Hearing Aids

With a wide range of technology options, and expertise in fitting all styles and brands, Associated Hearing can help you find the solution that is perfect for your hearing, your lifestyle, and your budget.

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Today’s hearing aids are comfortable, discrete, and effective

When you think of a hearing aid, what do you picture? Many folks have less than affectionate memories of the devices worn by relatives or classmates in the distant past — clunky, conspicuous, and sometimes noisy devices that seemed like a hassle to the wearer.

We’re happy to tell you that today’s hearing aids are nothing of the sort. In fact, modern digital hearing aid technology is incredibly discrete in its design, fits comfortably no matter the style, and can be personalized to any type of treatable hearing loss, giving the wearer an increased sense of confidence and hearing ability.
Not only are today’s devices more effective than ever, they’re also more flexible than ever, with capabilities that wirelessly stream sound from smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions, and more. There are even rechargeable options available in certain styles.

Associated Hearing offers technology from all leading manufacturers in order to give you as many options as are appropriate for your unique hearing condition.

The key to getting a great fit? Your relationship with your provider. The Associated Hearing team is trained on all new hearing aid technology and its associated fitting software, and just as important, we’re trained on how to connect with the people in our care so that we’re making recommendations that suit the way you want to live your life.

Technology alone is not a cure, but the right technology combined with a genuine commitment to care can create incredible outcomes.

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How to choose the right hearing aid for you

Hearing loss is a personal experience. We believe that the hearing aid fitting process should be, too. There is a wide range of hearing aid options available, but not all are appropriate for certain types of hearing loss.

At Associated Hearing, when we’re making technology recommendations, there are a number of factors that we consider, including your age, your lifestyle, as well as the results of your audiogram, the latter of which shows us what frequencies of sound you’re missing and what sounds you’re able to process.

With this info in mind, what you need out of a hearing aid will become much clearer. Typically, the longer you’ve been living with untreated hearing loss, the more difficulty you have processing sounds, requiring a more powerful hearing device.

Hearing loss is often a gradual occurrence, causing your brain to work overtime to make up for the sounds you’re missing. Your brain working harder to process sound can cause fatigue, confusion, and sometimes even feelings of depression and isolation.

This is why understanding your lifestyle is so important to our process. If you’re someone who loves to spend with friends and family but your hearing loss has been preventing you from fully engaging in those experiences, we’ll assess what that means to you — small, quieter gatherings vs. larger, noisier environments, for example — and provide technology recommendations based on those factors.

It’s our priority that you hear and feel the value of our service. We want you to be satisfied with your hearing aids and our care, so that you can experience an improved quality of life. With the right level of partnership and through our exceptional care and pursuit of excellence, we feel confident we can successfully help you successfully manage your hearing loss.

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The Basic Styles of Hearing Aids

Just as there are many different types of hearing loss, there are also many different types of hearing aids. At Associated Hearing, we carry a wide variety of the most-advanced hearing aids developed by the industry’s most respected technology manufacturers.

We pride ourselves in matching your specific hearing loss with technology options that are designed to help you improve your hearing and quality of life. Associated Hearing is committed to expertise in testing, fitting, and counseling so that no matter what kind of hearing aid you’re wearing, you’ll always get the most value out of your investment.

In order to best serve your hearing needs, Associated Hearing specializes in the following hearing aids:

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Invisible-in-Canal (IIC)

Invisible-In-Canal hearing aids are well-loved by many wearers because they offer a discrete, barely noticeable appearance when worn. But it’s not just their appearance, it’s also their performance. IIC devices have advanced noise processing capabilities that make them the ideal technology for folks who find themselves in a variety of listening situations.

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Completely-in-Canal (CIC)

Completely-In-Canal hearing aids specially molded to fit the unique shape of your ear canals, giving you a snug, comfortable fit, and also a look that is extremely subtle. Their processors are versatile, making them suitable for a variety of hearing losses, but aren’t perfect for folks who have dexterity issues, due to their small size.

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In-the-Canal (ITC)

In-the-Canal hearing aids are loved by folks who wear eyeglasses, given that there are no parts worn behind the ear. These subtle devices can also cause challenges for those with dexterity issues, but typically have more manual adjustment capabilities than smaller custom devices. ITCs, like CICs, are molded to fit perfectly in your ear’s unique shape.

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In-the-Ear (ITE)

One of the larger custom-molded devices available, ITEs usually have a longer battery life than some of their smaller custom counterparts. These unique devices provide the wearer with power and comfort, making them a great choice for all-day wear.

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Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)

RIC hearing aids are some of the most flexible and reliable on the market. The shells of these devices are worn behind the ear, with a soft, silicone-tipped receiver worn in the ear canal. Though extremely lightweight, their size offers greater durability and range of features than many smaller devices.

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Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Perhaps the most common hearing aid, BTEs offer a wide range of customizable fit options, as well as wireless connectivity to Bluetooth-enabled devices like smartphones and tablets. They’re durable, flexible, and comfortable, and often have a longer battery life than some smaller hearing aids.

How to Finance Your Hearing Aids

We understand that hearing aids are an investment. That’s why we strive to offer patients in all financial situations access to technology that can improve their lives. To best understand all the different financing options available to you, get in touch with our front office team. They’ll provide you the information you need to make the most informed decision, including insight regarding any insurance benefits you might have.

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CareCredit — for Your Hearing Health

We accept CareCredit, the leading healthcare credit card, to make improving your hearing health easier and more affordable. With CareCredit, you can get the hearing instrument you need and conveniently pay for it over time with monthly payments that easily fit into your budget. Call us today to learn how CareCredit can help you afford hearing care.

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