At Heritage Audiology we provide hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers. We ensure each patient’s unique needs are met with the most appropriate technology on the market. Today’s digital hearing aids are typically offered in various levels such as basic or entry-level to advanced or premium-level. Within each level, different technology and features are available. The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology and the number of features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style selected. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
Developers of hearing aids are always looking for new and improved ways of making hearing aids better and more useful in people’s lives. Bluetooth technology is being used to make it easier for hearing aid users to connect their hearing aids to various devices for improved sound quality directly from the sound source. Many hearing aids are also available in a rechargeable option which eliminates the need to buy and change batteries.
At Heritage Audiology we also use real ear measurements to program hearing aids. Real ear measurements are computerized equipment that measures hearing aid performance in the ear canal. The response is compared to a target response based on your individual hearing loss. The comparison determines what fine tuning adjustments are needed to better match the target.
There is a wide variety of custom hearing protection available including:
- Earplugs for hunting: Designed to protect hunters from the damaging impacts of rounds fired.
- Earplugs for music: Designed to optimize the musician’s experience by filtering out the damaging sounds, but allowing the music to reach the wearer.
- Earplugs for swimming: Designed to stop water from entering the ears while swimming. Available in options that float, making them easy to keep track of.
IN-THE-CANAL (ITC) HEARING AIDS
ITC hearing aids are designed for patients with varying severity of hearing loss. This aid is custom-made to fit snugly inside of the lower portion of the outer ear, so that it stays in place. Your Audiologist will work with you to select a color that matches your skin tone to ensure cosmetic preference. ITC hearing aids have several programmable features, and we can help you determine which features will work best for you.
BEHIND-THE-EAR (BTE) HEARING AIDS
These types of hearing aids are highly versatile, in that they are popular among patients of all ages with all types of hearing loss. As the name suggests, the casing of this hearing sits behind the ear, where it is hardly noticeable, especially on patients with longer hair. The earmold is designed to fit comfortably inside of the ear canal, significantly enhancing your hearing ability. You can also choose the color for your earmold, such as tan, pink, and clear, to make it even more discreet. We can program your BTE hearing aids to meet your specific needs.
WIRELESS & BLUETOOTH OPTIONS
The hearing aids we provide offer several programming features that can help enhance your hearing even further. These features include:
Feedback (whistling) control
Noise management programs
Wireless Bluetooth controls
Automatic phone control