Hearing loss is a worldwide problem for many individuals and their families. Hearing aid devices helps users regain their hearing, using a variety of technologies. The customization of each hearing aid means that no one device will be the same. At Ashland Audiology, hearing aid choice comes down to your specific hearing loss and patient preference.
With the release of the ReSound LiNX Quattro, users can connect their hearing aids to their most important devices. The LiNX Quattro comes with an industry leading recharging solution and proprietary sound features to improve conversation clarity. ReSound has a large catalog of hearing aids available, covering all the major sizes.
Phonak is one of the biggest providers of high-end hearing aids. The new Phonak Audeo Marvel provides an incredibly pure sound experience for all hearing loss types. Out of the box, it connects directly to compatible devices like smartphones, TV’s, tablets, computers and other electronics. Phonak is also the maker of the popular myPhonak app.
Widex hearing aids combine great design with modern features. With their entire catalog of apps, accessories and streaming hardware, Widex has something for everyone. Tinnitus technology is making strides with some of their hardware, an important fact for tinnitus sufferers. Popular choices from Widex is the Evoke, Beyond and Unique.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Our audiologists will make recommendations based on a patient’s hearing profile. Hearing aid styles can prioritize many things like design, features, personal preferences, colors and amplification strength. There are even some styles that prioritize software usage for advanced feature sets. Each style will have its own associated budget that should be factored into the final decision.
Cochlear implants work differently than hearing aids. Hearing aids help many people by making the sounds they hear louder. Unfortunately, as hearing loss progresses, sounds not only need to be made louder, they need to be made clearer. Cochlear implants can help give you that clarity, especially in noisy environments
Hearing protection is used to dampen sounds that would otherwise damage ears. They include earplugs or earmuffs that are used in both professional and personal settings. Earplugs, in particular, are very customizable and come equipped with special features. Based on the environment they’re used in, earplugs will have adaptable special features.
Hearing loss sufferers that need a landline phone should turn to CapTel. It is a specialized phone service that provides captions free of charge. On the provided phone, a large screen shows the conversation in real time. CapTel works with existing landline services and is subsidized based on a case by case basis.