We carry a variety of hearing solutions to help individuals of all ages.
Hearing Aid Brands
We will service, adjust, or repair any hearing aid, even if it isn’t listed as one of the brands we dispense in our office. We work closely with each patient to determine what the best style and options are to meet their needs; below are a few of the brands that we utilize at Love to Hear Again Audiology:
Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing aids range in size and shape from extremely tiny custom pieces that fit completely in your ear canal, to cosmetic styles that fit just behind your ear.
Amplifiers vs. Hearing Devices vs. Smart Hearing Devices
Analog amplifiers make all sounds louder. Hearing aids are digital and programmable with fine tuning prescriptions to enhance the sounds you want to hear, as well as reduce noise and whistling/feedback. Smart hearing aids are the most versatile, tunable, and include automatic speech focus, advanced noise and wind reduction. They also include smart phone apps that allow you to control your listening experience, as well as wireless streaming of calls and TV audio.
Your best hearing will come from the proper selection of a hearing aid that is expertly adjusted by an audiologist to suit your individual needs.
Hearing Aids for Unilateral Hearing Loss
Unilateral hearing loss is when you experience a loss of hearing in one ear. For this type of hearing loss, we carry CROS hearing aids, which are specifically designed to help those with single sided hearing loss. CROS hearing aids work by replicating the experience of standard binaural hearing, making it easier to understand in noisy environments. With CROS hearing aids, you will wear a hearing aid in both ears and sounds will be directed from your poorer ear to your better ear, helping you hear a full range of sounds.
At Love to Hear Again Audiology, we can test your hearing and help you decide if a CROS hearing aid will be best for your hearing needs.
Choosing the Right Hearing Aids
Because there are so many options of hearing aids available, we understand it can seem overwhelming to know which hearing aid will be best for your needs. Our audiologists understand the many different levels of hearing aid technology and the different styles available. They will help you find a hearing aid that meets all of your hearing needs, so you can live an improved quality of life.
During your hearing evaluation, we will go over some options of hearing aids that we believe will best help you. When recommending hearing aids, we look at a few factors:
• Degree of hearing loss
• Lifestyle (how active you are)
• Physical needs
• Hearing needs
Using these factors, we will determine what type and style of hearing aid will best help you hear better.
Binaural vs Monaural
When recommending a hearing aid for each ear (binaural), patients often ask why they need two hearing aids instead of one. Many people with hearing loss experience a loss in both ears, that means both ears would benefit from a hearing aid, and patients generally do much better wearing two hearing aids rather than one.
One of the main reasons we recommend two hearing aids versus one is because two hearing aids allow you to localize sound (understand where sound came from), which is only possible with two ears. You need both your ears in order to hear well. People generally cannot hear well using only one ear. Also, if you have hearing loss in both ears, but only wear one hearing aid, the ear without a hearing aid will progressively worsen and eventually won’t be able to understand speech anymore. Two hearing aids are beneficial to your overall well-being and are crucial for better hearing.
Hearing Aid Maintenance Tips
If your hearing aid isn’t working, try these steps until it starts back up:
- Change the battery (or place in charger for 3-6 hours).
- Use a cleaning tool to dispel any debris from the speaker portion.
- Change the wax guard/filter (usually a white piece in the end where the sound comes out).
- Call our office for an appointment – it might be fixable in the office or need to be sent into manufacturer for service and repair.
EarQ 4-Year Warranty
We are proud to be your exclusive local EarQ provider. We offer the EarQ 4-Year Warranty on any premium level EarQ device for 4 full years. This includes 4 years of service, repairs, cleanings, office visits, and adjustments at no additional cost to you.
Learn more about EarQ hearing aids.
Love to Hear Again Audiology is located just off of William D. Tate, on the corner of S. Ball St. (behind Andy’s Frozen Custard).
1125 S. Ball St. STE 105
Grapevine, TX 76051
By Appointment ONLY:
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Walk-in Service Hour 12:00PM-1:00PM