If you’re one of the 15 million Americans suffering with some form of hearing loss, and you’ve been told the words “you need hearing aids”, then more than likely you’ve flinched a little at the price tag that comes with the top of the range ones. And sure, for most people, they’re not Walmart prices. But let us tell you this – there are two huge reasons why some hearing aids are more expensive than others, and once you know them, you’ll not only see why, you’ll be ensuring that you invest that little extra to get the right one. Reason #1 – Technology  A LOT of research, time, and money has been spent on the quality and function of hearing aids to make them extremely powerful, life-enhancing little machines. Long gone are the days of those cumbersome, conspicuous bricks – today, they’re small, discreet, and a lot more attractive. They can now resist water and dust, wirelessly stream sound from your cell phone, loop into the feedback systems of major public buildings, and so much more. Basically, the advanced technology now means the wearer can, in many cases, have a much better sound quality than before they even had a problem! #2 Custom fit to your needs Your hearing problem is as unique to you as you are to the world, which means, standard, off-the-shelf hearings aid models might not actually target the areas you need them to. True, custom-made hearing aids are an investment, however they will provide you with a whole wealth of benefits that are completely unique to your requirements, plus:
    • They’re much more comfortable to wear
    • They’re really clever with features such as:
    • Telecoil
    • Bluetooth
    • Directional microphone
    • Feedback suppression
    • Digital noise reduction
    • Automatic and manual volume control
    • Wireless connectivity between devices
    • Direct audio input
    • Low battery indicators
    • Data logging
    • They’re designed to last a really long time
#3 Expert help of an Audiologist Would you feel safer buying a car knowing you had direct contact to the manufacturer if anything ever went wrong, opposed to not having that back up? Sure you would. It’s the same for premium hearing aids. When you invest in the model, you’re also investing in the peace of mind of having a doctor on hand to help you should you experience any issues with it. Not only that, but you’ll benefit from your doctor’s time with numerous follow up appointments that focus entirely on you. In fact, you’re not investing in hearing aids, your investing in your hearing health with a trusted partner that will provide you with leading care. So, if you’re consider what’s best for your hearing health, then book your hearing evaluation today. We’ll take the time to talk with you about all your options and give you in-store demonstrations of the hearing aids and which one would be most suited to you. To hear well is to live life to the full. Ensure you invest in the health of your future.

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Dr. Kalyn Bradford Au.D.

Dr. Kalyn Bradford is the director of hearing aid services here at Physician's Hearing Care. She completed her externship with Physician's Hearing Care in 2013 and subsequently joined the practice in 2014 after graduating with her doctoral degree in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. She joined PHC as a clinical audiologist, where she performed comprehensive audiological exams and specialized in helping patients to hear better using the latest hearing aid technology available. She has carried that experience into her current role as director of hearing aid services, where she does an excellent job managing the audiologists to ensure that all patients are treated with the best hearing care possible.