Hearing aid technology has seen a tremendous improvement in the past decade. Today’s hearing aids do more than just amplify the sound.
They are smaller, barely visible and sound more natural than their earlier counterparts. Today’s hearing instruments are also computerized, using digital sound processing with microchips.
Here are some of the advancements in hearing aid technology
Digital Sound Processing
Sounds are converted to digital signals. A computer microchip analyzes whether the incoming sound is speech or noise and adjusts accordingly.
Multiple microphones are used. In the presence of background noise, the microphone facing the back is turned off to focus on the sound coming from the front.
Feedback refers to the annoying whistling sound that occurs when something gets too close to the hearing aid. Hearing aids now have sophisticated and automatic feedback management systems that can eliminate the annoying whistle.
The hearing aids can now be connected wirelessly to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth.
With so many features available for today’s hearing instruments, the task of choosing the right one can be daunting. It is very important to work closely with an audiologist. Our audiologist will work with you to determine which technology and features are best suited for your needs.
Call The Hearing Clinic at (985) 446-8328 to schedule your appointment
HEARING AID TYPES
the hearing aid sits in the back of the ear. It requires a custom earmold to fit in the ear.
A small hearing device that fits in the back of the ear. It is connected to a sleek wire (the receiver) that fits inside the ear canal.
Full Shell (ITE FS)
Recommended for patients with dexterity needs who prioritize an instrument that is easy to handle, control, and adjust.
Half Shell (ITE HS)
An in-the-ear hearing instrument that fills up more of the visible part of the ear and suits patients with dexterity needs.
A discreet style that sits in the canal portion of the ear.
A very discreet hearing aid that sits completely inside the ear canal.
The smallest and most discreet hearing aid hearing aid style.
HEARING AID FINANCING
We at The Hearing Clinic truly care about you. We want you to be able to afford the best possible hearing solutions without straining your budget. We offer a convenient and affordable monthly payment plan through Care Credit.
Why consider financing your hearing aids?
- Easy online application
- Affordable monthly payments
- No annual fees
- Interest free for 12 months
- Revolving line of credit
- Credit especially designed for Health Care needs
If you have any questions about our financing plan through Care Credit, do not hesitate to ask our knowledgeable Patient Care Coordinator or Audiologist at The Hearing Clinic.
Call The Hearing Clinic at (985) 446-8328 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
HEARING AID WARRANTY
Most hearing aid problems can be solved at The Hearing Clinic. However, there may be occasions where the hearing aid problem is extensive. If this is the case, the hearing aid will be sent to the manufacturer for repair.
All new hearing instruments purchased from The Hearing Clinic come with a repair and loss/damage warranty of 2 to 3 years depending on the level of technology.
If the hearing aids are no longer under warranty or additional charges would be incurred outside the warranty coverage, rest assured that our Patient Care Coordinator will notify you and get your authorization. It is our clinic’s policy never to repair a hearing aid that is no longer under warranty without prior authorization.
Hearing aid repair, loss and damage warranties will be explained to you by our audiologist during your hearing aid fitting.
If you have any questions about hearing aid warranties, feel free to call The Hearing Clinic at (985) 446-8328.