Hearing Aids & Other Hearing Technology
There have been major advancements in the area of hearing technology to help people better cope with hearing impairment. Hearing aids, cochlear implants and implantable hearing devices are some of the available options.
Our in-house audiologist will help match the patient’s lifestyle with the appropriate hearing device based on the latest proven technologies. Depending on each patient’s condition, a demonstration may be performed. Fittings and follow-up appointments are also designed to help patients understand, care for and make the best use of the device.
Hearing aids amplify sounds so that its wearer enjoys increased awareness of their environment. The latest in hearing aid technology features automatic digital signal processing, multiband adaptive directionality, wind noise management, multiple listening programs, data logging/learning, water-resistant technology, wireless Bluetooth capability and more.
While hearing aids can be helpful for most individuals, there are some who find limited benefits from acoustic amplification. The cochlear implant is an established treatment for severe to profound hearing loss as it bypasses the damaged structures of the inner ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve.
Implantable Hearing Devices
There are some types of hearing loss where hearing can be improved with an implantable device such as the Bone Conduction Implant (BAHA) or the Middle Ear Implant. Unlike conventional hearing aids, these are surgically implanted into the ear and discreet to the naked eye.