If it's made for hearing
impairment, we can get
it. We work with all of the major hearing aid brands as well
as after market companies for supplies and accessories.
Whether we're guiding a patient through their first set of
hearing aids or servicing the aids they are currently wearing,
there is never a lack of resources to make sure the aids stay
in optimal condition and the patient has everything they need.
Please take a few minutes to learn more about the products we
Technology has changed so drastically for hearing aids over
the last 5 years that it's hard to keep up with the latest
advancement in hearing technology. So we have made it easy to
understand the differences of each and every hearing aid and
the technology it uses.
Hearing aids can be broken down into two main types, Analog or
Digital. Here is an overview of the main differences between
The term analog is used to describe a type of signal
processing conventionally used in hearing aids. Analog signal
processing is made possible by receiving a SOUND WAVE in
through the microphone, converting it to a VOLTAGE and passing
it along to an ANALOG FILTER where it can be manipulated and
amplified. In order for you to hear and understand the
amplified sound, the VOLTAGE must be changed back into a SOUND
WAVE before it exits the speaker into your ear.
This is an older technology and is rapidly becoming obsolete.
The reason for this is due to the limitation Analog offers
with sound manipulation. Its harder to adjust a hearing aid
for unique and harder to fit hearing losses. This is why
Digital is now becoming an industry standard.
Like Analog, the Digital hearing aid works in many of the same
ways. A SOUND WAVE still is received by a microphone and
converted into a VOLTAGE. Now, instead of the VOLTAGE being
passed along to an ANALOG FILTER, it is now converted into a
DIGITAL SIGNAL and passed along to a DIGITAL PROCESSOR for
manipulation. Digital sound processing means that the sound is
registered mathematically. It is encoded as a series of
numbers, which reflect its pitch and volume at a given instant
in time. Processing the sound bit by bit is much more precise,
and certain details can be changed without affecting the
integrity of the sound. As it is more robust than an analog
signal, a digital signal can be repeated accurately and
endlessly without affecting the overall sound quality. The
digital principle is like making copies of a scanned image on
a software diskette: each copy is a perfect duplicate of the
All of the latest advancements and brands are available
all of the major brands and manufacturers of hearing aids. We
are constantly monitoring the new advancements in technology
and hearing aid models to help insure that our patients are
getting the best possible solution for their hearing needs.
Hearing aid styles are very important. Regardless of the
hearing aid brand or model chosen, often the style is one of
the most important parts in maximizing the gain in volume. The
style dictates the size and fitting of the instrument. This is
very important because the hearing loss of an individual puts
them into a category of which style would be best suited for
their needs. Consequently, some styles are better suited for
certain types of losses. Below covers the four main style
types and the losses that are most commonly associated with
These sizes are discussed from the smallest to biggest:
CIC: Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aids can be placed
deep in the ear canal. The faceplate of the CIC should be
placed 1-2 mm beyond the ear canal opening. The smallest of
all the hearing aids, these are custom-made to fit deeply
inside your ear canal so that they are virtually invisible.
This style is best used for a precipitous high frequency
sensori-neural hearing loss. This loss is consistent with
noise induced symptoms.
ITC: In The Canal hearing aids are also custom made and are a
little bigger than the CIC. It too is supposed to be virtually
invisible. This style is associated with moderate to severe
sensori-neural hearing loss.
ITE: In The Ear hearing aids are also custom made and they
fill the external ear canal. This is the most common style
recommended because of the versatility and the amount of gain
it can provide. This style is associated with moderate, severe
and profound sensori-neural hearing losses.
BTE: Behind The Ear hearing aids are not custom made. These
aids are fit behind the ear and are attached to a custom-made
ear mold that fits in the external ear canal. This style is
associated with moderate, severe and profound sensori-neural
Batteries & Related Products
Please call us toll free at: 866-276-4455
a toll free call in service for patients to receive their
hearing aid batteries through the mail. Patients call our
toll-free number and indicate their battery size, verify their
current address as well as any information that would be
pertinent to receiving the battery shipment. The batteries are
delivered to the patient 2-4 business days from the time the
call was placed with USHearingplan. Our negotiated pricing offers a
lower cost per cell than can be purchased from a local vendor.
By calling us and ordering over the phone, the patient does
not have to leave the comfort of their own home. They will
receive 80 batteries for $50. The price includes shipping and
handling. (Overnight service is available for a small postage
a variety of hearing related products also. These include
but are not limited to: assistive listening devices,
FM systems and various hearing conservation equipment. For
any hearing related products and services please call
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