If you are looking for hearing aids or hearing aid services in the San Diego, California area, you’ve come to the right place! At the North County Audiology hearing aid center in San Diego, we offer a variety of hearing aid products and accessories, as well as a full range of hearing aid services, including hearing aid evaluations and fittings, hearing aid maintenance, repairs, programming and more. Our highly-trained hearing care professionals provide a pleasant patient experience during the entire hearing aid process.
Hearing Aid Process
After a case history is taken to determine what the hearing loss problems are, our audiologist will perform the necessary hearing tests in order to identify the type of hearing loss. Our audiologist will review the results of the hearing test with you, and, based on the results, may make a referral to a medical doctor if the hearing loss is medically treatable.
Most hearing loss is not medically treatable however, and for those patients hearing may be improved with hearing aids. A hearing aid may be recommended for one or both ears. If hearing aids are recommended, our audiologist will spend time with you administrating a hearing aid evaluation to determine what particular style and type of hearing aid technology will best meet your hearing needs.
Hearing Aid Evaluation
With different types of hearing aids available, our hearing aid specialist will use the information provided in the case history as well as the results of the hearing tests to help narrow the choices for you. The main types of hearing aids available today are analog and digital devices. The different hearing aid styles include Behind-The-Ear (BTE), Receiver in the Ear (RITE), Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC), In-The-Canal (ITC), In-The-Ear (ITE), Open Fit hearing aids, and Extended Wear hearing aids.
Choosing the Best Hearing Aid
Choosing the right hearing aid can be difficult. There is a great deal of information out there regarding hearing aids and as such, the choices can be overwhelming. Allow our hearing care professional to guide you through the process of purchasing your hearing aids.
We will provide the best quality hearing aid available based on several factors, including your personal preferences, lifestyle, severity of hearing loss, size and shape of ear, impact of the hearing loss on verbal communication, and of course, your budget. We offer a variety of hearing aids from different hearing aid manufacturers. The hearing aid products we offer include Lyric, Siemens, Starkey, Phonak, Oticon, Widex, Resound, Rexton, Sonic Innovations, and more. Once you have selected your hearing aids, you will have a hearing aid fitting.
During the hearing aid fitting, the hearing aid device is programmed to your specific hearing loss. Our hearing aid specialist will provide instructions regarding how to insert the hearing aid in the ear and remove it, how to change the hearing aid batteries, and how to maintain and clean the hearing aids.
Follow-Up Hearing Aid Assessment
We recommend that you return approximately 1-2 weeks after the initial hearing aid fitting. At that time, we will discuss your progress and perform any necessary hearing aid adjustments. We will also discuss the other hearing aid services available, which include hearing aid cleanings, hearing aid repairs, and more.
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We are glad to serve the San Diego community! If you feel that you suffer from any type of hearing loss problems, please come and visit our experienced audiologist at North County Audiology. To find out more about scheduling an appointment, contact us today.