Hearing Aid Overview

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Hearing loss is a common condition that can affect people of all ages. Hearing aids are advanced devices designed to improve the quality of life for those with hearing impairment. Here you will find a comprehensive overview of hearing aids, including different styles, features, and accessories to help you make informed decisions about your hearing health.

Before delving into the world of hearing aids, it's essential to understand the various types and causes of hearing loss. This knowledge will help you identify the most suitable hearing aid for your specific needs.

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    Different Styles of Hearing Aids

    Hearing aids come in various styles, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Explore these options to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle:
    Grey Phonak hearing aid

    Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

    The BTE hearing aid style sits behind the ear and is connected to a custom-molded earpiece. This style is versatile and suitable for all types of hearing loss.
    Pair of black ITE hearing aids

    In-the-Ear (ITE)

    ITE hearing aids are custom molded to fit inside the ear. They are available in different sizes and are less visible than BTE models.
    Phonak CIC hearing aid

    In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

    ITC and CIC hearing aids are discreet and fit partially or completely inside the ear canal. They offer cosmetic appeal but may have limited features.
    Silver Phonak BTE hearing aid

    Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) and Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)

    RIC and RITE hearing aids are similar to BTE but have a smaller receiver placed inside the ear canal. They provide excellent sound quality and comfort.
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    Key Features to Consider

    When choosing a hearing aid, it's crucial to consider the following features to match your lifestyle and hearing needs:

    1. Noise Reduction - Advanced noise reduction technology helps improve speech clarity in noisy environments.

    2. Connectivity - Many modern hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth technology, allowing you to connect to smartphones, TVs, and other devices for seamless audio streaming.

    4. Telecoil (T-Coil) - Telecoil allows for hearing aid compatibility with loop systems commonly used in theaters, churches, and public venues.

    5. Directional Microphones - Directional microphones focus on sounds in front of you, reducing background noise and improving speech understanding.

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      Phonak Roger device

      Hearing Aid Accessories

      Enhance your hearing aid experience with these essential accessories:

      1. Remote Controls - Handheld or smartphone apps to control volume and settings discreetly.

      2. Hearing Aid Dehumidifiers - Prevent moisture damage by storing your hearing aids in dehumidifiers overnight.

      3. Bluetooth Accessories - Pair your hearing aids with accessories like TV streamers, phone clips, and remote microphones for a seamless audio experience.

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      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. 

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      Patient Testimonials

      Robert Stoll
      Robert Stoll
      I took my stepfather there gor his appointment to get his and he was able to get in early.
      Jim Herdeman
      Jim Herdeman
      Dr. Hackney and her staff are outstanding!! She’s worked with me for > 5 years and has provided stellar support, service, and help. If you need assistance in dealing with hearing loss, GO SEE HER AND HER TEAM!
      Barbara Hazard
      Barbara Hazard
      I have rather serious hearing loss, which presents a challenge to any audiologist trying to fit me with hearing aids. I’ve been going to Dr. Hackney now for many years and simply cannot speak highly enough of her tireless efforts, and success, in helping me achieve the best hearing possible. I have, and continue to, highly recommend Dr. Hackney and her staff.
      Dr. Hackney and her assistant Heather have worked with my family members, my husband and many friends and we have all found them warm, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. We have always been able to get help when we call whether it be a quick reset or a factory return. We cannot say enough about the quality of service we all have received from Dr. Hackney at Treasure Coast Audiology. We highly recommend them for all your hearing needs!
      E Scott
      E Scott
      I lost hearing early in life and have seen plenty of audiologists over the past 25 years. Dr. Hackney has been great - I've been very pleased with the hearing aids and service she's provided. In addition, Dr. Hackney's staff are truly a pleasure. They're remarkably warm, engaging, professional, and efficient. It's over an hour drive for me to get to Treasure Coast Audiology, but it's worth it!
      Larry Green
      Larry Green
      Dr. Hackney has given me my hearing back! Her caring and patient disposition is amazing. Not only was the initial visit fabulous, whenever I have an issue, whether it be batteries or a quick adjustment, her office responds quickly and in a timely fashion. They usually are able to see me that day. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Hackney to anyone in need of hearing devices. Dr. Hackney and her staff are wonderful and meet my every need as a hearing impaired client. THANK YOU.
      Lee Coons
      Lee Coons
      Absolutely the best!!! Dr. Hackney;s experience and insight led to diagnosis of a benign tumor on the acoustic nerve in my right ear. I will be forever indebted to her for her help. In addition to this, I received outstanding professional and courteous service in the fitting for state of the art hearing aids. It doesn't stop there, the follow up service by Dr. Hackney and Heather Snell was beyond my greatest expectations. Highly recommended, wonderful service by wonderful people.
      Marco Stiner
      Marco Stiner
      Unbelievable caring and service!! The two operators (both named "Heather"!) at Treasure Coast Audiology have been like sisters to me. when I needed a new hearing solution they were the ONLY Audiology group on the Treasure Coast to consider my situation and work with me to find a true solution. The other NINE calls I made simply wanted to sell me their most outrageously priced hearing aids and did not care what lie they had to tell me in order to get me through their door to close me. This includes Doctors, Franchise locations etc. I unconditionally recommend Heather Hackney, her expertise, caring and generosity.