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Quality Products from Multiple Manufacturers
We work with several manufactures to achieve the perfect product to fit your individual need. Each manufacturer offers a variety of technologies and fitting algorithms. We’ve found that each hearing loss is different and requires a specialized approach. This way, you can be assured your treatment is a best fit for your need and your pocketbook.
German manufacturer, Siemens now Sivantos, contributes to the quality of life of the hearing-impaired by providing solutions for better hearing and understanding through empowerment of communication. They now brand their hearing aids Signia and have both rechargeable hearing aids and a Made For iPhone range.
Phonak, a Swiss hearing aid manufacturer, is the biggest in the world. They are known for providing high-quality hearing aids and would also be seen as a premium brand hearing aid manufacturer. They have just recently introduced a new hearing aid platform called the Marvel which is a Made For Any Phone hearing aid with new rechargeable hearing aid models.
The German manufacturer, Hansaton, recognized that hearing well is imperative to ones health and they design hearing aids for this reason. For over 50 years, they work to improve the quality of their customers’ lives. Inspired by their passion to restore the joy of life with all its sounds, Hansaton is one of the leaders of modern and innovative hearing aids.
SoundGear hearing protection products are made by Starkey Hearing Technologies, a global leader in hearing technology and premier provider in hearing healthcare. SoundGear electronic hearing protection provides 100% digital sound enhancement designed to deliver superior environmental monitoring between gun shots.
How Much Do Hearing Aids Cost?
To be honest, the cost of hearing aids depends on your needs, lifestyle and the technology you want in your hearing aid. There are many hearing aids with different technologies, features and designs that can meet the needs of those with mild to severe hearing loss.
Hearing aids are grouped into three main technology levels: Premium, Mid-Range and Basic, but how do you know what type of hearing aid to choose? The two biggest factors to consider when choosing a hearing aid:
- Your lifestyle is the first thing to consider when choosing your new hearing aids. If you mostly work in a noisy or crowded environment, you will more than likely need a more Premium hearing device. These provide excellent noise reduction or cancelation. They also have directional microphones so you can hear and comprehend speech easily.
- Technology level is the other factor that should go into choosing your new hearing aids. Are you the kind of person who loves to have the latest and greatest technology? If so, you will want/need to check out the newest Premium hearing aids that have more high-tech features, such as Bluetooth, smartphone App controls, plus more.
To give an accurate price quote, we would need to learn more about you, your hearing loss, your wants and needs, and your lifestyle. We would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation and help you find hearing aids that fit you, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Basic Hearing Aids
Generally, basic digital hearing aids require you to make manual adjustments in certain listening situation, such as turning volume controls up or down, or pushing a button on the aids to reduce noise coming from behind you. Basic devices provide speech recognition in quiet settings, such as at home or in a quiet office setting, and offer feedback cancellation, which enables good hearing comfort.
Features of most Basic Hearing Aids:
- FM Compatibility – Frequency modulation (FM) compatibility is a wireless feature that enables hearing aids to connect with FM systems, sometimes via a special attachment to the hearing aids. These systems can be used separate as well. FM systems improve the signal to noise ratio without causing feedback in the hearing aids. They also help to improve clarity, hearing from a distance, and to reduce fatigue on your hearing aids.
- Channels – The more channels in a hearing aid, the greater the flexibility in programming, as the hearing aid prescription can be customized across the different frequencies, or pitches.
- Directional Microphone Systems – This feature is designed to give a boost to the sounds coming from the front and to reduce the sounds coming from other directions. Different systems are designed to block out more or less of the sounds coming from behind. These also help improve speech understanding in background noise.
- Telecoil – This is a wireless feature on most Basic hearing aids that picks up electromagnetic signals from compatible telephones or looped rooms. This can improve the signal to noise ratio while eliminating the potential for feedback.
- Digital Noise Reduction – This can analyze the signal to determine if it contains unwanted noises and then reduces the level of the noise. this preferred feature makes background or environmental noise less annoying and increases your listening comfort.
- Impulse Noise Reduction – This helps to improve listening comfort. This feature helps to detect any transient loud noises, like car keys rattling, typing on a keyboard or dishes rattling, and then softens noises for you.
- Feedback Management Systems – This feature helps to combat the feedback or whistling that often occurs in hearing aids. Basic feedback management systems may reduce the overall amplification in order to remove the whistling or feedback.
Mid-Range Hearing Aids
Mid-range hearing aids provide good sound quality, even in complex listening situations. These devices have the technology that gives you the ability to change listening programs improving listening comfort in any setting. These hearing aids are aimed for those who are a little more active than those needing a Basic set of hearing aids. Features in these hearing aids will be slightly better than the basic functions.
Added Features of most Mid-Range Hearing Aids:
- Wireless Technology – Some wireless connectivity with external audio sources, along with some coming with apps to easily adjust your hearing aids to fit your listening situation.
- Adaptive Directional Microphones – This helps with voice and sound recognition. This also provides effortless directional hearing.
Premium Hearing Aids
Premium hearing aids offer you the best and latest in technology. These are designed for those who simply have a need to hear well in almost every situation. These hearing aids deliver the best speech clarity and most natural sound. Premium hearing aids can do everything that the Basic & Mid-Range hearing aids can do, only better and more!
Added Features of most Premium Hearing Aids:
- Variety – Most set come in a variety of styles and colors to fit your wants and needs.
- Automatic Adjustments to Various Listening Environments – Both hearing aids are in constant communication with each other. They analyze your present hearing situation and adapting to it automatically. You can also manually program and save settings for your most visited places.
- 360 Hearing – This type of sound orientation helps you locate where a sound is coming from, and then orient yourself in your surroundings. This in turn will help you balance yourself throughout the day.
- Wireless Bluetooth Streaming – This Bluetooth feature is an added convenience. The hearing aids connect wirelessly to electronic devices, either directly or through an accessory. The hearing aids can connect to smartphones or even most newer TV’s helping you wirelessly stream audio through your hearing aids. This helps to prevent sound interference and optimizes sound reception.