Hearing Solutions

Selecting Hearing Aids

There is no single hearing aid suitable for all types of hearing loss and the cost of hearing aids will vary greatly depending upon the nature and extent of your hearing loss and the type of technology chosen to meet your lifestyle and listening needs.

Hearing aids should be purchased by consulting face-to-face to ensure you will receive:

  • A Proper Audiological / Hearing Evaluation
  • Selection of the Best Hearing Aid Technology to meet your Lifestyle and Listening Environments
  • Fitting and Follow-Up services for the life of your hearing aids

These services are considered essential for your overall hearing success.

In the event that you purchase hearing aids in another state, from the internet, or from someone not licensed in North Carolina, you may find it difficult to obtain services as well as having limited consumer protection under North Carolina law.

Expectations and Outcomes

While hearing aids make sounds easier to hear, they do not restore normal hearing.

Hearing aids will though, re-introduce you to many of the sounds you have been missing and it is important to recognize that it will take time for your brain to re-learn hearing these sounds. Some people adjust quickly to hearing, others take longer.

Your outcome with hearing aids will vary by the type and degree of your hearing loss, accuracy of your audiological/hearing evaluation, proper fit and programming of your hearing aids and how long it has been since you have heard all the sounds in your environment.

Lifestyle & Technology Solutions

It is now time to determine the technology which will best meet your listening needs.

The better the technology, the more environments (noisy versus quiet) you will “hear” well in. It is imperative to your hearing success that we discuss the listening situations in which you currently hear well versus those you have trouble in, to determine the technology which will meet both your hearing and understanding needs and provide you with the greatest success.

Did you know that there are over 1200 different types of hearing aid technologies available today?

At Crystal Coast Hearing we take the time to get to know you and the specific listening situations that are most challenging for you before creating a customized better-hearing plan tailored to your specific needs.

We understand that your lifestyle and budget are major factors in providing the solutions you need for your better hearing. Whether you are interested in reliable, easy-to-wear, affordably priced hearing aids or are in need of top-of–the-line hearing care, Crystal Coast Hearing is a name you can trust for all your hearing solutions.

ActiveLifestyle

Active Lifestyle = Premium Technology Hearing Aids

For individuals whose listening environments are continually changing, premium technology hearing aids provide the best hearing solution. Whether you find yourself dining in loud noisy restaurants, at a large family or church gathering, at a continuing education seminar, attending football, basketball or hockey games, going to the movies and the theatre, or in a demanding career environment, the combined features of premium technology overcome many of the limitations of more standard hearing aids and create a sound experience to match your lifestyle.

Premium hearing aid technologies are designed for individuals who lead active lifestyles and whose listening environments frequently include background noise.

This technology works best for people whose lives include the following activities:

  • Diverse restaurant dining
  • Sporting Events
  • Group participation
  • Family Gatherings

  • Demanding careers
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Church activities
  • Listening to Music, Going to the movies, concerts & plays

CasualLifestyle

Casual Lifestyle = Advanced Technology Hearing Aids

Advanced Technology Hearing Aids are designed for those who lead a more casual lifestyle and whose listening environments may include watching television, quiet restaurant dining, small meetings, family gatherings, weekly church services, shopping trips and regular conversations. Although occasional background noise may be present this lifestyle does not place the hearing demands on an individual that the more active lifestyle does.

Advanced hearing aid technologies are designed for people who lead more casual lifestyles and whose listening environments only occasionally contain background noise.

This technology works best for people whose lives include the following activities:

  • Regular Conversation
  • Quiet Restaurant Dining
  • Family Gatherings
  • Shopping

  • Frequent Television
  • Small social gatherings
  • Weekly church services

VeryQuietLifestyle

Quiet Lifestyle = Moderate communication Environments Mid-Level Technology

Mid-Level Technology was designed for those whose listening environments include limited amounts of background noise. A quiet lifestyle with moderate communication environments may include one to one conversations, television, weekly church services, dining in quiet restaurants and quiet family gatherings.

Mid-Level hearing aid technologies are designed for people who lead quiet lifestyles and whose listening environments include limited background noise.

This technology works best for people whose lives include the following activities:

  • Some Television
  • Regular Visitors at home
  • Quiet Restaurant Dining

  • Quiet Shopping trips
  • Limited social activities

QuietLifestyle

Very Quiet Lifestyle = Entry Level / Basic Technology

Entry Level or Basic Hearing Aid Technology is an excellent choice for those who want an economical solution to help with their hearing loss. The entry level technology is designed for those who lead a very quiet lifestyle and whose listening environments rarely change or include background noise.

Although not a sophisticated technology, the entry level products can help you hear more effectively and make conversations easier for you, your family and friends.

Entry level technologies are designed for individuals who lead very quiet lifestyles and whose hearing environments rarely include background noise.

This technology works best for people whose lives include the following activities:

  • Activities in and around the home
  • Infrequent television
  • Personal conversations between 2 people

Call us to schedule an appointment to have your hearing evaluated and to discuss the technology which will best meet your needs and the results of your hearing evaluation.