Nothing is more frustrating than waking up to a broken hearing aid. That’s why we offer repair solutions for many of the devices on the market. We custom fit each of our patients with the correct solution to their individual need.
HEARING AID TYPES
With the advent of digital technology, hearing aids have remarkably improved. If you’re picturing big and bulky devices with questionable sound quality, you’ll be pleased to learn today’s instruments are smaller, more comfortable, less noticeable, and provide sound that is more natural. They are available in a variety of sizes and styles, even some that can be controlled by your smartphone. We help find the correct product that appeals to your lifestyle needs and cosmetic preferences.
Here are the two of the styles available:
- Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC) – An RIC hearing aid consists of a tiny housing containing all electronics except the receiver, which is positioned behind the ear. A thin tube connects the housing to the receiver, which is worn in the concha (bowl-shaped portion) of the ear. It’s a small and discreet unit but powerful enough for treating mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
- Open Fit – An Open Fit hearing aid is a smaller version of the BTE. Like that device, it rests behind the ear and includes a transparent tube that delivers sound to the ear canal through a very small earpiece. Because the ear canal is left unobstructed, there is less occlusion with this style and the smaller size appeals to many adults. Prone to low-frequency noise leakage, this style is best for mild to moderate hearing loss in high-frequency ranges only.
HEARING AID MANUFACTURERS
We are committed to providing patients in need of hearing assistance with a wide selection of digital hearing aids designed for all types of hearing loss, lifestyles, and budgets.
We believe quality products deliver the best solutions and have partnered with the industry’s top manufacturers to ensure your hearing aid allows you to reconnect with friends and loved ones and enjoy a better quality of life.
Our licensed and board-certified doctors of audiology will help you decide which hearing aid is best for you. All our hearing aids come with a 30-day trial period so you can make sure the device is right for you. In addition to fitting and programming every hearing aid, we also provide cleaning, adjustments, and minor repairs at no charge.
We work with the following manufacturers to provide you with a custom, first-rate solution for your hearing loss!
HEARING AID ACCESSORIES
Hearing aids aren’t just available in a wide range of sizes and styles. Nowadays, they can also accommodate a variety of accessories. Deciding which, if any, will benefit you can be tricky. You should speak with the doctors of audiology at Acadian Hearing & Balance Center to learn more about any product.
Some of the more popular hearing aid accessories include:
- Wireless accessories. Utilizing Bluetooth® technology, wireless accessories enable you to hear better in situations where there is a lot of background noise or distance between you and the speaker. These include wireless microphones, remotes and television headsets.
- Transmitters & receivers. These are helpful in educational situations (a teacher’s words are transmitted directly into the student’s ears) and for children. Transmitters and receivers work together to overcome background noise, distance and reverberation, and contribute to a better learning experience.
HEARING AID SERVICES
Acadian Hearing & Balance Center offers comprehensive hearing aid services. Our team of licensed and board certified doctors of audiology will test your hearing and then recommend a hearing aid based on your hearing loss and lifestyle.
Every hearing aid comes with a 30-day trial period. If you find your devices are unsatisfactory for any reason, you may return them in good condition within 30 days of your fitting. You will receive a full refund for the hearing aids less a $100 dispensing fee per aid. Our audiologists will clean, adjust and perform any minor repairs at no charge to you for the lifetime of your hearing aids.
In addition to hearing aids, we also sell earmolds, batteries and other hearing aid supplies you may need. Hearing aids are built to provide many years of useful service. However, regular exposure to a harsh environment means they will occasionally encounter problems. No matter how fastidious you are when it comes to hygiene, the ear canals inevitably attract dirt, moisture, and earwax buildup – all of which can wreak havoc with the electronic components in your hearing aids.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
Our resource center provides support to our patients and offers helpful information to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We have a number of patient information forms available for download, as well as pre- and post-operative surgery instructions, insurance providers and a list of frequently asked questions. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call and we’ll help you out.
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