Northeast Alabama Audiology » Hearing Aids

About Hearing Loss

Nearly 40 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age (presbycusis) is common. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, about one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. For those older than 75, that number is approximately 1 in 2.
Unfortunately, most types of hearing loss cannot be reversed. However, the good news is we can take steps to improve what your hear and prevent your hearing loss from worsening.

The causes of hearing loss vary. Some people are born with hearing loss, others experience hearing loss with aging or from exposure to loud noises and sounds.

Signs You Might Be Experiencing Hearing Loss:

  • Muffling of speech and other sounds
  • Difficulty understanding words, especially against background noise or in a crowd
  • Trouble hearing consonants
  • Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
  • Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio
  • Withdrawal from conversations
  • Avoidance of some social settings

Finding the Right Hearing Aid for You

Did you know that nobody’s ears are exactly a like? In fact ears are unique to each and every person, so much so that they are comparable in uniqueness to the fingerprint.

That’s why we don’t use a one size fits all approach when it comes to hearing aids. When we are fitting you for hearing aids we take into consideration your diagnosis, the size and shape of your ear and ear canal, the degree or nature of your hearing loss, your lifestyle, and your budget.

Our goal is to find the best hearing aid possible for you!

Otolaryngologist putting hearing aid in woman's ear on light background

Types of Hearing Aids

Similar in structure to BTE hearing aids, but they are connected to a small piece of wire rather than tubing, They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

Fits completely inside the ear canal, is the most discreet hearing aid style and is suitable for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Fits inside the outer ear bowl and comes in two custom sizes: full shell and half shell. They are slightly more visible than the CIC and ITC models.

Fits behind the ear and are attached to an earmold that fits in the ear canal using a small piece of tubing. They are the largest and most visible type of hearing device. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

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Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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