We technically offer eight brands (from the best-known companies), but it’s hard to keep up with the technology from more than two or three companies. We tend to use one brand most of the time, plus a couple other brands when the patient wants or needs a certain feature, accessory, or price point. Our primary brand has changed over the years. We look for really good technology at every price point, good product design, software that lets us adjust things as we see fit, and companies with good people and business practices.
All of our hearing aids are digital and most are Bluetooth enabled for iPhones and some Android phones. Many are rechargeable and/or have a version of tinnitus management/sound therapy. Currently we fit mostly Signia and Starkey, but we can fit others as needed.
Most recently, Signia’s introduction of their Augmented Xperience™ platform has once again revolutionized the way we use hearing aids. Featuring an two processors to help separate close sounds from background noise, plus an own voice processor for more natural sound, and an acoustic motion sensor, it helps you focus on speech around you even when you’re moving and has many options for speech-in-noise management in other situations. This advanced technology has Lithium-ion rechargeability, Bluetooth connectivity for streaming from iPhone and some Android phones, plus a smartphone app for remote control of many features including tele-health options