Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants 

Our Doctors of Audiology utilize a patient-centered approach and the most advanced technology to deliver high-caliber hearing solutions that improve quality of life. Our clinical professionals have 10+ years of experience fitting premier hearing aids with a  98% patient satisfaction rating using the evidence-based best practices and verification to ensure beneficial sound quality and comfort.

Hearing Aid

What causes hearing loss? 

Hearing loss is caused by a variety of factors, such as genetics, noise exposure, aging, and middle ear problems (ear infections, Eustachian tube dysfunction, otosclerosis, etc.)’.  Hearing loss is the third most common chronic physical condition, behind arthritis and heart disease.  A comprehensive audiological evaluation by a Doctor of Audiology can determine the nature and degree of hearing loss and what hearing aid you may be a candidate for.    

 

What are hearing aids?

Hearing aids are high-tech devices which selectively amplify sounds based on your audiogram (prescription) to help you hear speech more clearly.  Hearing aids have microphones which analyze your environment to enhance speech and lower background noise.  They come in a variety of styles and have features such as bluetooth connectivity and rechargeability.  

 

Hearing Aid Styles 

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What hearing aid manufacturers do we provide? 

 

At Seaside Audiology, our doctors are skilled at fitting and programming hearing devices from major manufacturers including: Oticon, Phonak, Signia, Widex, Resound, and Starkey.  

 

Common hearing aid features: 

Hearing aids may include several state-of-the-art features including: 

  • Directional microphones that focus on amplifying sounds in the direction you are facing, and reducing sounds behind you 

  • Binaural processing so that your hearing aids communicate with each other and balance your listening experience 

  • Conversion of incoming sound to a digital signal to reduce feedback 

  • Wireless connectivity via bluetooth to stream audio from smartphones, laptops, ipads, etc. 

  • Automatic programming and artificial intelligence to help you hear better in dynamic environments 

  • Tinnitus masking program to help reduce tinnitus perception 


 

What are rechargeable hearing aids and how long is the battery life? 

 

Several current hearing aid models are available with a rechargeable battery.  Hearing aids are placed on a charger case overnight and last about 18-20 hours on a single charge.  This a very convenient option for most patients who do not want to worry about changing small batteries every 5-7 days.  

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What bluetooth features are available in hearing aids? 

Many current hearing aid models provide bluetooth streaming for phone calls, music, videos, etc. You can simply tap your hearing aid to answer a call and you will hear audio streaming clearly through your devices.  Smartphone apps can also give you more control over your hearing aids by allowing for you to adjust volume and other settings.

What hearing aid is right for me? 

Schedule a hearing test and hearing aid evaluation with one of our Doctors of Audiology today to determine what hearing aid you are a candidate for!