What Are Hearing Aids?
A modern hearing aid is an electronic device that picks up sound waves with a tiny microphone, changes weaker sounds into louder sounds, modifies the sound signals in other ways, and conveys them to the ear through a small speaker. Hearing aids are powered by replaceable or rechargeable batteries.
Beyond the basics of microphone, amplifier, and speaker is a technological array of sizes and options that your hearing care professional will explain to you. The newest hearing aids function like micro computers, automatically adjusting the hearing aid experience for you in different listening environments.
Elkhart Hearing Aids | Buy with Confidence
We are a locally owned and operated audiology Elkhart hearing aid practice. Being independent allows us to select individual products from a variety of vendors providing you with the best technology solutions, ultimate in customer care, and exceptional warranties. We can work with your budget to find the best solution that is easy to use.
Five keys to your hearing aid success
- We listen to your concerns – really.
- We provide a complete hearing evaluation and functional communication assessment that meet or exceed reimbursement guidelines established by Medicare and other insurances.
- Your follow up care includes cleanings, adjustments, and batteries at no additional charge.
- Products are fit and evaluated utilizing “best practice” standards set forth by the American Academy of Audiology and the real ear testing recommended by Consumer Reports.
- We practice listening skills and communication strategies. Outcome measures are provided to you and your family physician.
Three hearing aid dangers to avoid.
- Many bargain basement providers purchase discontinued devices for sale at a reduced price but the product may only be supported for one year after the date of sale. Avoid buying hearing aids that are no longer manufactured or serviced by verifying the date of manufacture on the hearing aid itself.
- On-line hearing aid purchases may fail due to problems getting a proper physical fit. Patients have also told us about problems getting them adjusted in a timely fashion. Most importantly, a diagnostic hearing evaluation might be missed and you certainly won’t get any rehabilitative services.
- Be sure your hearing aid provider has a local office and convenient business hours so you can stop in for help. You don’t want to have to wait weeks for service or have trouble tracking them down if you have a question!