More Choice and Individualized Care
As Audiologist-owned and operated centres, we are pleased to have the ability to offer a wide range of hearing aid manufacturers to best suit the individual needs of our patients. There are many different manufacturers of hearing aids and each have their own unique strengths. Our certified audiologists will work closely with you to determine what your individual needs are and the hearing aid manufacturer and devices that will best meets those needs.
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Digital Hearing Aid Technology Features
Directional microphones allow you to hear better in noisy situations by identifying sources of noise and reduce them! This technology allows listeners to focus more on the person who is in front of them while being less bothered by other noises surrounding them.
Open technology helps to keep the ear canal unobstructed while eliminating that "talking in a barrel" effect. This technology is often referred to as “open fit” hearing aids, receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids (RITE) or receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids.
Feedback management and cancellation prevents hearing aids from whistling and squeaking while being worn.
Automatic technology gives your hearing aid(s) the ability to make automatic sound processing adjustments depending on the listening environment you are in. For example, through almost instantaneous sound analyses, your device(s) will determine whether you are in a crowd, in quiet, listening to music, or in wind and will then make adjustments to ensure you are hearing clearly.
Wireless technology allows you to hear your cell phone, television and home phone in stereo, directly through your hearing aids!
Digital Hearing Aid Technology Levels
There are three basic technology levels: Economy, Value and Advanced.
Each technology level offers digital hearing solutions based on your level of hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. A consultation with one of our certified audiologists will help you to determine the technology level best suited for your needs and expectations.
"The Big 6"
In audiology, we often refer to the “Big 6” hearing aid manufacturers. These companies are the leaders in hearing healthcare worldwide. At Sackville and Alderney Hearing Centres we specialize in five of "The Big 6" hearing aid manufacturers. All of these manufacturers are based out of Europe where extensive research takes place to provide an improved listening experience for end users. Research is consistently performed to provide optimal sound quality, improved understanding of speech in noise, ease of use, and overall performance.