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Hearing Aids

There are many different products to choose from at Grace Hearing and Language Services. All devices and accessories come from reputable manufacturers with years of industry experience. Variety helps patients get the best product for their condition without compromising on features, design or comfort. Demos are available for certain products to help with the final decision.

Yes, hearing aids are an investment in your health, but why would you pay $2500 to $3000 each when it isn’t necessary?*

It only takes minutes with an audiologist to find out how to optimize your hearing over a lifetime. Are you stuck on past memories of hearing aids from when your parents wore them?  Did you know that hearing aids have evolved amazinglyjust like TVs and mobile phones? We have SMART phones, SMART TV’s, and also SMART hearing aids! Grace Hearing and Language Services has the latest devices and accessories for you to try-out in our office.

Dr. Wilson specializes in hearing aid fittings and aural (re)habilitation (communication strategies, speech reading, and language education) for people with hearing loss.  She will be happy to work with you and your family to find an acceptable treatment solution.

Studies on the impact of a person’s life who wears appropriately fitted hearing aids:

  • Hearing aids improve overall quality of life for most users.
  • Hearing aid users enjoy better overall health than non-users.
  • Hearing aid users are perceived by their families to have better cognitive functioning than non-users and to be less introverted.
  • Hearing aid users enjoy better overall health than non-users.
  • Hearing aid users enjoy better overall health than non-users.
  • The most beneficial effects of hearing aids are found in the users’ social lives, taking part in group activities, and family relationships.
  • Hearing impaired people with hearing aids have greater self-confidence, stronger self-image and better communicative functioning, resulting in overall higher self-esteem, than those without aids.
  • Hearing aids help to reduce deterioration in psychological functioning as a result of hearing impairment.
  • Hearing aids can reverse social, emotional and communication dysfunctions caused by hearing impairment.

Hearing aids improve most aspects of emotional life and hearing aid users have greater warmth and less negativity in personal relationships than non-users.

The review is published in the scientific report, “Evaluation of the Social and Economic Costs of Hearing Impairment”. The report is a meta-analysis, presenting the results of a comprehensive study of almost all scientific research on social and economic impacts of hearing loss in Europe, Australia and the United States.

Source: “Evaluation of the Social and Economic Costs of Hearing Impairment”, October 2006, Hear-it AISBL https://www.hear-it.org/hearing-aids-improve-quality-of-life

*self-pay (does not include insurance or third-party programs).

Auditory Deprivation

Auditory Deprivation is a condition that occurs in individuals with hearing loss where their brain loses the ability to interpret words due to a lack of stimulation over an extended period of time. This condition can affect those individuals who do not wear hearing aids, wear old hearing aids or only wear one hearing aid when two are necessary. Even those suffering from a mild hearing loss can be affected by this condition. If hearing loss is not treated, auditory deprivation may cause an irreversible loss of functionality.

Read Full Article: https://www.newsoundhearing.com/blog/auditory-deprivation/

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(UNTREATED) Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Tissue Loss

Although the brain becomes smaller with age, the shrinkage seems to be fast-tracked in older adults with hearing loss, according to the results of a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The findings add to a growing list of health consequences associated with hearing loss, including increased risk of dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and diminished physical and mental health overall.

See full Johns Hopkins Medicine report - https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_

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Styles of Hearing Aids

Hearing aid styles have subcategories, each with their own benefits for age and hearing loss type. Even ear shape is considered with styles, with comfort playing a large role which works best. The styles offered in our office include:

  • In the ear (ITE)
  • Behind the ear (BTE)
  • In the canal (ITC)
  • Completely in canal (CIC)
  • Receiver in canal (RIC)
  • Extended-wear 
  • Implant-based solutions

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Hearing Protection

Earplugs and earmuffs all serve particular needs when shielding ears from sound. Specific activities require specialized equipment, and in some cases becomes a mandatory requirement. For personal and professional reasons, earplugs and earmuffs should always be a consideration. Here are some of the well-known types in the industry.

  • Defendear series
  • Industrial
  • Sleep
  • Motorsport
  • Surf/Swim

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Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing aid batteries are available in regular and rechargeable variants. Common types used in modern hearing aids are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 10 (Yellow) and 312 (Brown). The different colors makes it easy for patients to identify and install the correct battery into their hearing device. 
 

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Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer

Caption Call

Caption Call

With CaptionCall, you get a telephone with a large screen that displays conversations in real time. The text is configurable to accommodate all individuals. Bluetooth options are now available, further extending the usefulness of the telephone. If qualified, individuals can get the service for free through the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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Cochlear Implants

Damage to the inner ear can have its functionality restored with the help of a cochlear implant. It is an electronic medical device that restores moderate to profound hearing loss. If hearing aids are not beneficial to have, then cochlear implants are a good alternative.

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Oticon

Oticon

The Oticon Opn S and Oticon Opn Play are two of the newest devices from Oticon Hearing Products. They both work in busy environments by enhancing sound and speech to audible levels. Oticon also creates specialized hearing aids for veterans, power-users and professionals. 

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Phonak

Phonak

Phonak creates multiple different types of hearing products that focus on design, comfort and streamlined features. The Audeo Marvel, Naida B, Sky B, Bolero B and Lyric are their top products. The Lyric was the first hearing aid on the market to be 100% invisible. 

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Resound

ReSound

The catalog of ReSound Hearing Products starts with the LiNX series, including the 3D and Quattro. The ENZO 3D is another one of their powerful products, ensuring sound clarity in different situations. ReSound offers specialized products like the ReSound Up Smart for children. 

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Signia

Signia

With the Styletto Connect, you get the full modern hearing aid experience in one device. The award-winning design is just one of its perks, as it scales to needs concerning streaming, interface and battery usage. Other hearing aids in their catalog covers the Nx series and several accessories. 

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Starkey

Starkey

The Livio AI is the next revolution in hearing aid technology. A 2019 innovation award winner, it is one of the many devices from Starkey Hearing Aids that improves the everyday usefulness of hearing devices. Starkey has one of the largest catalogs of hearing products in the industry for all hearing loss types. 

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Unitron

Unitron

Unitron creates great products for professionals and individuals with an active lifestyle. The Moxi Jump R and Moxi Fit are powered by the immersive Discover platform with FLEX. Like all of their products, it manages to change the hearing experience in the smartest way possible. 

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Widex

Widex

Combining good looks and usability, Widex hearing products cover a lot of needs. The Evoke is still one of their best, and is considered a high-end device. Other choices from Widex are the Fusion2, Passion, Fashion mini and Fashion Power. 

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