Hearing Aids

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Is It Time for Hearing Aids?

Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.

Do others complain the TV is too loud?

Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?

Do you have more trouble hearing women than men?

Do you ask others to repeat themselves?

Do you avoid going out because you’ll struggle to hear?

Do you notice any ringing or buzzing sounds in either ear?

Brands We Carry

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Phonak Hearing Aids

Whatever your degree of hearing loss Phonak has the right hearing aid for you regardless of your type of hearing loss, your lifestyle, your personal preferences, your age or your budget.

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Resound Hearing Aids

Your hearing experience should address your unique needs.  ReSound is a manufacturer that has proven to be reliable, innovative and a great fit for many of our patients at Synergy Hearing Center.

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Oticon Hearing Aids

People First is a promise: That everything Oticon does always begins with the people we are doing it for. We are not simply trying to help you hear more, but to live more.

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Signia Hearing Aids

Signia hearing aids deliver the sound that nature intended by combining uncompromised audibility with a natural sounding own voice hear everything in harmony.

Choosing Hearing Aids

You know you need hearing aids but maybe you aren’t too sure about the selection process, we can help. Your listening needs, physical abilities, and budget concerns are the most important considerations when choosing hearing aids. 

We’ll go over each area of concern and walk you through the process taking into account each of the following factors.

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One or Two Hearing Aids?

99% of patients with a hearing aid in both ears will need a hearing aid for both ears.  There are some exceptions to this, and your hearing healthcare professional will discuss those with you.

Which Style of Hearing Aid?

The three main styles of hearing aids are behind-the-ear, in-the-ear and in-the-canal.  The style choice depends on many factors.  The final decision will be made based on the degree of your hearing loss, your listening needs, your physical limitations (if any) and your personal preference.

Technical Considerations

The technical characteristics of hearing aids are very important.  The amount of gain or amplification provided at each frequency, the loudest sound that the hearing aid can produce, and specialized signal processing technology must be selected on an individual basis.

Getting Started is Easy

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Free Phone Consultation

Give us a call, we’re happy to answer questions over the phone.

Book Appointment

The easiest way to figure out what you might need, is to come in for a visit.

Meet the Doctor!

Book an appointment, meet the doctor and get answers to your questions.

Follow Up & Care

Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of their long time association with our office. Patients tell us often how well we work together as a team.

We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of hearing healthcare and great patient communication. Each of our staff members is motivated to achieve the best results for our patients in a calming and comfortable setting.

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Do all hearing aids work the same way?

Hearing aids work differently depending on the electronics used. The two main types of electronics are analog and digital.

Analog aids convert sound waves into electrical signals, which are amplified. Analog/adjustable hearing aids are custom built to meet the needs of each user. The aid is programmed by the manufacturer according to the specifications recommended by your audiologist. Analog/programmable hearing aids have more than one program or setting. An audiologist can program the aid using a computer, and you can change the program for different listening environments—from a small, quiet room to a crowded restaurant to large, open areas, such as a theater or stadium. Analog/programmable circuitry can be used in all types of hearing aids. Analog aids usually are less expensive than digital aids.

Digital aids convert sound waves into numerical codes, similar to the binary code of a computer, before amplifying them. Because the code also includes information about a sound’s pitch or loudness, the aid can be specially programmed to amplify some frequencies more than others. Digital circuitry gives an audiologist more flexibility in adjusting the aid to a user’s needs and to certain listening environments. These aids also can be programmed to focus on sounds coming from a specific direction. Digital circuitry can be used in all types of hearing aids.

What hearing aid will work the best for me?

The hearing aid that will work best for you depends on the kind and severity of your hearing loss. If you have a hearing loss in both of your ears, two hearing aids are generally recommended because two aids provide a more natural signal to the brain. Hearing in both ears also will help you understand speech and locate where the sound is coming from.

You and your audiologist should select a hearing aid that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Although a hearing aid will not restore your normal hearing, with practice, a hearing aid will increase your awareness of sounds and their sources.

How Can I Extend the Life of My Hearing Aids?

Proper maintenance and care will extend the life of your hearing aid. Make it a habit to:

  • Keep hearing aids away from heat and moisture.
  • Clean hearing aids as instructed. Earwax and ear drainage can damage a hearing aid.
  • Avoid using hairspray or other hair care products while wearing hearing aids.
  • Turn off hearing aids when they are not in use.
  • Replace dead batteries immediately.
  • Keep replacement batteries and small aids away from children and pets.

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