Hearing Aids in Florissant
Southwestern Hearing Center can provide you the best care and hearing aids in Florissant, MO. When you’re looking for high-quality hearing solutions and a variety of styles for hearing aid options, we have the services you’re looking for. No matter your degree of hearing loss, our offices provide annual hearing tests, custom-fit hearing aids, and hearing aid repairs. Preserve your natural hearing health and find the best treatments for signs of hearing loss at Southwestern Hearing Center in Florissant.
Reach out to Southwestern Hearing Center at 844-984-3544 for a comprehensive hearing evaluation today!
Signs of Hearing Loss
As your hearing situation changes, you may begin to notice some signs in your life. Whatever the cause, it can be difficult to truly understand that hearing is declining and know the signs that mean you may benefit from a trip to a hearing care location.
- Trouble Understanding Conversation: If you find yourself continuously asking friends or family members to repeat what they say in conversation or you find conversations more difficult to follow, you may be experiencing hearing loss. If left untreated, some experience social strain on some relationships due to struggles with communication.
- Ringing in the Ears: Tinnitus, also known as ringing in the ears, can be a sign of both permanent and temporary hearing loss. While Tinnitus doesn’t have a specific treatment or cure, the symptoms can be helped with some interventions.
Volume Buttons: Have you been reaching for the remote or cranking up the volume on your radio more often than usual? These are usually the first signs people notice when experiencing a changing hearing situation. A regular sound, like the television or even a phone call, will gradually become more difficult to hear without taking the volume farther up than you would normally keep it.
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Types of Hearing Loss
Every hearing journey will take its unique path, but there are some common types of hearing loss that many people experience. Each type comes with its own causes and severity of hearing loss.
- Age-Related Hearing Loss: The most widely spread type of hearing loss is one simply related to age. It is estimated that one in three Americans over the age of 65 are experiencing some degree of hearing loss. This loss is typically gradual and can be difficult to notice the small changes over time.
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: The human ear is made to safely hear sounds at or below 70 decibels regularly. Prolonged or repeated exposure to sounds above this level can cause periods of hearing ringing in the ears and eventually some loss of natural hearing. Prevention of hearing impairment is possible with this type if you know you will be encountering unsafe noise levels.
- Illness: While more uncommon, there are some illnesses we can contract in our lives and even congenital conditions that can cause sudden or gradual hearing loss.
Digital Hearing Aid Technology
No matter the severity of hearing loss, hearing aid manufacturers will most likely have an option that can improve your quality of life. At a Southwestern Hearing Center location, we have services to get you fitted for a device that can best serve you.
Your hearing instrument specialist at our location will perform an annual hearing test and determine your hearing needs. If a custom-fit hearing aid is right for your hearing journey, your hearing instrument specialist can move towards getting you a hearing aid device.
Types of Hearing Aids
In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
As the name suggests, the entire device and batteries are stored inside the ear canal. This model hearing aid will send amplified sound wave vibrations down the ear canal and into the inner ear. This helps wearers take in the sound and speech in their environment without straining their ears and potentially causing further hearing damage.
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
This model hearing aid stores the device and hearing aid battery behind the shell of the ear. A small cord is sometimes then connected to the ear canal where the amplified sound is sent to the inner ear.
Both these forms of hearing technology provide hours of hearing support in a comfortable and discreet form. Wearers can enjoy natural sound quality again without pain or discomfort.
Hearing Aid Services
Our customer service team can provide you lifetime service for your hearing aid needs, beginning from your very first device.
- Fitting and Selection: Our knowledgeable staff can help you determine which type of device and which features will provide the best natural sound quality for your needs. There are many hearing device options out there, let us help you find the perfect one.
- Hearing Aid Repairs: When you need a battery replaced or your grandson runs over your aid with a bike, we can help get your hearing aid back up and running or help you get a replacement.
- Lifetime Service: Your hearing needs will change over time. Let us make sure your hearing aid changes with it.
What are the best hearing aids?
The best hearing aids are the ones that are best for you! There are many different hearing aid options because there are many different hearing needs and preferences. Reach out to our local Florissant office for a custom hearing aid evaluation to find the hearing aid that will work best for you.
Does insurance cover hearing aids?
Coverage for hearing aids will depend on your medical needs and the insurance plan you have. Some insurance plans will cover the partial or total cost of hearing aids while others may not. Reach out to your insurance provider to understand your coverage.