The hearing aid has come a long way in the last few decades, from bulky units that had a single function to miniature technical marvels that fit in the ear and transmit wirelessly. The product landscape has grown very large. Armand’s Hearing Center offers a comprehensive list of products, fits them for each patient and guarantees satisfaction.
Choosing the right hearing aid involves many factors including the type and severity of hearing loss, patients’ budgets, and how many electronic features will be useful. It is also necessary for you to be able to handle, insert and clean the hearing aid with little trouble. Patients generally replace the battery in their device, although the technicians at Armand’s are happy to help. The hearing aid is a small computer now, one that can perform automated functions as well as on-demand ones.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today's hearing aids are considered sleek, compact, and innovative - offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
Various hearing aid styles we offer:
- Invisible-in-the-canal devices: IIC hearing aids rest completely and invisibly inside the ear canal. It is the smallest of all hearing aids styles, but is very powerful and full-featured.
- In-the-canal hearing aids: ITC may not be invisible – but are small, compact and full featured.
- In-the-ear devices: These are worn mainly in the ear canal but have a portion containing amplification in the outer ear.
- Behind-the-ear technology: BTE styles vary in size and type. They have a tube connected from the battery outside the ear to the receiver/amplifier in the ear. Depending on your needs, the outside-the-ear portion could include an earmold.
- Custom earmolds: These products are made to fit each individual and accept a hearing device. Earmolds are made for maximum comfort and convenience with behind-the-ear hearing aids.
Hearing protection equipment is a vital group of health and safety devices. People are more aware than ever that protecting their hearing is important in every situation. There are several categories of hearing protection and many products to choose from.
Earplugs: Unlike the simple one-product-for-everyone earplug of the past, earplugs are made for specific purposes and in various sizes. Protecting hearing is not simply canceling noise; swimming and diving can cause disease in the ears that damage hearing. Keeping your ears free from contaminants in an important factor in hearing health. Let’s look at earplugs and their uses:
Hunting: The sharp crack of gunfire is very damaging to the ear. Earplugs designed to protect against this concussive noise have a filter that instantly closes to the vibration of this sound wave but allows the wearer to hear normal sound when the filter is open.
Motorsports: Driving loud vehicles off-road, driving motorcycles or attending racetracks puts hearing at risk. Earplugs designed specifically for motor sports have channels so they can be worn under helmets with less wind resistance.
Music: Today’s music venues are loud and concussive. Earplugs designed for musicians and venue workers allow most frequencies of sound waves to come through in a reduced volume, while further restricting loud, piercing or concussive sound from the stage.
Swimming and surfing: Keeping water from the ear canal is an important way to protect hearing. Surfing and diving can result in the violent force of water into the ear and these products also protect against cold and wind.
Sleeping: Earplugs worn when sleeping are designed for people with sound awareness that is likely to wake them in the night.
Earbud: This style is designed for use with standard earbuds worn for listening to music.
DefendEar™ products: Earplugs meant for hunting and shooting sports, the DefendEar and DefendEar Hunter are specifically designed to close upon concussive shooting or stay closed for continuous fire in competitions.
Occupational: Earplugs designed for industrial and manufacturing plants have varying degrees of protection and open hearing ports depending on the level of noise.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries play a large part of the overall experience you will have with your new hearing aids. As time goes by you will become adept at removing and replacing them. At Armand’s Hearing Center, technicians can help with battery questions, removing and replacing batteries and battery safety.
ReSound is one of the companies represented by Armand’s Hearing Center. The company makes cutting-edge hearing aid products, and we cover their hearing aids with an extended warranty. Two ReSound products are:
Our Resound Hearing Aids and Accessories
LiNX 3D hearing aids offer the latest technology in a variety of sizes. From tiny in the ear devices to behind the ear hearing aids, ReSound products are intuitive to your hearing environment. They allow you to understand more speech and hear sounds clearly. Binaural Directionality III allows wearers to focus on wanted sound and ignore others.
ENZO 3D aids are smaller behind-the-ear devices designed to help with severe and profound hearing loss. Through case studies the company says that users receive 60 percent better clarity and speech recognition than other products.
Call or visit Armand’s today to begin your journey to better hearing health.
Armand’s Hearing Center:
- ONLY COMPANY WITH A FIVE-YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY
- FREE diagnostic hearing test
- FREE in-house repairs
- FREE ear inspection and wax removal
- FREE lifetime service and office visits
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