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How to Choose the best Hearing Aid for you?

If you are having trouble hearing, it is important to get your hearing test done. Hearing loss can vary in its type and severity, and a comprehensive hearing test is the first step in understanding your unique situation. At Hills Audiology, our commitment to optimal hearing health begins with a free hearing test conducted by expert audiologists. Understanding your unique hearing profile is the first step in crafting a tailored solution.

Once your hearing loss is determined, the next step is to select the right hearing aid. With so many options available, choosing the best hearing aid requires thoughtful consideration of various factors, such as

  • Personal preferences
  • Lifestyle
  • Specific hearing needs
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Types of Hearing Aids

Discovering the right hearing aid involves exploring different types. Some fit inside your ear canal, while others rest behind it. Each type has special features for various hearing needs. Have a look at the different types and styles of hearing aids.

  1. In-the-ear (ITE) Hearing aids
  • Invisible in the Canal (IIC) / Completely in the Canal (CIC)
  • In-the-Canal (ITC)
  1. Behind-the-ear (BTE) Hearing aids
  • Receiver in the Ear (RITE)
  • Behind the ear with Earmold

Consulting with an expert audiologist in Castle Hill is key during the hearing aid selection process. The highly professional audiologists at Hills Audiology will perform an in-depth evaluation of your hearing and communication needs. They can guide you through the available options, discuss the technology that suits your lifestyle, and ensure that the chosen hearing aid is appropriately programmed to meet your specific hearing needs.

Remember, taking the step to have your hearing tested and selecting the right hearing aid can significantly improve your ability to communicate, participate in social activities, and enhance your overall quality of life.

The Art of Hearing Aid Fitting and Fine Tuning

It’s crucial to consider more than the audiogram to provide the user with the best hearing experience possible. We use technology but tailor the fitting to your circumstances while programming hearing aids. With the help of objective testing, the hearing aids can be adjusted to deliver the best hearing performance.

Hearing aid fitting and fine-tuning play a pivotal role in customising the device to individual needs. The fitting process involves precisely adjusting the hearing aid to ensure comfort and functionality. A skilled audiologist will assess factors such as fit, sound quality, and volume levels during this phase.

Fine-tuning, on the other hand, is a dynamic process that continues after the initial fitting. It addresses specific nuances and background noise, refining the device to match the user’s unique hearing profile. This iterative approach allows for adjustments based on real-life experiences and ensures the hearing aid evolves with changing auditory needs.

Regular follow-ups with the audiologist are crucial, fostering a collaborative effort to optimise the device’s performance. Through meticulous fitting and fine-tuning, individuals can experience not just amplifying sounds but a tailored and personalised solution that harmonises seamlessly with their lifestyle, providing a clear and enriched hearing experience.

Embracing Clarity: A Guide to Adapting to Hearing Aids

Adapting to hearing aids involves more than just wearing a device; it’s a gradual process of acclimating to amplified sounds and rediscovering the world of sound. Initially, wearers may encounter unfamiliar sounds or perceive familiar ones differently. This is a normal part of the adaptation phase, and perseverance is key. Gradually increasing the duration of wear allows the brain to adjust to the new auditory input. Engaging in conversations in various settings aids in refining the hearing aid settings, ensuring they align with diverse environments.

Regular communication with audiologists during follow-up appointments is invaluable, providing an opportunity to address concerns and make necessary adjustments. Embracing the benefits of improved hearing, from enhanced conversations to the subtle sounds of nature, becomes the ultimate reward. With time, patience, and support, individuals can seamlessly integrate hearing aids into their lives, unlocking a world of auditory richness and connectivity.

Hills Audiology – Get a Home Trial!

At Hills Audiology, we prioritise your comfort and convenience in the hearing aid selection process. That’s why we extend the opportunity for a home trial of carefully chosen and precisely fitted hearing aids. Our audiologists are dedicated to facilitating this trial, ensuring you can experience the benefits of the selected hearing aid within the familiar surroundings of your home.

Comprehensive information on the hearing aid type, trial duration, proper care guidelines, and coverage for potential loss or damage is readily accessible. We believe in empowering you to make an informed decision about your hearing health, and our home trial is designed to provide you with the confidence and assurance you need. Reach out to our audiologists, and let us bring the transformative experience of improved hearing right to your doorstep.

Get in touch for Ongoing Support and Fine Tuning

We pride ourselves on providing the best possible hearing solutions. This includes multiple appointments for support and fine-tuning for the first 12 Months to receive the best possible level of speech intelligibility.

We are delighted to provide additional assistance to individuals who require it during this process of acclimatisation. Our goal is to offer continuing expert assistance needed to ensure that the hearing aid fitting produces the best outcomes possible for you.

This assistance continues past the fitting procedure. You are advised to book an appointment should you experience any issues regarding your hearing aids, including issues with comfort and hearing levels.

WORLD BEST HEARING AID MANUFACTURERS

Hills Audiology recommends appropriate solutions from a full range of treatment options including wide choice of hearing aids/hearing devices, from all leading manufacturers.

What we offer

Our services

Thorough evaluation of hearing to determine hearing ability using Tympanometry, Pure Tone Audiometry, and Speech Audiometry.

Pre-employment hearing testing is available. Outside office hours, appointments can be arranged.

Specialised hearing tests for all preschool and school aged children including Tympanometry, Pure Tone Audiometry and Speech Audiometry.

After school appointments available

Government-funded Hearing Services available for pensioners and eligible veterans.

Hills Audiology is fully accredited to provide hearing care under the Hearing Services Program, inclusive of fitting hearing aids.

Workcover assessments are designed for measuring hearing loss/injury suffered through the nature of work, and/or, the work environment, and accessing compensation through Workcover NSW. It also includes fitting hearing aids.

On site ear measurements for custom ear plugs. These are suitable for hearing protection from noise, water tight ear moulds for
swimmers, measurements for musicians in ear monitors and custom ear moulds for hearing aid wearers.

Assessment and management of tinnitus (ringing, or any sound heard in the ear). Tinnitus can impact your sleep, well being and ability to focus. Many people struggle with tinnitus.

We can help manage your tinnitus.