Audio Help Hearing Centers
Hearing loss is very personal. That’s why when you are in the market for a hearing aid, it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Take time, explore your options, and consider these 5 tips when deciding on a hearing aid.
1.Get a checkup.
When you visit an audiologist, they examine you to rule out simple causes of hearing loss, such as earwax or an infection. Once the basic factors are eliminated, they will assess your hearing and tell you what type of hearing loss you have. This will help you find an appropriate hearing aid.
2.Ask about a trial period.
It may take you a while to get used to the device and decide if it's right for you. It’s ok to ask to "test drive" the hearing aids recommended for you.
Sure, using Q-tips feels great; until someone bumps your arm and you spend the next few hours -and several hundred dollars getting the white, fuzzy danger-stick professionally removed from inside of your eardrum. The pain and risks of using a cotton swab greatly outweigh the benefits, but if you have ever used a Q-tip, you know how wonderful it feels.
This delightful sensation is caused by stimulating the large amount of nerves found in, and around your ear. When the nerves are activated by, say, a soft cotton swab, it feels great. Overstimulate them with a jab to the ear drum and watch out.
What inspires you?
For Lydia, a first year graduate student in the CUNY doctorate in audiology program, it was her father’s journey with hearing loss that influenced her career path.
In 2004, Lydia’s father Damon was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis II (NF II), after physicians discovered tumors throughout his body – the largest being a grapefruit-sized mass on his spine.
After removing the tumor on his spine, an MRI revealed two tumors growing on his right and left auditory nerves. Damon opted for laser surgery in both ears to remove the tumors, leaving him with 15-20% hearing in his left ear and approximately 80% in his right ear. He has since been fitted with behind-the-ear hearing aids, which have benefitted him greatly.
Damon says, “It would be a real struggle at work if I didn’t have hearing aids. Luckily, I am able to adjust the volume throughout the day, and I work on the phone often so I can use my right ear.”
He’s found that large social gatherings present the biggest hearing challenges. He often has to lip-read in order to follow conversations in noisy environments, a common problem for people with hearing loss.
Lydia’s commitment to hearing health led her to participate in and raise funds for the New York City Walk4Hearing in September 2013. She says she, “enjoyed seeing people of all ages come together to support those in the New York City community with hearing loss.”
Inspired by the team of physicians and audiologists who provided her father with such excellent care, Lydia is eager to finish her education and share her passion for helping people like her father.
As technology continues to evolve, the FCC has implemented new rules governing hearing aid compatibility (HAC) for digital wireless phones so that everyone benefits from the advances in the hearing aid and cell phone industries.
These developments are designed to make communication more effective by reducing background noise, allowing you to hear the sounds you want to hear.
Leading the way, Apple has recently upgraded its operating system and has collaborated with hearing aid manufacturers ReSound, Oticon and Starkey to create iPhone compatible phones.
Some of the new features included with the Made for iPhone programs (MFi):
• Seamless connectivity between your mobile device and hearing aids.
• The ability to control your hearing aids’ settings through your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, providing you with more discreet and easier “hands-free” conversations.
You have a new way to experience phone calls, FaceTime conversations, music, and movies – all with the tap of a finger.
Are you looking for the latest technology in hearing health care in Manhattan and the surrounding neighborhoods in New York City? Call us today to schedule an appointment: 888/832-9936888/832-9936.
We're excited to announce that our Audio Help Hearing Center in Scarsdale is moving and expanding to better serve the hearing needs of the residents of Westchester County and the surrounding communities.
Led by experienced Doctors of Audiology, including Dr. Ed Bravo, Dr. James Rubas and Dr. Renee Angelo, we specialize in providing comprehensive, individualized hearing health care in a friendly, patient-focused atmosphere.
At Audio Help, our services include hearing screenings and evaluations, and aural rehabilitation. We also carry the latest advancements in hearing aid technology, including the new invisible hearing devices. All hearing aids come with a 45 day money back guarantee and the Complete Hearing Health Care Program, which provides you with routine cleanings and check-ups, maintenance, adjustments, ongoing consultation and more.
Our new spacious Scarsdale office is handicap accessible and offers two fully equipped hearing testing units.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am – 5 pm, with weekend appointments available upon request. We accept all major credit cards and offer interest free financing.
For the best, individualized hearing health care in Westchester County, call on Audio Help!
At Audio Help, we wish to say "thank you" to New York for allowing us to serve your hearing healthcare needs for the past 15 years!
In honor of our 15-year anniversary, we have some exciting limited-time specials to offer including:
- Free Hearing Consultation
- Free Otoscopic Evaluation
- Free Hearing Screening
- Free Technology Demonstration
Why choose us? Our experienced and caring staff provides great service, the most advanced technology in the industry, and a proven 15-year track record serving the residents of New York City and the surrounding areas.
We're also offering these fantastic savings opportunities:
- Hearing devices start at $750/each
- Save up to $1500 on any set of premier hearing aids
- Lifetime hearing aid checks
- Lifetime supply of batteries
Allow us to help you on the path to better hearing. Call us today at (888) 471-0544 to schedule your free hearing screening.
Audio Help Hearing Centers...Helping New York hear better, one sound at a time!
Hearing loss doesn’t just affect your personal life. It can also impact your job performance and prevent you from reaching your employment goals and ideal earning potential.
Some the major problems of untreated hearing loss in the workplace are:
- Inability to hear coworkers and supervisors.
- Inability to hear phone conversations and communicate effectively.
- Missing crucial information during meetings and presentations.
Not only can untreated hearing loss make your job more difficult, it may potentially prevent you even from getting the job you want or keeping the job you have.
Hearing loss can affect more than just your hearing.
A 2010 study conducted by the Better Hearing Institute showed that there is a strong correlation between those suffering from hearing loss and a tendency to have or develop chronic diseases, including:
- Heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
Don’t ignore hearing loss; it can only get worse the longer you wait. Schedule an appointment today to see if you qualify for hearing loss treatment.
Hearing loss hurts your relationships, making it harder to enjoy social activities and conversation. But it could be taking even more from you.
Research has shown that hearing loss, if left untreated, can cost an individual up to $12,000 a year. And, as time goes on, the cost increases as the individual loses out on raises, opportunities and promotions because of their condition.
It’s time take back your hearing and protect your wallet by scheduling a hearing evaluation today.