We've been fitting patients with hearing aids for thirty years, and in that time we've seen remarkable improvements to how technology lets us treat hearing loss. There are so many powerful hearing aids on the market today. Our deep understanding of hearing aids lets us recommend the right product for your particular hearing loss, lifestyle, and needs.
We have contracts with several different major hearing aid manufacturers, which gives us many choices when considering which hearing aids to recommend for you. We can't say which single hearing aid model is the best product on the market, but our job is to know which hearing aid would be the best product for your hearing loss. Every manufacturer approaches hearing loss differently, and each product line has its own strengths. It's a matter of identifying your specific needs and then find the right match. And then we verify that we've gotten it right by checking the programming and testing your results.
Hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We'll demonstrate your options during your appointment so you can see for yourself how small and discreet they all are. Some are more suitable for certain kinds of hearing losses, such as mild vs. severe hearing loss. In general, most of our patients prefer the receiver-in-canal model, but we'll recommend what we think will be a good fit for you.
The styles of hearing aid we offer include invisible-in-canal (IIC), completely-in-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), receiver-in-canal (RIC), and behind-the-ear (BTE).
We're one of only a few practices in the area that distributes Lyric hearing aids, which are a very popular and convenient choice for active patients or patients with dexterity issues. Lyric hearing aids are very small aids that are placed deep in your ear canal. Once the hearing aids are placed in your ears, they'll stay there for two months at a time. You can sleep while wearing them; you can shower with them in; you can just put them in and forget about them until your next appointment.
Our patients who wear Lyric hearing aids love how seamlessly the aids fit into their lives. Also, if you find it difficult to change batteries or manipulate the settings on traditional hearing aids, Lyric hearing aids can make your life that much easier. If we think you're audiologically appropriate for Lyric hearing aids, we'll let you know and talk about whether they're the right choice for you.
It's remarkable how powerful the processing in modern hearing aids can be. They adapt to your noisy environment in real-time and filter out some noise before the sound even makes its way to your brain. We've always loved how audiology lets us make a big difference in patients' lives, so these new advancements are almost as rewarding for us as they are for our patients. We're now able to treat so many more kinds of hearing loss, and we're able to get results far beyond what we could have expected a decade or two ago.
But the most important thing about this powerful new technology is that it has to be programmed just right. If your hearing aids aren't set correctly, you won't have the best results. We aren't satisfied just letting you hear a little better. We want you to have the absolute best hearing we can give you. We're extremely picky about our programming techniques and how we fit hearing aids. We have metrics in place to make sure that we're doing a good job, and we do a lot of high-end testing to validate our programming.
That's what makes Advanced Hearing Center different. We use a medical model and set high goals for ourselves to make sure you have the best results. We're not just getting you to hear better. We're getting you to hear accurately. It can be very time-consuming to get everything exactly right, but it's so worth it to know you're going to hear your best.