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If you have hearing loss and have used hearing aids in the past you already know not all hearing aids are created equally. Hearing aids are also only a portion of the complete hearing health process. Working with an experienced and professional Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Specialist to specifically program a hearing aid to an individual person’s specific hearing loss is what brings your hearing healthcare full circle.

How to Find the Right Hearing Aid Professional for You

To get the best and most customized hearing healthcare for your specific hearing loss means finding a hearing aid that works best for your individual kind of hearing loss and severity of hearing loss. This combined with a professional hearing healthcare specialist can make your entire world and quality of life better.

Over the years we have worked with many patients who came into the office very skeptical of wearing hearing aids based on previously poor experiences. The thing to remember is that not all hearing aids work the same, are of the same quality and most importantly, are programmed correctly for specific hearing losses. If a hearing device is not programmed correctly for a specific person’s hearing impairment, the hearing aid user experience will be flawed. It’s that simple.

So then, how can you really be sure you are getting the best hearing healthcare available to you? It’s important to do your research. Ask yourself the following questions:

Once you’ve asked yourself these questions, do a little investigating. Are there reviews for the hearing professional in question? What is the hearing practice’s reputation? etc.

How to Find the Right Hearing Aid for You

In this age of ever-changing technology, hearing aids are no different! The hearing aids of 2019 are certainly a far cry of the body hearing aids worn in the good old days. Today, hearing devices are Bluetooth compatible, offer speech pattern detection and noise reduction, as well as wind noise suppression. Hearing aids today also offer automatic voice controls, anti-feedback controls and open-fit technology for a more natural sound. The following are the current hearing aid designs:

RITE hearing aids Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE)

These hearing aids are preferred by many because they keep the ear canal open and reduce any plugged-up feelings. However, your degree of hearing loss will depend on the exact aid selected.

 CIC hearing aidsCompletely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

These hearing instruments rest inside the ear rather than behind it. The small size of these aids offers a very discreet style and are mostly used for people with mild to severe hearing losses.

ITE hearing aidsIn-The-Ear (ITE)

These hearing instruments rest inside the ear rather than behind it. The small size of these aids offers a very discreet style and are mostly used for people with mild to severe hearing losses.

 BTE hearing aidsBehind-The-Ear (BTE)

These instruments are appropriate for hearing losses from mild to profound. Directional microphones, multiple listening programs, tele-coil, and Bluetooth® compatibility are available features. This traditional style is a good choice for pediatric patients and individuals with excessive moisture and accumulative cerumen (earwax).

ITC hearing aids In-The-Canal (ITC)

These hearing instruments rest inside the ear rather than behind it. The small size of these aids offers a very discreet style and are mostly used for people with mild to severe hearing losses.

Meet the Lyric©

Then there is the Lyric©. The Lyric© is 100% invisible to see in the ear and it is the only deep ear hearing aid technology that offers people complete invisibility. Thanks to its unique placement, people wearing the Lyric© can enjoy the benefits of better hearing without anyone ever knowing they’re using a hearing aid. This hearing aid is a long-term wear hearing aid that sits invisibly in the ear canal (IIC – Invisibly Inside Canal).

Lyric hearing aids

Hearing Aid Accessories

Did you know there is such a thing as hearing aid accessories?! Well, there certainly are. There are an array of hearing protection devices and accessories that will greatly improve your quality of life. Some of these items include, Wireless Hearing Aid AccessoriesMini Microphone / TransmitterTV StreamerPhone Adaptor / Cell Phone StreamerRemote Control, Swim Molds, Ear Plugs, Musicians Ear Plugs, Motorcycle Monitors, and more!

Physicians Hearing SolutionsAt Physicians Hearing Solutions, all of our hearing healthcare professionals are fully licensed and trained in providing each patient with the best hearing healthcare options available for their specific needs. From our ENTs (Otolaryngologists) to our Audiology team, National Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist and our office staff, all our patient’s needs are met with accuracy every time.

We want you to know you can trust that you are getting the highest quality hearing healthcare each time you come to see us. Our goal is to improve your quality of life through providing you with the quality hearing healthcare you deserve. We offer complimentary complete Diagnostic Hearing Screenings. Please don’t wait, call today, (401) 921-0181 Warwick, Rhode Island office, (401) 435-5355 East Providence, Rhode Island office.


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