Hearing Aids & Hearing Tests in Omaha, NE
14505 California St.
Omaha, NE 68154
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A variety of hearing aids to fit your needs
Hearing loss can disrupt your daily life and routine, including driving, work activities, and social outings. Thankfully there is a wide variety of hearing aid styles and brands in the marketplace that can assist you and your level of hearing loss. Meeting with a certified hearing care expert (audiologist or hearing aid dispenser) includes carrying out a series of tests and collect in-depth info about your lifestyle, budget, and level of hearing loss. The process we take with you helps our professionals identify the best solution for your specific requirements. There are numerous brands and manufacturers of hearing aids to select from – and while many have comparable offerings, some are notable in their specific, distinct advantages to the user.
Signia hearing aids make use of smart hearing technology and are highly adaptable and connectable to devices. These unique models are able to detect different hearing situations, along with easily adjusting and synchronizing to your individual preferences, and provide an ideal hearing experience in a variety of situations.
Signia is the latest brand from Sivantos, the company that purchased the hearing aid division from Siemens. Their first and latest offering is the Primax, which has proven in clinical trials to reduce listening effort for it’s wearers, leaving more mental energy for other tasks.
Using a variety of smart technologies, GN ReSound specializes in digital, wireless-enabled hearing devices that easily connect to apps and stream phone calls, music, and more from the wearer’s iPhone or iPad. In fact, ReSound launched the world’s first “made for iPhone” hearing aid in 2014, the ReSound LiNX.
Users of the updated LiNX2 are able to personalize their hearing experience directly through the ReSound Smart™ App. The technologies at use in these hearing aids are designed to provide wearers with an intuitive, natural and connected hearing experience.
Comfortable and discreet, Phonak’s hearing aids have been designed to let you enjoy the world around you with ease. The Lyric model, for example, can be worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for months at a time.
Phonak hearing aids in general are focused on enhanced speech understanding, invisibility, adaptability, and more music enjoyment. Their latest hearing aids, the Audeo, Naida and Audeo B-R have something to offer a wide variety of lifestyles and hearing losses.
Providing a wide variety of personalized options, Oticon hearing aids are a great and flexible choice for anyone of any age. Their most recent line is the Oticon OPN, based on their new wireless Velox platform.
Oticon hearing aids focus on natural sound quality and providing the hearing aid user with the maximum amount of auditory information. This approach allows the wearer’s brain to sort through the information in the way it was intended.
As the only remaining major American-owned manufacturer of hearing aids, Starkey offers a huge variety of models, from small, discreet hearing amplifiers for those with minimal hearing loss, to in-the-ear or behind-the-ear models for those in need of more advanced amplification. They released one of the first “made-for-iPhone” hearing aids, the Halo in 2014.
The Halo has since been updated to Halo 2 and joins the Starkey Muse to complete their current lineup of hearing instruments.
Widex hearing aids allow you to experience a wide range of different sounds, from the very loud to the very quiet, so you can hear in the most natural way possible. Unwanted background noises are filtered out, while still allowing for soft pleasant sounds, such as rainfall or a soft breeze. They can be customized to your exact hearing loss and are designed to be comfortable so that you can enjoy supreme hearing in any environment. With excellent wind noise reduction capabilities, this brand is ideal for active people who love to spend time in the outdoors. Their new platform, is called UNIQUE and has an impressive set of features.
Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing aids worn in the ear are normally custom-fit, based on a recent cast or impression of the wearer’s ear. They’re available in many different skin tones to help match the outer ear. There is also a variety of different styles and sizes – each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sounds down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal. BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other stylish designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs. Around 80% of hearing aids fit in the United States are in the behind-the-ear category (standard BTE, RIC, slim-tube or Power BTE).
Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and have ultra-thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate high frequency losses.
Receiver in the ear
RITE models, are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main body of the instrument. RITE instruments fit mild to severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.
BTE with earmold
BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features such as a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.
The smallest custom style, IIC instruments sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC are specifically designed for mild to moderate hearing loss.
The smallest custom style, CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal as they’re nearly invisible when worn.
ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, host additional features such as directional microphones, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.