer that question with stunned silence?
If so, you’re not alone.
Most people have no idea which kind of hearing aid they need. There are hundreds of models on the market. Different styles of hearing aids are designed for different types and severities of hearing loss.
Pick one at random and you’re guaranteed one thing, a hearing aid that probably won’t work for you because it’s not made to fit your needs.
But there’s good news. You don’t have to go it alone when it comes to choosing a hearing aid. When you come to Davis Audiology in Upstate SC, a Doctor of Audiology will help you select a model that’s the perfect fit for you.
Here are some things we consider when selecting a hearing aid for you:
- Your Type Of Hearing Loss
- The Severity Of Your Hearing Loss
- Your Ability To Manipulate The Device
- Your Lifestyle
- Your Budget
- Your Safety And Security
After your diagnostic hearing exam, we’ll determine which hearing aids will best fit your unique needs. Then, we’ll program your aids to your personal prescription.
And when it’s time for cleaning, repairs, or other maintenance, you know exactly where to go. Just come back to Davis Audiology. You’ll get free maintenance and programming services for the lifetime of your hearing aid, as well as free hearing aid batteries, free check-ups, and our generous warranty plans.
No wondering where you’ll send your hearing aids for service or waiting weeks to get them back. No worries.
That beats going it alone, huh?
Put an expert in your corner. Schedule your appointment with Davis Audiology today.
Styles of Hearing Aids
There are multiple device styles with their own set of features. Here are the most commonly used types:
- Behind the ear
- Mini behind the ear
- Receiver in canal
- In the ear
- In the canal
- Completely in the canal
- Invisible in the canal
Custom hearing protection helps musicians, professionals, hunters or any user in a high-noise environment. Earmold and earplug types are available for:
Hearing and Balance
Our auditory system isn’t just responsible for hearing, it also contributes to our balance. Problems with the external, middle or inner ear can contribute to dizziness and feeling off-balance. Proper hearing care can help determine the cause of dizziness and how it can be treated.
Hearing Aid Tips and How-Tos
At Davis Audiology we want you to feel comfortable and confident while using your hearing aids so we’ve put together some tips and how-tos to debug some of the care associated with using hearing aids. We hope that you find these useful, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us for more details.
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
MultiBeam Technology from Advanced Bionics improves microphone quality in hearing aids and cochlear implants. The company also produces quality-hearing apps for Android and iOS devices.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth is a technology that streams sound wirelessly. It works on multiple devices and is easy to set up. Bluetooth enabled hearing aids are compatible with hundreds of Bluetooth powered devices.
Cell phone accessories
Cell phone accessories for hearing aids enhance core features. Some of the most useful accessories are neckloops. Using the telecoil feature, they send wireless signals between compatible devices.
Electronic Shooter Protection (ESP)
Loud sounds are one of the biggest causes of hearing loss. Custom fitted electronic shooters protection enhances environmental awareness while guarding against harmful gun sounds.
Lyric Invisible Hearing Aids
Lyric is a 100-percent invisible hearing aid that delivers pure, natural sound. It is low maintenance and can be worn months at a time before changing.
Oticon’s lineup includes the OPN series of hearing aids, a top tier app and multiple accessories. Improved wireless functionality with the ConnectClip raises compatibility with all devices.
Phonak has hearing aid options for children, teenagers and adults. Their products include high-end features in a variety of sizes and styles.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids can be powered up at home or while on the road. Newer models use inductive technology for a wireless charging experience.
ReSound has a large catalog of digital hearing aids. The addition of ReSound accessories and apps compliments their varied product line.
Signia offers a broad range of hearing aids for every lifestyle and all configurations of hearing loss—including completely invisible, waterproof, and rechargeable hearing aids. Signia also has a complete line of wireless accessories that connect hearing aids wirelessly to mobile phones, TVs, MP3 players, and other audio devices.
Starkey specializes in high-end hearing aids and hearing amplifier devices. They maintain one of the deepest lineups in the hearing aid industry.
Consumers need different types of hearing aids based on their hearing loss. Unitron makes small, medium and large devices that cater to users that need it the most.
The Widex Evoke is the world’s first smart hearing aid. Evoke is still one of the best ways to uniquely shape a listening experience with minimal interaction.