Hearing Instrument Solutions
Hearing instrument needs and preferences vary from patient to patient. We offer hearing instruments that are made in any style with 6 total technology levels, from simple, entry-level technology to more advanced, elite premium technology. Today’s hearing instruments are sophisticated computers in discreet cases. The degree of your hearing loss, your ability to understand speech both in quiet and in noise, and your lifestyle and preferences help us to determine which level of technology will best fit your hearing and lifestyle needs. Regardless of technology, all of today’s hearing instruments can give you the best hearing in the many listening situations that you will face in your daily life.
RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) Hearing Instruments
Receiver In the Canal hearing instruments uses a thin receiver wire that extends from the hearing aid, over the outer ear, and into your ear canal. This style can be used for all degrees of hearing loss. These are offered in both battery and rechargeable styles with the option of direct streaming to any smartphone, television, and the smartphone app. This style offers pure, natural sound with the ability to make programs automatic depending on your needs.
ITE (in-the-ear) Hearing Instruments
In-The-Ear (ITE) hearing instruments are placed inside the ear and are custom made to best fit your ear canal. ITE hearing instruments vary in size from invisible in the canal to full shell sizes. The ITE style can be used for all degrees of hearing loss. Most are battery-operated, with some rechargeable available. The option of direct streaming to any smartphone, television, and the smartphone app is available on some models.
Lyric is the world’s first and only 100% invisible hearing instrument. This hearing instrument is placed deep in your canal by our Audiologist and is made to be worn for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Lyric requires no maintenance or batteries to change or charge. Thanks to its unique placement, you can enjoy the benefits of better hearing without anyone ever knowing they’re using a hearing instrument. It’s truly insert and forget.
Other Hearing Solutions
We offer an array of other solutions depending on your needs. Find out more.
Custom Hearing Protection
One of the most common causes of hearing loss is excessive exposure to loud levels of noise. Whether you work or play in high levels of noise, or you are exposed to underwater conditions, we have the most innovative products to ensure your hearing is safe and protected.
Balance Evaluations and Solutions
For individuals having difficulties with their balance and equilibrium, there are a couple of options to choose from at our office. BPPV [benign paroxysmal positional vertigo] can be treated in office using the Epley maneuver. Videonystagmography [VNG] is a valuable diagnostic procedure as well that is simple and painless ,and it can help more accurately determine the cause of your dizziness symptoms.
The test uses a camera to trace quick eye movements (nystagmus) in response to certain visual cues and positional changes. This information is illuminating because there are neural pathways that connect the balance mechanism of the inner ear to the muscles of the eye. A disorder of the balance mechanism can result in quick eye movements that can only be detected with advanced optics.
Because the hearing and balance functions of your inner ear are so closely related, we routinely administer a hearing test before VNG to assess the condition of the overall system.
There’s no doubt that with today’s technology that hearing aids make understanding in most situations a whole lot better. But, sometimes they’re just not enough! There’s a wide range of options for wireless accessories to choose from when it comes to boosting your hearing aid performance which keeps you better connected! From the phone to the TV or just a normal noisy environment, we have solutions to meet your needs.