At Northeast Alabama Audiology, we carry a wide range of hearing aids to address all the needs of our patients. Hearing aids today are technologically advanced and have a sleek design so they aren’t noticeable. Although hearing aids can be expensive, we work with various programs to make them affordable for our patients. We will go over the different levels of technology each hearing aid has and find the perfect match for your specific hearing loss and budget.
We are a multi-line practice, meaning we can work with any of the leading hearing aid manufacturers. We primarily work with hearing aids from Oticon, ReSound, Signia, Starkey, and Phonak. Because our practice is privately owned we have the flexibility to work with multiple hearing aid manufacturers and provide our patients with the best hearing aids available at various price points.
Our audiologist stays up-to-date on the latest advancements in hearing aid technology. She regularly attends educational trainings so she can expertly fit any brand of hearing aid. Although we work with all of the leading manufacturers, we are always impressed with Oticon and Signia because of their innovative technology and easy usability. Our audiologist has been working with Oticon and Signia hearing aids for 19 years, and she is highly trained in their programing software. Regardless of the hearing aid manufacturer, we can work with any brand, and level of technology to help our patients find the perfecting fitting hearing aid for their specific hearing needs.
When helping our patients choose the right hearing aid, we consider three factors; the degree of hearing loss, budget, and dexterity. The type and severity of your hearing loss is an important factor when considering what type of hearing aid to use. Depending on the severity of your hearing loss, you will need a hearing aid with the appropriate amount of power and features. We also take into consideration your budget and what you feel most comfortable spending on hearing aids. Hearing aids are an investment, that’s why we want you to feel satisfied with your choice. We will go over various levels of technology at different price points and make a recommendation on a hearing aid that will address your hearing loss and be within your budget.
It is also important to look at your dexterity ability so we can choose a hearing aid that will be easy for you to use. Some hearing aids require you to adjust the volume on the hearing aid itself, or you may have to change batteries. Because hearing aids are very small and discreet this can be challenging for some hearing aid wearers. Fortunately there are Bluetooth enabled hearing aids that can connect directly to your smart phone so you can make any adjustments from an app on your phone. There are also rechargeable options so you don’t have to ever change the batteries, you just place them on a charger at night. Depending on what you need from your hearing aids, we will go over all your options and make a recommendation that we believe will help you hear your best.