Hearing aids do so much more than help you hear. They connect you to the people and things you love: dinner with friends, music, theater, holidays with family, golf and the list goes on. Find out all there is to know about hearing aids:
Hearing with both ears offers many advantages, such as increased ability to locate sound sources, hearing nuances and less listening strain. The Better Hearing Institute also cites the following reasons:
Whether two aids are right for you depends on your hearing loss and individual needs, including the type and severity of hearing loss in each ear. You should discuss your communication needs with your hearing healthcare provider to determine if you are a candidate for binaural hearing aids.
Hearing aids vary in cost, depending on your level of loss, the style of hearing aid and the level of technology. We recommend getting your hearing tested by a hearing care professional and then discussing with them the best options for you.
We also want to make it clear that our hearing aid solutions are all-inclusive. This means that when you purchase a set of hearing aids with us, you also receive complimentary lifetime service, including annual hearing tests, clean and checks, fittings and much more. We're there for you every step of the way!
First of all, wearing a hearing aid is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of! You should be proud that you're taking steps toward better hearing.
However, if you're looking for a more discreet option, any of our custom hearing options would be just what you're looking for. We would specifically recommend our Miracle-EarMINI™, which is nearly invisible and our most discreet hearing aid.
Success with hearing aids depends on several factors. Individual experiences will vary depending on the severity of the hearing loss, the accuracy of the evaluation, proper fit and the ability to adapt to amplification. Hearings aids do not restore natural hearing, but the assistance they provide may help their wearers live their lives to the fullest.
Today’s hearing aids provide better sound quality than ever. Losses that were difficult to fit years ago are now possible due to advancements in hearing aid technology.
Hearing loss can happen to anyone. Today, more than 48 million Americans have a hearing impairment to some degree. Learn more about how you can prevent different kinds of hearing problems, their causes, and about treatment options like hearing aids.
Some types of hearing loss can be inherited. But not all inherited forms of hearing loss take place at birth. Some can appear later in life.
People often lose their hearing for high pitch sounds first while maintaining good hearing for low pitch sounds. The high pitch sounds are what provide the clarity for speech and the low pitch sounds provide the volume.
This can cause issues understanding certain consonants sounds like “s”, “sh”, “f” and “th”. So, you may hear some say the word “fin” but they said “thin”. If you notice these types of misunderstandings, it's time to have your hearing evaluated.
Miracle-Ear is with you every step of the way. For more than 75 years, we've made it our mission to help people live their best lives with those they love through better hearing. You’ll be treated with the same high level of care and respect at any one of our 1,500 locations.
We hear this all the time. Miracle-Ear helps over 100,000 people each year! Amazing advances have been made in hearing aids, which have resulted in more success stories than ever before.
The best advice is to come in for your FREE hearing test. That’s the only reliable way to learn if a Miracle-Ear hearing aid could help you. If we find a hearing loss that we believe we can help, we’ll offer you a FREE in-store demonstration so you can hear the difference for yourself!
Hearing care professionals specialize in hearing aid fitting and technology. In most every state, they are licensed to both test hearing and to fit hearing instruments to address hearing loss. Audiologists have master’s degrees or higher in audiology.
They perform non-medical evaluations of hearing losses, including advanced testing for purposes beyond fitting hearing aids. They also develop non-medical hearing rehabilitation programs. For example, they often create rehabilitation programs for children whose hearing impairment might otherwise cause problems in language development.
Many audiologists also dispense hearing aids. When a medical problem is suspected, both hearing aid dispensers and audiologists refer their clients to physicians for diagnosis.
It’s only natural to be apprehensive about wearing a hearing aid. That’s why we’re glad you’re choosing Miracle-Ear. Our hearing care professionals are trained to properly fit your new hearing aids. In no time at all, most customers tell us their hearing aid becomes second nature.
At Miracle-Ear, you also have the reassurance of a comprehensive after-care plan that includes fitting adjustments.
Many customers tell us how much they appreciate learning about the latest advances from Miracle-Ear. And, yes, there are more choices than ever before – multiple solution levels, hearing aid styles and options.
At Miracle-Ear, we’re equipped with the very best tools, processes and counseling skills to recommend the hearing aid that makes the most sense for you! We also recommend taking a look at our Hearing Health Glossary, which explains a lot of the hearing aid technology terms.
Hearing starts with our ears. Although we can’t see most of the ears, there are many parts that work together to help us process the sounds we hear. Find answers to commonly asked questions about the anatomy of the ear below:
Pinna is the medical term for the parts of the outer ear that are visible.
If you’ve decided that a hearing aid is the right choice to aid in your hearing journey, the experts at Miracle-Ear are here to help. Explore our range of modern hearing devices, learn about our ever-expanding technology, and find the hearing aid that will help you reconnect with the things and people you love.