At Excellent Hearing Aids, we place an emphasis on educating our patients with the information and tools needed to achieve optimal hearing now and in the future. Each person’s hearing loss is unique and affects their lives in specific ways, therefore we recognize that there is no “one size fits all” approach to treating hearing loss. Our professionals place your needs and goals as our top priority, and take the time to understand what’s most important to you. Your unique hearing ability guides us to specific recommendations, but you always have the ultimate say when it comes to treatment.

We offer a complete array of hearing healthcare education and services, including:

Hearing Evaluations

Proper hearing care can contribute to an easy journey toward better hearing, and the first step on this path is completing a comprehensive hearing evaluation. Our professionals are skilled at getting to the root of your hearing concerns with our extensive and accurate evaluations.

For us to diagnose your hearing loss and create an appropriate treatment plan, it helps for us to get to know you! We’ll discuss your medical history, any current symptoms or concerns, and the ways in which your unique lifestyle relates to your hearing ability. This helps us to determine the cause of and solution for any hearing impairment that we might uncover. The evaluation also includes a visual examination of your ear to check for physical obstructions or abnormalities. This quick and easy look into your ear canal allows us to ensure your ear is clear and healthy.

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, we’ll then begin a complete hearing test which evaluates your current hearing ability. Healthy hearing falls within certain thresholds that relate to both the volume and frequency of sounds, and our tests will determine where you lie within these ranges. You’ll be asked to put on a pair of specialized headphones and indicate when you hear various sounds. We’ll be able to record the extent, type, and details of your specific hearing loss, if any at all, once completing this test.

Once we’ve finished the hearing test, we’ll review your results with you in detail. If a hearing loss is detected, we’ll spend time discussing your options with you. Rest easy, as there are a variety of hearing devices that will meet a wide range of needs, lifestyles, and budgetary concerns. There’s literally something for everyone! Our professionals will always take the time to educate you so that you can make the most informed decision possible. You’ll experience all of this in a relaxed environment that’s aimed at helping you hear better, not simply selling you a hearing aid.

Hearing Aid Fittings and Programming

It’s incredible how easily we can hear without even thinking about it, yet when hearing loss occurs, it can take some time for our bodies to remember what to do. Unlike wearing glasses that instantly make our eyesight better, wearing hearing aids comes with a learning curve that requires your ears and brain to acclimate.

After deciding which hearing aids meet your needs best, you’ll have the opportunity to have them programmed and adjusted to your specific hearing needs. Our professionals will make them as comfortable as possible, and we’ll take time to review with you how to use their controls, how to care for them, including information on proper storage and cleaning, how to replace their batteries, and more.

We encourage you to wear your new devices as soon as possible, but remember things may sound a bit unusual at first. It’s most likely been a little while since your brain has been able to process certain sounds, so it takes time for it to relearn what to do. Many patients prefer to start off slowly and gradually increase the amount of time they wear their hearing aids during the first week. We’ll also schedule multiple follow-up appointments with you to ensure that you’re getting the support you need during this transitionary time.

Our professionals are always available to clean your hearing aids to keep them in good condition, and we are happy to provide adjustments whenever necessary. We are always just a phone call away, so please let us know how we can help! Rather than struggle with hearing aids that aren’t serving you like they should, contact our office with any questions or concerns.

Hearing Aid Repair

The technology that’s contained in a tiny hearing aid is astounding, and just like computers and other high-tech devices, things can occasionally go awry. We know that you rely on your devices to live each day to its fullest, so we offer hearing aid repair that will help you get back to normal in no time.

At Excellent Hearing Aids it’s our goal to complete your hearing aid repair as fast as possible. We’ll start with inspecting the device and diagnosing what’s going on, and in many cases we can make any needed repairs directly in the office. With our start-of-the-art tools, we can often fix your hearing aids with a same day turnaround time.

Occasionally, hearing aids may require a repair that is more than we’re able to perform. For major repairs like these, we’ll send your hearing aids to their manufacturer for service. While we know it’s difficult to be without your devices, we’ll do everything we can to make this process as easy and fast as possible. We’ll discuss your options, keep you updated on timelines, and may offer some loaner hearing aids for the time being. At Excellent Hearing Aids we’ll do everything we can to get your devices functioning like new in no time!

Custom Earmolds and Ear Plugs

Recent estimates show that over 15% of Americans suffer from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), which is a preventable form of hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises. This type of damage to the ear is irreversible, but it is completely preventable by using custom hearing protection. We offer custom-fit earmolds and ear plugs which work well for underwater activities as well as loud environments.

If you’re exposed to loud noises for your job or during recreational activities, it’s imperative that you preserve your hearing through the use of custom hearing protection. Many times, common sounds we’re exposed to can be damaging without us knowing it, including: lawn mowers, truck engines, motorcycles, garbage trucks, chain saws, power tools, rock concerts, gunshots, and jet engines. Although store-bought ear plugs can offer a small amount of protection, custom-made earmolds and ear plugs provide significantly better protection by fitting into your ear canal perfectly.

At Excellent Hearing Aids we know how hard it can be to live with hearing loss, which is why we’re strong advocates for preventing hearing loss from happening at all. We offer a full line-up of custom hearing protection solutions to preserve your hearing and offer all-day comfort. These are ideal for:

  • Air traffic controllers
  • Musicians (Musician In-ear Monitors or IEMs)
  • Concert fans
  • Industrial & Construction personnel
  • Hunters
  • Sleep plug users
  • Law Enforcement
  • Woodworkers
  • Machinists
  • Swimmers
  • Divers

Tinnitus Management

Many people describe a ringing in their ears without there being an external cause for hearing the sound. This condition is called tinnitus (pronounced ti-ni-tus) and can affect one or both ears. Tinnitus can sound like ringing, buzzing, clicking, hissing, or roaring, and can be intermittent, constant, loud, or soft. Symptoms of tinnitus are as unique as the people it affects, but one overall theme is common with the condition: it is difficult and tiresome to deal with.

There is currently no known cause of tinnitus, causing it to be somewhat of an enigma in the hearing industry. Instead of being classified as a disease, tinnitus is a symptom indicating that something is wrong in the ear, auditory nerve, or the parts of the brain that process sound. In some instances, a piece of earwax blocking the ear canal can be the cause of tinnitus, but other causes can also result in the unnerving condition.

The most commonly known causes of tinnitus are:

  • Exposure to loud sounds over time
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Medication side effects (called ototoxicity)
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Natural aging
  • Sudden impact noises

We understand that tinnitus can be difficult to live with, so at Excellent Hearing Aids we aim to find treatments that will offer the relief you’ve been looking for. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are a variety of treatments that we can discuss to help ease the impact that tinnitus has on your daily life. Our professional team can help you gain control over your tinnitus and take back your hearing by forming a course of treatment that suits your specific needs.

Better hearing is only a phone call away.