Millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions to improve their quality of life and address their hearing loss during the holidays. Do you frequently ask your friends and family to repeat what has been said? Do you feel as if everyone mumbles? Do you have difficulty hearing in noisy situations? Are you bothered by ringing or buzzing in your ears? f you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from hearing loss. Start the new year off with better hearing. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss which, if left untreated, can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation.
If you feel you may be suffering from hearing loss, don’t despair; the hearing care professionals at HearMD can help. We can help you begin the journey to better hearing by performing a thorough hearing evaluation, and help you understand your hearing needs. Once the type and severity of the hearing loss is determined, we will explore issues such as employment considerations, stage of readiness and, and the types of listening environments encountered each day. Finding the care and hearing solution that works best for you is a process that requires not only the knowledge and expertise of the hearing care professional, but also your participation. The staff at HearMD understands how hearing loss can negatively impact your quality of life. Our highly skilled and credentialed staff is able to provide the quality, one–on-one care that is necessary to help you find your ideal hearing solution.
After identifying your unique communication and hearing needs, the next step on the journey to better hearing is to explore the various designs and styles of hearing aids. There has been much advancement in hearing aid design over the past few years. Today’s hearing aids are attractive, stylish and designed to match every lifestyle. They are available in 3 basic styles: custom, behind–the-ear (BTE) and receiver-in-the ear (RITE). In custom hearing aids, all the components of the aid are housed in a single piece which is custom molded to the ear. They range in size from the completely-in-the canal (CIC) which is the smallest, to the in-the-canal (ITC) which is slightly larger, to the half shell or fully in the ear (ITE). Custom products are available in a choice of colors to match individual skin tone. Behind-the-ear (BTE) aids consist of the hearing aid which is attached with tubing to a custom ear mold. BTE aids are also available in a range of natural colors to match skin or hair tone, as well as more creative colors for those who want to show off their sense of style. In RITE style aids, the battery, microphone and electronics are housed in a small case worn behind the ear, and a small thin wire carries the amplified sound to a receiver or speaker that is located inside the ear canal. Because there is less bulk in the ear canal with RITE fittings, they tend to fit more comfortably than traditional BTE aids. Other advantages of RITE aids include a more natural sound quality and improved cosmetic appeal.
Once the HearMD staff has assisted you in selecting the hearing instrument that is most appropriate for your listening needs, we will adapt the aids for your personal profile, educate you about proper use and care of the aids, and provide on-going support to ensure your long term success with your new aids.
Better hearing can help you hear what people say on the telephone, in meetings, and at religious services. It can also help you understand TV, participate much more easily in conversations, feel more confident in social situations, and feel more relaxed and less stressed. Contact HearMD today at (856) 602-4200 to begin the journey to better hearing. We have offices conveniently located in Woodbury, Voorhees, Medford, Sewell, Haddonfield, Willingboro and Mount Laurel.