Customized Hearing Aid Solutions in Charlotte
A customized hearing loss solution will give you superior hearing and satisfaction.
Before discussing hearing aid technology, our comprehensive hearing evaluations must first accurately assess your ability to hear and understand speech. With compassion, we invest all the time necessary to learn about your medical history, hearing status and quality of life concerns. Each of our thorough diagnostic evaluations is performed in a carefully calibrated sound booth by our skilled audiologists.
To provide you the highest quality care, you can expect us to:
- Complete a thorough medical case history
- Examine your ears (otoscopy) to ensure clear canals and healthy ear drums.
- Conduct pure tone testing (air and bone) – to determine the softest sounds you can detect
- Conduct speech testing – to assess your word understanding
- Administer tympanometry, acoustic reflex testing and otoacoustic emissions testing as needed
- Review detailed results and answer all your important questions
- Discuss personalized recommendations and next healthy steps on your pathway to better hearing. See our hearing aid pricing here.
- As medically necessary and with whole person care essential, we will refer you to another specialist (ex: ENT, Neurologist) if needed
New Hearing Aid Models
Despite the great advances in hearing aid technology that have emerged in recent years, hearing aids do not come out of the box ready for use. Hearing aids need to be programmed and verified for patients to hear their best. Even top-of-the-line hearing aids can be rendered useless if best practice standards are not used.
Each type performs somewhat differently, with a range of applications and customization options to help improve hearing impairment. All hearing aids must be carefully fitted to the individual’s ear and programmed to optimal settings.
Oticon Real is the newest flagship hearing aid from Danish industry leader Oticon. Building upon the success of Oticon More, the Oticon Real offers practical advancements and innovative features that improve the hearing experience for those with hearing loss. The top features of Real are:Oticon Real
With Starkey's Evolv AI, the power of artificial intelligence is at your fingertips, giving you never-before-possible sound performance in the most challenging listening environments.Starkey Evolv AI
Hearing isn’t always easy – a big group of people talking at the same time, too much background noise. The new Signia Pure Charge&Go AX hearing aids unravel this confusing array of sounds so you can focus with ease on what you want to hear.Signia AX
Typically, sound processed in a hearing aid reaches the eardrum later than sound heard directly. And when these two ‘out of sync’ signals mix, you get an artificial sound. Widex Moment has address this with their new PureSound technology.Widex Moment Sheer
The new Resound Omnia represents a return to the core of why hearing aids are used by those with hearing loss - to improve understanding of background noise.Resound Omnia
A hearing aid can provide the latest bells and whistles, but at the end of the day, speech understanding remains the most requested benefit. That’s why the Phonak Lumity was specifically designed to make speech clearer and easier to understand.Phonak Lumity
With Oticon More, you not only get superior sound quality, but you also now have more styles and more options to fit your lifestyle. They come in multiple colors to match your hair, skin tone or help you stand out!Oticon More
Real Ear Verification
Using a sophisticated microphone measure called Real Ear Verification, our audiologists at Audiology & Hearing Services of Charlotte can obtain sound recordings from inside your ear canal!
With this clinically prescribed way, our audiologist can now “see” exactly what you hear. With this unique perspective, we then
adjust the hearing aid programming to ensure that speech is most audible and comfortable. This is the gold standard for hearing aid fitting. Real Ear Verification results in hearing aids that are safe and effective.
Anything less is guesswork. Why take the chance?
Hearing Aids Options
With a growing number of hearing aid sizes, styles and features to choose from we become an essential resource, connecting you with the best hearing aid design and technology for your hearing goals. Here’s a sampling of some of the technology available to you:
Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to stream audio from any Bluetooth devices, including smartphones. You can stream phone conversations, music, television, and more for a personalized listening experience.
Nano hearing aids have become extremely popular due to their tiny size. They fit comfortably inside the ear canal (CIC = completely-in-canal) and are more discreet than standard hearing aids.
Invisible hearing aids, also known as IIC heading aids (invisible-in-canal), are designed to sit deep in the ear canal so that they cannot be seen. They are very similar to nano hearing aids.
Rechargeable hearing aids can be plugged in and powered up at night, giving you a full day of usage without the need for disposable batteries.
BAHA hearing aids, or bone-anchored hearing aids, are implanted through minor surgery. They transform sound that is picked up through the bone instead of through the ear canal like traditional hearing aids. BAHA hearing aids are a solution for people with infections or malformations of their ear canal or middle ear.
Assistive Listening Devices
Individuals with hearing loss can also benefit from specialized products that make phone calls, watching television, enjoying live performances and communicating with others so much easier. Options include:
Hearing Aid Accessories Available to our patients
you tend to sweat a lot, or have jumped in the shower with your hearing aids.