Hearing Aid Analyzer
Electronic analysis of your new or old hearing aid can determine if the instrument is functioning properly. Tests include frequency response, gain and output, battery drain, input and output, and distortion.
Real-Ear Measurement System
Real-Ear measurement verifies the performance of the hearing aid. A small microphone is placed in the ear canal and the amplification of the hearing aid is measured in your ear canal while you are wearing the hearing aid. If required, the hearing instrument can be fine-tuned to maximize performance.
REM Live Speech Mapping
This Analyzer is similar to the Real-Ear Measurement System, but uses live speech signals instead of speech-weighted noise. This system displays in real time the aided performance of your hearing aid on a screen. Live speech mapping ensures the hearing aid remains within the boundaries of your soft, comfortable, and loud hearing range. Live speech mapping provides a unique opportunity for you to “see” and understand the benefits of advanced hearing systems.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)
Sometimes additional equipment may be helpful to maximize your hearing experience. For example, at night or early in the morning, when you are not wearing your hearing aids, you may not be able to hear the phone or door bell. ALDs are available to flash a lamp when someone calls on the phone or rings the door bell. Closed Captioning may aid comprehension of television programs. Phones with amplifiers are available to help you better converse with your friends and family. Optional excessories can be added to some hearing aids to make them compatible with wireless Bluetooth® cell phones and microphones. Other devices may facilitate better hearing in Church or classroom settings. We will recommend appropriate ALDs for you.
On-Site Service, Repair and Modification
Our factory trained staff is able to service all makes and models of hearing aids, most right in our office. Modification and repair of ear molds is provided in our lab. Many hearing aid repairs are also available on site. Because of the complexity of new digital designs, some repairs must be sent to the factory.
Those working in noisy conditions may require ear plugs to protect their hearing. Recreational activities such as hunting, exposure to noisy engines, or loud music may also necessitate protective devices.
The fitting of your hearing aids is only the beginning of your hearing experience. It will take time for you to reacquaint yourself to the hearing world. Your brain has to relearn how to recognize speech signals. We will counsel and recommend strategies to attain the greatest benefit from your hearing aids. Some of these strategies may include the education of family and friends, where to position yourself in noisy environments, and how to successfully make the hearing instrument a part of your daily life.