Hearing aids are available in different styles and different levels of technology. At Norfolk Audiology, we offer specific recommendations based on audiological test results, hearing and communication needs, lifestyle, and price points.
Hearing solutions also include custom ear molds and assistive devices such as TV streamers and remote microphones. Norfolk Audiology offers devices from all major hearing aid manufacturers, so we are sure to have the best devices to meet any of your hearing needs. All devices are fit using real-ear verification.
Hearing loss is unique for each individual which is why hearing aids are not created equally. Hearing aids are small electronic devices that are worn in or behind the ear. These small devices are engineered to make sounds louder so people who have hearing loss can hear better and participate fully in daily activities.
The type and severity of hearing loss will be the main determining factor when choosing what type of hearing aid will be used or prescribed.
Hearing Aid Brands/Manufacturers
Phonak Hearing Aids
Phonak hearing technologies include Roger wireless technology, AutoSense OS, and Binaural VoiceStream™
Oticon Hearing Aids
Unitron Hearing Aids
Widex Hearing Aids
Starkey Hearing Aids
For people wearing hearing aids, having a custom-fit earmold can make a huge difference when it comes to hearing more clearly. Custom earmolds are made of either silicone or plastic and are custom-fit to sit snugly in the ear canal.
Individuals who are experiencing trouble hearing at low frequencies or those who have flat hearing loss can benefit greatly from earmolds. The snug fit of earmolds helps keep amplified sounds from traveling back to the outer ear canal and creating a feedback loop. Custom earmolds are usually recommended for people with severe to profound hearing loss.
Custom Ear Protection
Ear protection can be customized to fit individual ear sizes and lifestyles, so you can take a more aggressive approach to take care of your hearing health by keeping unwanted sounds out. Custom ear protection and earplugs are one of the most essential defenses against hearing loss for people who are constantly exposed to dangerously loud environments. Norfolk Audiology offers a wide range of custom ear protection tailored fit to specific activities, occupations, and environments.
Custom Earmolds for Musicians
Available as earmolds or earplugs, we offer customized hearing protection for musicians that efficiently reduce the loudness of sound in a controlled decibel amount. To create a customized earmold, impressions will be taken of the ear canal. Custom-fit musician earmolds can be designed to have different sound filters. These sound filters can make specific sounds softer while not compromising the overall sound experience, which is greatly important for people working in the music industry.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
Assistive listening devices refer to any device that helps an individual with hearing loss or a voice/speech/language disorder to better communicate. ALDs often refer to devices that help people hear and understand the sounds around them more clearly. Thanks to the constant development of digital and wireless technologies, more devices are becoming more accessible to help people with hearing impairments communicate fully in their daily activities.
What is the most commonly used assistive listening device?
Hearing loops are known to be the most user-friendly ALD option and are often the most in-demand for hearing aid wearers. Hearing loops are easy to use, discreet, but very effective. Simply switch your device to the telecoil program and automatically receive clear sound directly to the ears.
Norfolk Audiology Hearing Solutions, Norfolk NE
Norfolk Audiology is committed to providing a wide range of hearing healthcare products and solutions to give people with hearing loss a chance to better communicate and live life to the fullest. Our team will be happy to assist with any questions you may have about our available hearing solutions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!