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Hearing better takes time

Think about your hearing loss.  For most people, your loss did not occur over night.  The process to lose hearing takes months and even years.  During this process, the brain makes changes to itself, re-purposing the neurons used for hearing to other senses like smell or taste.  The process to bring the brain back to focus takes time and patience.  There is an adaptation process where the brain has to relearn how to hear.  Dr. Tripp will be there every step of the way to help you progress in your treatment plan.

The brain cannot understand what it cannot hear.

People with hearing loss will improve their abilities to hear and understand with the use of a hearing aid.

Unfortunately, hearing aids do not restore hearing to normal levels.  That is why they are called "aids." But they do significantly improve communication and understanding abilities. 

 

Everyone's performance and communication abilities are going to be different.  Do not waste time comparing yourself to your friend with hearing aids.  

There are many factors that can impact the outcome of hearing aid use.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • The type, degree and duration of untreated hearing loss

  • The dedication to wearing your hearing aids all waking hours

  • How well you follow your specific communication plan

  • How much hearing you have left to work with

  • Being ready to pursue amplification yourself and not be influenced by outside factors

  • How well you maintain you r overall health

  • How willing you are to being open and honest with your frequent communication partners about your needs and how willing they are to helping you hear your best

Styles of Hearing Aids

Custom Hearing Aids

Invisible In The Canal

(IIC)

Completely In The Canal

(CIC)

MiniCanal

(MC)

Half Shell

(HS)

Full Shell

(FS)

Receiver In Canal

(RIC)

Standard Hearing Aids

Behind The Ear

(BTE)

Super Power

Behind The Ear

(SP-BTE)

There are several styles of hearing aids available.  The style or shape of the hearing aid is chosen based on several factors, including dexterity, vision impairment, cosmetics and patient preference.  Dr. Tripp will work with you to pick the best option for your needs.

Brands of Hearing Aids

At Choice Audiology, it is important that you are involved with your hearing healthcare!  We offer a variety of brands of hearing technology to fit your hearing needs.  Brands are included, but not limited to Phonak, Unitron, Oticon, ReSound, Signia, Widex and Starkey.