Hearing Aid Evaluation
Once the diagnostic testing has been completed the results will be discussed with you. If a medical condition is identified, you will be referred to a physician. If no medical condition is identified and your hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids, a hearing aid evaluation will be done. Treating your hearing like the treasure it is isn’t just our slogan, it’s what we truly believe and is how we approach every client’s hearing who comes to our practice. Since everyone’s hearing profile is different, we offer a variety of different hearing aids. The audiologist will also discuss with you your lifestyle and the type of circuit that you would benefit from.
Different Styles of Hearing Aids
In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) and Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)
Key Features to Consider
When choosing your hearing aid, it's crucial to consider the following features to match your lifestyle and hearing needs:
Most hearing aid manufactures will provide several technology levels to match your lifestyle and budget. The levels include Premium, Advanced, Standard and Basic. The audiologist will review the technology levels and what they have to offer keeping in mind your lifestyle whether quiet or active. At Treasure Coast Audiology we offer all major manufacturers: Oticon, Phonak, Resound, Signia, Starkey, Unitron and Widex.
What is Live Speech Mapping?
Live speech mapping is a precise hearing aid verification method designed to ensure that your hearing aids are customized to your unique needs. During your appointment, small microphones are inserted into your ear canal, capturing the response of the hearing aids in real time. This process takes into account the individual characteristics of your ear and hearing loss. To make the experience even more engaging, we encourage you to bring a family member or close friend who will act as the “gauge” for your ability to hear live voices.
At Treasure Coast Audiology, we employ state-of-the-art equipment that enables you to “see” what you are hearing through your hearing aids on a screen, providing real-time feedback. This allows both you and your family to witness the adjustments and actively participate in the process. The visual aspect helps you comprehend the transformative impact of the hearing aids on your ability to hear.
Understanding Hearing Aids
Hearing aids have come a long way in providing improved hearing and quality of life for individuals with hearing loss. Understanding the various styles, features, and accessories available is essential for selecting the right hearing aid that suits your needs and preferences.
Don't let hearing loss hold you back. Explore the world of hearing aids and regain your ability to connect with the sounds and voices around you. For personalized advice and to explore the latest hearing aid options, contact us today. Our team is here for you and remember, we treat your hearing like the treasure it is.