Hearing Solutions of Alabama is a fully independent practice, and we offer hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers, including Starkey, ReSound, Widex, Oticon, EarQ, Signia, and Phonak.
We are familiar with many different hearing aid models from each manufacturer, which is why we have a great track record choosing the right hearing aid for our patients. We know how to look at a patient's ears and lifestyle and determine which hearing aids would be the best fit.
Hearing aids come in a number of different styles, depending on your hearing loss and your preferences. These styles are all approximately the same price. The difference in price comes not from size or format, but instead from the technology you choose inside the hearing aid. Even custom-fit hearing aids are the same price as standard models, and they are neither worse nor better. It's just a matter of finding the hearing aids you prefer.
We try to stock hearing aids in many different models, which enables us to fit many patients with hearing aids the same day of their appointment. When we allow people to try different models, we have found that most people prefer the receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids, which are small and placed behind the ears; people love them for comfort, performance, longevity, and durability. However, different patients have different needs, and if you would rather have a different style, we will work with you to make sure you're satisfied.
The full scope of styles includes:
Purchasing hearing devices is an investment in your lifestyle, and this deserves the highest level of protection. The EarQ 4-Year Warranty continues the tradition of excellence patients have always been able to count on, with assurance that any EarQ device will be covered when it is in need of service.
Standard hearing aid warranties last just 1-3 years depending on the level of technology, but we cover any EarQ device for four full years, regardless of which level of technology is right for you.
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The audiology team at Hearing Solutions of Alabama has been prescribing hearing aids for decades. During that time, we've seen a number of groundbreaking, game-changing technologies that have empowered us to help even more people find solutions for their hearing loss. In the early 2000s, Oticon introduced the first receiver-in-canal hearing aid, which remains one of the most popular hearing aid types because it delivers such excellent sound quality and is so comfortable.
Other examples include the following:Oticon Opn S
The Oticon Opn S features advanced hearing technology. Opn S helps you break free of restrictions and join the conversation even in the most difficult listening environments with a 360? sound experience. Improved technology makes it easier for your brain to access relevant sounds, diminishing strain and your listening effort. Opn S has speech understanding that is comparable to normal speech, making it even easier for you to navigate noisy environments. Oticon's groundbreaking technology means the Opn S is also rechargeable. Simply charge your devices at night on their stylish, portable charging station and enjoy an entire day of hearing after 3 hours of charging. The Opn S is changing the way people with hearing loss experience sound. This advanced technology helps even with the most severe hearing losses. Experience the Opn S in a variety of styles and colors to match your personal preferences.
With the Livio Edge AI, you can hear even in the most challenging listening environments. Using artificial intelligence, the Livio Edge AI can be controlled at your fingertips. This hearing aid uses integrated sensors that provide exceptional sound quality and can track your physical and brain health.
ReSound LiNX Quattro utilizes the full microphone range allowing sound to be processed in a cleaner way - free of distortion. From the bustling street to the quiet theater - conversations are easier to focus on. ReSound LiNX Quattro provides you with a larger range of sounds and access to nuances in tones that were previously unavailable to you.
With Phonak Marvel, you can have it all! Marvel draws many cutting edge technologies into a single package. Most importantly, users experience clear, rich sound in ALL environments - automatically without having to touch a button. Marvel is truly automatic, using artificial intelligence to deliver exceptional sound quality in any situation -and for any streamed audio signal delivered to both ears! Marvel easily connects to 10 billion Bluetooth enabled devices, and delivers unmatched stream sound quality worthy of music listening. Available with standard zinc-air batteries or industry leading lithium-ion batteries which last for 6 years. Rechargeable batteries last ALL day on a single charge with steaming for a worry free listening experience. When you wearing Phonak Marvel technology, you too can have it all!
Over the past ten to fifteen years, there has been a transformation in the hearing aid industry as analog hearing aids have been replaced by digital technology. Modern hearing aids are incredibly sophisticated and can change our patients' lives in ways that might surprise you if you are only familiar with older generations of hearing aids.
Most of the effectiveness of hearing aids comes from having them be properly fitted, which is why it's so important to have your hearing aids fit to your ears, and your hearing loss, by an experienced audiologist. Buying hearing aids online, or from a big-box store, may be inexpensive; however, without custom programming by a skilled professional, they won't give you the best hearing possible. If you choose to get your hearing aids from Hearing Solutions of Alabama, you're getting not just the devices themselves but also the services of an expert, who will program your hearing aids as well as help you maintain the best hearing possible.
Hearing Solutions of Alabama is one of the only independent audiology practices in the Montgomery area. Because we are not affiliated with any individual brand, we're able to carry hearing aids from a variety of leading hearing aid manufacturers including Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Signia, and Widex. This gives us a wide selection to choose from, so we can find the right hearing aid for each patient. We are also able to help patients who come to us with hearing aids from any brand, so if you need adjustments to your existing hearing aids, we are here to help. Also, if you've been wearing hearing aids from a particular brand and you like that brand, we can continue fitting you with that brand in the future.
Today's hearing aids are powerful and effective; they're also discreet and can be almost invisible, even when you're having a close conversation with someone. When you come in for a hearing aid consultation, we'll show you the different hearing aid styles that are available and talk about which one might be the best choice for you.
The styles we offer include completely-in-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear (BTE), and receiver-in-canal (RIC). Of these, the first three listed are custom-fit hearing aids that are placed entirely inside your ear. They are usually colored to match your skin tone. Patients tend to prefer these if they want to avoid having their hearing aids be visible, especially if they choose the smallest completely-in-canal hearing aids. However, not everyone finds them as comfortable, and the smallest options may not work for more severe hearing loss. Many patients choose the receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids because they are comfortable, deliver the most natural acoustics, and are still mostly unnoticeable.
Hearing aids are available at several different price points depending on the level of technology you choose: premium, advanced, and standard. This gives you options depending on your budget and your needs. If you are very active and spend a lot of time in noisy environments, more sophisticated technology will help you hear clearly even in more challenging situations. If you lead a quieter life, the budget-friendly standard hearing aids will be able to give you everything you need.
Each price comes with a corresponding service package, which includes follow-up care and appointments at our office, regular cleaning supplies for your hearing aids, and hearing aid batteries. The premium package covers three years, the advanced covers two years, and the standard covers one year. This is just one way we try to make our hearing aids more cost-effective for patients.
We can order your new hearing aids on the day of your initial consultation if you're sure you want to move forward, but we're happy to wait if you need time to think about it. We never pressure patients to make a purchase. The decision to purchase and wear hearing aids is up to you, and we're here to help support you, no matter what decision you make. If you don't choose custom-fit hearing aids (and many of our patients don't) your hearing aids will be ready in as little as a few days. Custom-fit hearing aids will take a little while longer because we have to make full earmold impressions and mail them off to the manufacturer.
To help more patients afford to hear their best, we offer 0% interest payment plans for hearing aids purchased from Hearing Solutions of Alabama. Let us know if you're interested in our financing options.
Introducing The World's Most Powerful Hearing Aids
Oticon has some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids on the market today. Along with BrainHearing technology and Own Voice Processing, Oticon has recently released three new hearing aids to provide you with a seamless listening experience.
The Oticon Xceed and the Xceed Play are the most powerful hearing aids for adults and children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. They both offer 360° access to speech without the interference of background noise. This allows for a better listening experience as well as improved learning for children. The Xceed and Xceed Play feature groundbreaking technology that reduces feedback, such as static or whistling, so you can hear clearer and with better attention. Adults and children can control these devices straight from their smartphones through an app, creating more control and improved usability. The Xceed for adults comes in a variety of colors to match your skin tone or hair color while the Xceed Play includes bright, fun colors in addition to the neutral tones for younger users.
Oticon CROS hearing aids offer a revolutionary 360° sound experience for those with single-sided deafness. CROS hearing aids include a transmitter with a microphone that wirelessly picks up sound and sends it from your poorer ear to your better ear with a hearing aid. This allows you to easily engage in conversations in different environments. Oticon CROS hearing aids feature OpenSoundNavigator and TwinLink dual-streaming technology so you can hear from all directions. This gives you the freedom to do what you love while enjoying a more natural listening experience.