Hearing Aid Services
If diagnostic testing reveals the need for amplification, a hearing aid evaluation will be conducted to assist in determining the most appropriate type of hearing aid for your individual loss and listening needs.
It is recommended, but not necessary, that you bring a family member with you to the hearing aid evaluation appointment. Hearing loss is a communicative disorder that not only impacts the person with hearing loss, but those who communicate with them on a regular basis.
At Hauser-Ross Hearing Services we work with Siemens, the premier manufacturer of hearing aids and equipment.
Fitting and Dispensing:
Great care is taken when selecting the appropriate hearing aid for each patient’s individual needs. After the selection has been made, the Audiologist is trained and equipped to provide complete programming and adjustment services based upon the patient’s particular hearing loss, ensuring the most appropriate fit.
During this appointment, the Audiologist will explain how to use the hearing instruments, how to correctly insert and remove the devices from the ear, how to change batteries and how to care for and clean the devices. It is important to remember that the initial hearing aid fitting isn’t the last appointment, but merely a starting point. At Hauser-Ross Hearing Services, we recommend a patient wear the hearing aids for two weeks and schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate how well the patient is acclimating to amplification. At that time, adjustments will be made based upon patient feedback and instrument verification.
Follow-up appointments and adjustments are a normal part of the dispensing process and will ensure that the aids are providing optimal performance in a variety of listening environments.
Hauser-Ross Hearing Services offers a full-range of hearing instruments programmed specifically for your individual hearing loss and communication needs. All instruments come with an adjustment period, typically 45 days from the date of purchase. During this time, you are encouraged to contact us for any and all hearing aid adjustments.
Behind-the-ear Hearing Aids (BTE)
- Appropriate for patients will mild to profound hearing loss. Behind-the-ear hearing aids come in a variety of styles, which many offer multiple directional microphones to improve speech understanding in noisy environments.
Receiver-in-the-canal Hearing Aids (RIC)
- Similar to BTE’s, the RIC hearing instrument is worn behind the ear. The difference is, the receiver (the component that acts like a microphone) is housed inside the ear canal. These receivers come in a variety of sizes and levels of amplification making them easy to adjust and highly discrete.
In-the-ear Hearing Aids (ITE)
- These aids are sometimes referred to as “custom” hearing aids because an impression of your ear is required to develop a hearing aid that is custom to your ear’s individual anatomy. These aids range in size, from ones that completely fit in the ear canal, to ones that fill the concha bowl of the ear. Mild to severe hearing losses are appropriate when fitting these styles of hearing instruments.
Hearing Aid Repair
We offer in-office hearing aid repair services. If your hearing aids are not properly working, call our office to schedule an appointment. In most cases, hearing aids can be repaired in our office and other times we will need to send them out to the manufacturer. When purchasing new hearing aids, manufacturers provide you with a repair, as well as loss and damage warranties. Your audiologist at Hauser-Ross Hearing Services will be able to provide you will that specific information.
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