From hearing care to protective wear, we have many options to provide patients with the products best suited for their needs. Hearing care accessories are also provided at Discover Audiology.
Hearing Aid Batteries and Supplies
Hearing aid batteries are air activated so be sure to keep the tabs on the back of the batteries until you are ready to use one. It is best to wait 1-2 minutes after the tab is removed before placing the battery in the battery door to fully activate it. Never place the battery into the actual hearing aid compartment. Always open the battery door to turn off the hearing devices at night while sleeping or whenever the device is not in use. This will save battery life and ventilate the compartment.
Wax Guards and Domes
Most hearing aids use wax guards or filters to keep wax from getting deep into the receiver and clogging it. Filters should be changed regularly. If the wax guard is clogged, your hearing device will sound weak or won’t work at all. We have several manufacturer’s wax guards in the office to clean your devices on site. Domes are to be changed as a part of routine maintenance to keep your hearing aids functioning properly.
Receivers and Tubing
If your hearing devices are not functioning properly, the audiologist may have to replace certain parts while troubleshooting. Usually, changing receivers and tubing can be done in office during a same day appointment. If not, the audiologist will order the necessary part or will send the broken device to the manufacturer for repair.
Swim Plugs, Noise Plugs, Musician Plugs
We offer custom molded ear plugs for various uses. After discussing with the audiologist, she will present the best hearing protective device option for you and your needs.
Hearing Device Styles
When choosing the style of hearing device, the audiologist takes into consideration the configuration and degree of hearing loss, the patient’s personal preferences, manual dexterity, any visual impairment, budget, and anatomy of the ear. The style is not dependent on the price of the device, so prices vary. The two main categories of hearing device style are behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE).
Today, most hearing devices are bluetooth compatible with certain smartphones, tablets, and home televisions sets. This development has made it convenient and easy for patients to use without the need of an additional remote control. Using your device to make necessary adjustments to your hearing devices can provide easier listening for patients in more difficult listening environments such as a restaurant or a group situation.