Great Lives Often Lead to a Hearing Loss
Your journey to better hearing is like the Space Race in the 1960’s. It took more than a rocket to put a man on the moon. Apollo 11 required the knowledge and commitment of NASA scientists and engineers.
At Alabama Hearing Associates, we know that the right technology combined with the right audiologist makes all the difference!
Hearing loss creates a barrier to good communication, causing the brain to work overtime trying to understand speech. Our goal is to reconnect you to the people you need to hear, so that you can continue to meet your personal goals and live your best life.
Premium hearing aid technology and audiological best practices established by industry leaders are at the core of our treatment recommendations.
This methodical, evidence-based approach to hearing healthcare reunites you with friends, family, and colleagues so that you feel confident tackling each and every day, 365 days a year.
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How We Can Help
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations
When Was The Last Time That You Had A Hearing Evaluation?
Hearing loss can affect anyone, at any point in life, and can be triggered by a number of biological and environmental factors.
It is important to catch hearing loss and begin treatment as early as possible. Early identification improves long term outcomes.
That is why we’re passionate about raising awareness of the first signs of hearing loss in our local community. Regular hearing evaluations are just as important as regular dental cleaning and eye exams.
Advanced Hearing Technology
The Latest Hearing Technology
Our community knows better than most what can be achieved when you combine technology with human intelligence and persistence. It is much the same with hearing technology.
Hearing aids are a critical part of your hearing journey, but hearing aids cannot fit and program themselves. Our methodical, evidence-based approach to hearing healthcare is the key to your desired outcome.
Our Treatment Plans combine audiological best practices with a variety of hearing aid options. When you’re ready to reconnect with family, friends and colleagues, we have a plan for you.
Remote Care Through Teleaudiology
We are the first audiologists in North Alabama to offer ‘Teleaudiology’ to our community and beyond.
Using your Smart Phone, Tablet or PC, you can receive support, get guidance and speak to a professional without travel or time away from work.
This makes caring for your hearing easier and more convenient than ever before.
Your Journey to Better Hearing
The Different Styles of Hearing Aids
Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) – Tiny & Often Invisible
If you have mild to moderate hearing loss, then IIC hearing aids are custom-fitted and come in a choice of colors. IICs are unique as they’re inserted deep into the ear canal, so depending on your ear shape, they’re often invisible when worn. This is a huge advantage for the style-conscious wearer.
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) – Mostly Invisible
Unlike the IICs, these aids are comfortably inserted and extracted from your ear, with the small “handle” peeping out the side. They are custom-made and mostly invisible, as well as coming in a range of colors to match the skin tone of your inner ear. They’re the perfect choice if you have mild to moderate hearing loss.
ITC hearing aids feature a custom-fit, skin-matching colors, and can be inserted and extracted with ease. Made to look as if they are a part of your natural ear, these aids are the perfect choice if your hearing is diminishing at a steady pace. Suitable for mild to mildly severe hearing losses.
ITE hearing aids feature a custom-fit, skin-matching colors, and can be inserted and extracted with ease. Made to look as if they are a part of your natural ear, these aids are the perfect choice if your hearing is diminishing at a steady pace. Suitable for mild to mildly severe hearing losses.
When you think “hearing aid” – the chances are you’re thinking of the BTE design. Usually worn by moderate to severe hearing loss patients, the technology is housed in the casing of these hearing aids, ensuring they rest comfortably behind the ear while the clear plastic acoustical tube sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold that’s fitted inside the canal. Available in many different colors, they come with easy to use buttons and are highly discreet.
Barely visible when worn, the RIC style is an instrument in which the receiver, or speaker, is inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used instead of a plastic acoustical tube, reducing distortion. RIC hearing aids provide a comfortable, open fit and are perfect for mild to moderate hearing loss.
Lyric -Extended Wear
You don’t insert Lyric hearing aids yourself. Instead, your hearing care provider inserts them to a position of about 4 mm from the eardrum. They remain in place for about two months, and then we remove and replace them. The advantage to extended wear hearing aids include no batteries to change and no need to remove them at night or during your hygiene routine.
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