Hearing aid technology has advanced immensely over recent years, and there are many options to choose from. The majority of hearing aids today are digital, meaning they are able to amplify sounds in a more natural and effective way than analog hearing aids. Some hearing aids even have directional technology in order to help you identify the direction sounds are coming from and focus on sounds that are aimed at you. There are also hearing aids that have the ability to remember settings for different types of listening situations and will change on their own, depending on your environment.
We will work with you to find the devices that are best suited for your hearing needs and lifestyle.
We are experts in hearing aid technology and keep up-to-date with the different manufacturers. Because we are a private practice we have the ability to work with any of the leading hearing aid manufactures that we like. We carry most major brands including EarQ, Oticon, Signia, Starkey, and Phonak.
We proudly carry Starkey hearing aids.
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If you’re new to wearing hearing aids, then there can be an adjustment process as you get used to your new devices. To help you understand what to expect with your hearing aids, we’ve created some tips to make your experience easier.
At Karla J. Floyd Audiology, we carry a wide range of assistive listening devices to help you hear better. Used along with hearing aids, assistive listening devices can help you to hear easier and with less strain, especially when you’re in groups of people or talking on the phone. We sell caption call phones that display conversation while you’re talking. This eliminates any strain you may have when trying to listen to someone on the other end of the phone. Caption call phones are a convenient way to make your life easier and to help you understand conversations better. Contact us today and ask us about caption call phones and our other assistive listening devices and how they can help make your life easier.
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.