Hearing loss isn’t always obvious. In many cases, it can take many years for hearing loss to develop to a point where it can significantly affect the quality of life. Common signs that you or your loved one should have their hearing checked are:
- Hearing but not understanding
- Difficulty hearing in noise
- Ringing in your ears
- Difficulty understanding the television or phone
- Asking others to repeat themselves or say “what?” quite often
While these are often reliable indicators of hearing loss, a hearing test takes a more scientific approach to determine any potential hearing loss. Everyone, with or without these indicators, should have their hearing tested as a baseline to be able to monitor future changes. A hearing test is an important part of better hearing health and overall health.
The first step in determining if hearing aids are right for you is a hearing test and consultation. This allows our providers to get a clear picture of your current hearing levels and speech understanding as well as the most important areas where improved hearing could improve your overall quality of life.
From this testing, our providers will work with you to determine a personalized better hearing plan. This may include anything from tips and recommendations to protect your hearing to a risk-free trial with the newest hearing aid technology from one of the many manufacturers we work with to best fit your hearing and communication needs. Schedule your hearing test with us in Plattsburgh, NY.
Hearing Aid Repair Service
Regardless of how well you take care of your hearing aids, no technology lasts forever and you may eventually find yourself in need of a repair. We remain committed to offering the highest quality repair choices and extended warranty options regardless of what type of hearing aid you have or where you purchased them.
Some of the most frequent hearing aid repairs include:
- Speaker components
- Speaker wires/receiver replacement
- Battery contacts and battery doors
- Amplifiers and other internal electronics
- Tubing, earmolds, and earbuds
Our office also offers in-house cleaning and repair services for most hearing aids. In many cases, these in-office services can have a significant impact on the overall performance of your hearing aids. If there is a malfunction in your hearing aid and we cannot repair the device in the office, we will offer options to send your hearing aid to a repair lab for further servicing and repair. In most cases, we can offer a loaner device while your hearing aid is out for repair. Schedule hearing aid repair service with us in Plattsburgh, NY
Assistive Listening Devices
For most people with hearing loss, hearing aids make a significant improvement in quality of life through better hearing. In some cases, other devices can help make crucial communication moments in your life easier. Assistive listening devices can bring sound directly into the ear. They isolate important sounds from the background noise. In doing so, they create separation between priority speech and environmental noise to make understanding easier.
Assistive listening devices can help with the following situations:
- Watching television or movies
- Talking on the phone
- Listening to music
- Important conversations and meetings
- Lectures or church services
Depending on the severity of hearing loss and specific difficulties, assistive listening devices can be a great option. Contact us today to learn more about additional better hearing solutions that we offer!
Custom Hearing Protection
It is reported that around 8 percent of Americans have a hearing loss from prolonged exposure to noise.
Noise is the most common factor in adult hearing loss. The combined impacts of noisy environments and workplaces, engines, machines, loud leisure activities and hobbies affect the sensitive structures of the internal ear that can lead to a permanent hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) involves permanent damage to the small hair cells located in the cochlea that transmit sounds to the brain.
The best way to avoid noise-induced hearing loss is to protect your ears from excessive noise. Since the shape of your ear canal is unique, custom molded hearing protection allows you to get a customized fit specifically for you. That is precisely why we offer many styles and options of custom-fit hearing protection to best fit your ear.
Hearing protection can be used by a wide range of activities, including:
- Those who work in loud environments
- Military personnel
Taking precautions against noise-induced hearing loss is an important step towards better hearing health and overall health. Custom-fit hearing protection offers some of the best ways to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Contact our office to discuss the best options for you.