Hearing aids come in a variety of designs and with a wide range of functions and features to address an individual’s specific needs. The most basic components include a microphone, an amplifier, a receiver, and (in the case of digital hearing technology) a small computer.
Hearing Aid Styles
We pride ourselves on fitting the highest-quality hearing aids available on the market today, expertly programmed to meet the demands of your lifestyle.
The unprecedented effectiveness of modern digital hearing devices comes from a powerful combination of professional expertise, software, and hardware. We provide hearing testing at our location in Fort Worth to better diagnose which hearing aids fit your hearing care needs.
In The Canal
Completely In Canal
Receiver In Canal
In The Ear
Mini Behind The Ear
Behind The Ear
Fitting of Digital Hearing Aids
All patients undergo a comprehensive hearing exam prior to receiving hearing aids to determine the cause and extent of the loss. A detailed case history is also completed.
Once a patient becomes a candidate for hearing aids based upon their hearing loss, all options are discussed with the patient, including style of the hearing instrument and technology level required to meet their communication goals. The hearing aids are then programmed to match the patient’s unique hearing loss. The programing is verified by using probe-microphone visible speech mapping. At this point, every patient undergoes comprehensive instruction on how to listen again.
Emphasis is placed on how the brain must relearn to focus on specific sounds that the individual wants to pay attention to and ignore irrelevant noises. All patients are also instructed on use and care of the hearing instruments, and follow-up tests are performed to assure optimal programming of the aids.
Hearing Aid Checks and Servicing
The cornerstone of our customer service is the follow-up our patients receive once fitted with hearing aids.
Most patients initially require three to four office visits to understand how to once again listen and how to take care of their new hearing aids. Subsequent hearing aid adjustments or troubleshooting is always available at no charge for the life of the hearing instruments. In fact, most patients can be seen for hearing aid related problems the day they call.
In addition, all patients receive our quarterly newsletter to keep them informed of the latest research into hearing disorders and technological improvements.
Finally, all patients are scheduled for an annual hearing exam to retest their natural hearing and to clean and check the hearing aids.