A complete comprehensive hearing test is required to purchase hearing aids anywhere. If you are local to our location we offer a complete hearing test in the comfort of your home, my mobile office or at one of our satellite locations. The test is done by a fully licensed Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist in accordance to the protocols and state rules for hearing examinations. The test is literally the same that you'd have gotten done at a hospital or clinic for hearing aid fitting results and fitting protocols.
Once your exam has been accomplished, it is reviewed to find the correct combination of technology that meets both your hearing needs and your technology feature requirements.
40 years as a Board Certified Hearing Specialist, so... not new to hearing aids! I am both an old school and new school professional. I have had the luxury to see it all over the past 4 decades and wear the same instruments that I sell. I am simply joining the new mediums for reaching out to you to provide expert services. I hope you'll find trust in my advice.
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QUESTION: How many years should I expect my hearing aid to last?
ANSWER: Used to be 3 to 5 years but, with the latest innovations to seal components inside of each unit, the industry is expecting 5 years to be the average.
QUESTION: How do I know if the battery is in the hearing aid correctly?
ANSWER: Hearing aid batteries have a positive and negative side, just like any other battery. Generally, there will be a red “+” sign on the battery door indicating the positive side should be up. The positive side of a hearing aid battery is flat and has a “+” sign on it.
QUESTION: Is it OK for me to sleep in my hearing aids?
ANSWER: When going to bed for the night, you should remove your hearing aids and recharge them. If you leave them on they may cause your ear to be sore from laying on them.
QUESTION: Can I wear my hearing aids when I take a shower, bath, or when I swim?
ANSWER: Even with the water resistance capabilities of modern hearing aids, we recommend you remove your hearing aids prior to any aquatic activity.
QUESTION: How do I tell the right hearing aid from the left hearing aid?
ANSWER: Your hearing aids will be marked red and blue. Red will always be for the right ear. The blue will be for the left ear.
QUESTION: Will wearing my BTE or RITE hearing aid interfere with my glasses?
ANSWER: No, it should not. Many people wear both hearing aids and glasses. Make sure that when you remove your glasses that you use both hands, one on each bow by your temple, and pull them straight forward. Avoid pulling your glasses roughly off to one side - this may cause the hearing aid on the opposite side to become dislodged.
Hearing loss has been linked other health woes as either a contributing factor or potential outcome. These include the following:
Ignoring hearing loss doesn’t make it go away any more than neglecting to get tested for other health conditions means you won’t contract them. Do the right thing for yourself and those who love you ― talk to us... we can help!
You might assume hearing loss won’t become a concern until your 70s or later. However, hearing difficulties can result from more than presbycusis (age-related hearing loss). If you’re a baby boomer, you were probably exposed to a lot of loud sounds throughout your life ― rock concerts, hi-fi stereos turned up to the maximum, military service ― and it’s a safe bet you didn’t wear hearing protection for any of it. So, it’s a good idea to get your hearing tested as soon as you enter your sixth decade.
Hearing loss is not only your problem ― it poses a challenge to everyone in your life. Family and friends have to put up with repeating themselves or raising their voices in conversations with you, and with your misunderstandings of what they just said. If unaware of your condition, some might think you are not paying attention, which could cost you significant relationships in your life. Getting your hearing loss diagnosed and treated demonstrates that you do care and are willing to do what it takes to improve your communication and listening skills.
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