Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss as well as their family, friends, and associates. Once corrected, patients with hearing loss can more effectively engage in conversations both professionally and socially. This greatly reduces the stresses a hearing loss causes. Research has shown that an untreated hearing impairment can result in withdrawal from social activities and cognitive decline. Use of a hearing aid also reduces the stress family, friends and coworkers experience in communicating with the hearing impaired.
Life is made up of social interaction, both big and small. Miscommunication leads to difficulties for the person experiencing hearing loss and those around them. Don’t let poor hearing cause you to miss out on life’s many special moments. Explore how a digital hearing instrument can impact your life.
Hearing aids come in four general technology levels: Premium, Advanced, Intermediate, and Essential. Selecting the proper hearing aid greatly depends on your lifestyle and, to a lesser degree, the actual loss. Are you active professionally and socially? What activities do you enjoy? Are you in challenging environments? We incorporate this information with evaluation results to guide you through the selection process to insure you get the hearing aid that best matches your needs and budget.
PREMIUM LEVEL HEARING AIDS
John’s hearing loss is very modest, but he enjoys going to events at his children’s school. Sometimes he has trouble understanding what is being said while in a noisy crowd. He needs a hearing aid that can help in a variety of sound environments. A Premium Level hearing aid would be best suited for John.
STANDARD LEVEL HEARING AIDS
Joan is kept busy helping raise her two grandchildren. She spends most of her time getting her grandkids to and from their various activities. She needs a hearing aid that she can rely on but isn’t called upon to manage ever-changing sound environments. A Standard Level hearing aid is probably the best solution for Joan.
ADVANCED LEVEL HEARING AIDS
Ben is a part time lab instructor and over the last few years his hearing loss has become a distraction to him and his family. He remains active but doesn’t like crowds. For his level of activity and noise exposure, an Advanced Level hearing aid would make the most sense.
ESSENTIAL LEVEL HEARING AIDS
Roy is an avid reader and enjoys a quiet, stay-at-home life. His hearing loss is not severe and his environment does not require sophisticated technology. He also has a limited income. We may recommend a Basic Level Hearing Aid for Roy.
INTRODUCING THE “HEARING IMPAIRED” ALERT PIN
Hearing loss is an invisible disability. You can't see it. There are 360 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss.
I've created a "Hearing Impaired" alert pin - people can wear this pin to notify others that they struggle with hearing loss.
The goal of wearing this pin would be to encourage more effective communication strategies when talking to a person with hearing loss and also as a visible sign of hearing loss. This is important especially in emergency situations.