"Karla knows the equipment and spends time asking questions. I had a very positive experience with her." -Paul E.
When it comes to hearing aids, Karla J Floyd Audiology has what you need. Hearing aid technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are many options to choose from. Most of today's hearing aids are digital, meaning they are able to amplify sounds in a more natural and effective way than analog hearing aids. Some hearing aids have directional technology in order to help you identify the direction sounds are coming from and focus on sounds that are aimed right at you. Some devices have the ability to remember settings for different types of listening situations and will change on their own, depending on your surroundings.
Some hearing aids sit behind the ear with an invisible tube leading to the ear, some sit in the outer ear, and some rest completely invisible inside the ear canal. There are also hearing aids that connect to your television or smartphone as well as waterproof or water resistant hearing aids.
We will work with you to find the devices that are best suited for your hearing needs and lifestyle.
We proudly carry Starkey Halo 2, a Made for iPhone® hearing aid.
Watch the video below to learn more about this device:
1. Be prepared for an adjustment period when you first start using your devices. Your brain needs to readjust to hearing well, and this can take a bit of time. You should also be aware that hearing aids do not cure hearing loss; they will indeed help you to hear more, but they will not bring your hearing ability back to the way it was when you had no hearing loss.
2. Keep your hearing aids clean and dry. This will keep them in the best condition possible and limit any irritation. Brush them off to remove wax or dust every night before you go to bed.
3. Wear your hearing aids on a consistent basis. You can start off slowly, but once you get used to them, you should wear your devices all day, every day (except when you sleep, of course). This will limit any confusion for your auditory system as it seeks to adjust and define a new "normal" hearing ability.
4. When you first get your hearing aids, watch TV and movies with captions. You can also read a book while you simultaneously listen to the audiobook version. Following words with your eyes while you hear them out loud will help to retrain your auditory system.
5. Encourage your friends and family to look directly at you when they are speaking to you. They should not speak too quickly or cover their face or mouth while they speak, and they should make sure they have your attention before they start.