Learn About Hearing Aids

Learn about Hearing Aids:

Today’s hearing aids in Minneapolis are amazing tiny computers that are continually improving in their ability to produce clear, natural sound without distortion or feedback. We deal with all major brands, and we work hard to keep up with the latest updates. We attend trainings and a variety of conferences to ensure we know the latest and give you only the best. We also present and educate Minneapolis and the twin city area on hearing, hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus and more. There are great products available that are very affordable. You don’t have to go to Costco to get them, we just need to educate you.

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In-the-ear Model:

This style has all components in the ear; the speaker, the mics and the computer chip. Because it is in the ear it is more susceptible to wax and moisture. This is because your body is 98.6 degrees or so and the heat can cause moisture. This style usually lasts about 3 to 5 years because of the moisture issue. Some styles of in-the-ear, are invisible-in-the ear, completely-in-the canal, canal, Canal with remote mic, and full shell. Not all styles are appropriate for every type of hearing loss.

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Behind-the-ear Model:

This style has components behind the ear; the speaker, the mics and the computer chip. This is a standard aid. It delivers sound via a thin tube or a thicker tube depending on your degree Behind-the-ear of hearing loss.

There is a behind the ear model that has the speaker in the ear. This style is called a receiver-in-the-ear. People often like this model because the aid itself is smaller as the speaker is lifted out of the aid and put into the ear. This style is a little more maintenance because the speaker is in the ear it is more susceptible to wax and moisture. Some people feel that it has better sound quality as the speaker is closer to the eardrum.

Behind-the-ear Model

Cros, BiCros Hearing Aid:

This style of hearing aid Bloomington companies make is for those with an un-aidable ear or a “dead” ear. This type can be either an in-the-ear or a behind-the-ear style; a “hearing aid” is fit on the better ear and an off-site mic is placed on the bad ear. The mic on the bad ear sends a signal to the good ear and is amplified appropriately. Because of timing and intensity differences between the two ears, a person feels like they are hearing on the bad ear when actually they are not. Not only is there a perception of hearing, the person is able to hear on the bad side of their head. Also some people can localize better, although it is never normal.

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Brands we like:

Chears is not tied in business to any one manufacturer so the products we fit change depending on how great the technology is and what our patient needs. Minneapolis is the home of many hearing aid manufacturer headquarters like Unitron, Resound, Starkey and Starkey branding, Hansaton and others. It is great to be in the back yard of so many manufacturers that offer quality service. We also have access to company reps of manufacturers of hearing aids in Wayzata who frequently provide great service teaching us about their products. Such company reps include Siemens, Phonak and Widex. We favor certain brands on occasion, but only because it is a great sounding and performing device. Come hear what we have to say about any one of them today!

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