Hearing aids are continuously improving. If you haven't looked into them lately, you should check them out again. By working with multiple manufacturers rather than one franchised brand, we are sure to find the one that works best for you!
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There are several factors that keep people from pursuing help for their hearing loss. Hearing aid manufacturers understand this and have worked hard to address your concerns. So what has changed?
You said: "Hearing aids will make me look old."
They say: The design of today's hearing aids are sleek, modern and high-tech. Designed not only to look good but sound great. Many fit discreetly over the ear with a thin, nearly invisible tube directing the sound into the ear canal. If you prefer the type that fits into the ear, the small canal style has been revved up to fit even severe hearing losses.
You said: "Hearing aids are uncomfortable."
They say: Hearing aids are either custom fit for your ear canal using the latest laser technology for a more precise fit with optimized venting for maximum comfort or they use an 'open-fit' with hearing aids that sit over the ear using a small, comfortable dome in the ear canal. So comfortable, people often forget they are wearing them.
You said: "Hearing aids squeal too much."
They say: Using advanced feedback technology, squealing has been virtually eliminated. No more sponataneous whistling. And most even allow you to use the phone or hug someone closely without the risk of feedback.
You said: "Hearing aids are too complicated."
They say: Automatic features allow the user to simply put their hearing aids in and go. No need for volume controls or push buttons, though these are still available for users who prefer control options.
You said: "Hearing aids are too expensive."
We say: Hearing aid prices reflect the level of technology. The more advanced the hearing aid, the more they cost. However, many advancements have been made with high tech features being used in less expensive hearing aids, making technology more affordable for more people. We see hearing aids as an investment in a better quality of life. To make this easier, we work with you to find hearing aids that will best meet your needs within your budget. We work with manufacturer's that provide extensive 2 to 3 year warranties at no additional cost and give you batteries free for 3 years. We also offer financing options that include 12-month interest free plans. Plus our hearing aids come with a priceless and rare commodity...good old-fashioned customer service!
L.A.C.E. interactive CD can help improve your listening skills, especially in challenging situations. Designed for people with hearing loss but proven beneficial even for those with normal hearing who are experiencing difficulty hearing in certain situations like large groups or noisy restaurants.
LACE is an acronym for Listening And Communication Enhancement. Conceived by leading audiologists at the University of California at San Francisco, LACE is an interactive computerized aural rehabilitation program that has already helped thousands of people who live with some degree of hearing loss increase their listening skills by up to 45%.
Hearing is only a part of listening. Our ears hear but our brain has to process what is heard. Hearing aids can help a person with hearing loss to hear better, but they may need additonal help to develop good listening skills. Even people with normal hearing can be poor listeners. Good listening skills is one of the essential components in effective communication. Other components include rapid thought processing, auditory memory, use of language skills, and interactive strategies. Additionally, the confidence that what you thought you heard was what was actually spoken is vital. These abilities can be damaged both by hearing loss and by the natural aging process. LACE is designed to enhance the ability to communicate by training the brain to best utilize these skills.
Just as physical therapy can help rebuild muscles and adjust movements to compensate for physical weakness or injury, LACE will help you develop skills and strategies to deal with situations when hearing is inadequate. Whether you wear hearing aids, are just acquiring aids, or simply wish to improve your listening skills, LACE training will help you get the most out of the sounds of life.