How should hearing aids feel when I'm wearing them?
COMFORTABLE. You should be able to wear hearing aids all day long and forget you're wearing them. Wearing properly fit hearing aids should be like wearing your favorite comfortable shoes. You should not have to live with any discomfort, soreness or pressure. If you experience ANY of these problems with your aid, call us. We can adjust the fitting at no charge, even if you did not buy your hearing aid from us.
How do I know if I really need a hearing aid?
The truth is, hearing loss is extremely difficult to self diagnosis. Many people think having a hearing loss means everything gets quieter. In most cases, what really happens is people still hear, they just don't hear clearly. For example: a husband may hear his wife speak, but he doesn't quite catch what she says.
What if I try hearing aids and don't like them?
If you try a hearing aid with us and you're not happy with the results for any reason you simply return them and we refund all your money, every penny. In fact you can try several hearing aids and if you're still not happy we will refund all your money.
We guarantee that in writing. With AHC it's absolutely risk free. No return fees, no fine print.
Beware, our return policy is an exception. Most hearing aid dispensers charge a return fee. That means you could be out hundreds of dollars if you're not satisfied. We feel that is unfair and does not agree with our policy of never having a dissatisfied patient. Advanced Hearing Centers has never charged a return fee and we never will.
What should hearing aids look like?
The truth is hearing aids today are smaller than ever. Circuit miniaturization allows hearing aids to be designed to be cosmetically transparent (virtually unnoticeable) when you are wearing them. The great news is, even though they are smaller they perform better. It's now possible to fit even severe hearing losses with these miniaturized circuits. This means you could wear and enjoy a fantastic benefit and no one will notice you are wearing it.
"Hearing aids should be heard, not seen"
Why go to Advanced Hearing Centers?
1. We refuse to have one dissatisfied patient.
Everything we do is risk free. That means you have to be completely satisfied, delighted, with the results of our service and products and if you're not, it costs you nothing. We back that in writing. This means we will allow you to wear a HA in your home, on your job, at the restaurants you go to, whatever activities you enjoy. If the results are not to your satisfaction, simply return them. There are no hidden costs, return fees or fine print, that's the truth. The only thing it will cost you is some time.
2. We guarantee the lowest price
3. We're multi lined.
Instead of carrying only one brand of instruments, we represent over 20 of the leading manufacturers of hearing aids. This means we can choose the hearing aid that best fits your hearing loss, you technological goals and your budget.
4. We are fully credentialed
Our staff includes:
Doctors of Audiology
Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists
"Its comforting to know..."
How do todays hearing aids perform?
The truth is hearing aids can dramatically transform your life in many positive ways. Research by the National Council on the Aging on more than 2,000 people with hearing loss as well as their significant others demonstrated that hearing aids clearly are associated with impressive improvements in the social, emotional, psychological, and physical well-being of people with hearing loss in all hearing loss categories from mild to severe.
Most people don't realize how many areas of life are affected adversely by hearing loss:
- Earning power
- Communication in relationships
- Intimacy and warmth in family relationships
- Ease in communication
- Emotional stability
- Sense of control over life events !!
- Perception of mental functioning
- Physical health
- Group social participation
They improve the wearers ability to understand speech more clearly even in noisy environments. This keeps them connected to their community, family and allows them to compete in the marketplace. In other words hearing aids can put you back and keep you in the game of life.
How does hearing work?
Hearing begins with the creation of sound. All sounds generate vibrations that travel through the air to your ear. The external ear funnels these sound waves through the ear canal. The shape of the ear canal enhances these sound waves before they reach the eardrum. At the eardrum sounds are converted into vibrations that are detected by a group of tiny bones (malleus, incus and stapes) that comprise the middle ear. The vibrations are conducted through the tiny bones in the middle ear to the vestibular window which separates the middle ear from the inner ear. The cochlea (inner ear) has three chambers each processing different frequencies of sound from vibrations into electrical impulses that are transferred to the cochlear and vestibular nerves. The brain stem then receives these signals and sends them to the auditory cortex of the brain which interprets the electrical impulses into the sounds we hear.
You might have hearing loss if you . . .
- Think other people sound muffled or like they're mumbling ask people to repeat things
- Have to be asked to lower the television volume have difficulty hearing in noisy situations, like restaurants
- Answer or respond inappropriately in conversations
- Have ringing or noises in your ears
- Read lips or more intently watch people's faces when they speak with you
- Hear men's voices better than women's and children
- Feel stressed out from straining to hear what others are saying
- Feel annoyed at other people because you can't hear or understand them
- Feel embarrassed to meet new people or from misunderstanding what others are saying
- Feel nervous about trying to hear and understand
- Withdraw from social situations that you once enjoyed because of difficulty hearing
- Have been told you speak too loud
If you experience any of the symptoms above, you should have your hearing tested.
Call Advanced Hearing Centers for a free, no obligation consultation. It doesn't take long and it's informative.
Call to schedule an appointment today.