If the hearing evaluation determines that you need help with your hearing, one of the possible treatments would be hearing aid placement. The hearing aid evaluation determines which devices would work best for you. The information from your hearing evaluation, together with your personal preferences and wishes, will determine what devices we will recommend. You will be shown various models of hearing devices and can try them on.
After a device has been selected, your hearing test results will be used to program the device to provide the sounds you are missing. You will be shown how to insert and remove the device, how to change the battery, and how to maintain the instrument.
Our office provides a free at-home trial period for two weeks with any device you select. When you return after two weeks, we will help you determine if this is the best hearing instrument for your needs.
We believe it is important to stay ahead of the latest trends and technology in the hearing industry so we can continue to provide our patients with the expert care they deserve. We recently attended a two-day training event with EarQ and Oticon in Denver, Colorado, where we learned about new ways we can offer you the best possible hearing healthcare experience.
We were also one of the first in our area to be trained on the newest Oticon technology, including the Opn S. The Opn S is different because it is the first device to deliver speech understanding on par with normal hearing. This means you can take a more active part in difficult listening situations and understand more with less effort.
Try the Opn S for yourself. Make an appointment today!
Introducing The World's Most Powerful Hearing Aids
Oticon has some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids on the market today. Along with BrainHearing technology and Own Voice Processing, Oticon has recently released three new hearing aids to provide you with a seamless listening experience.
The Oticon Xceed and the Xceed Play are the most powerful hearing aids for adults and children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. They both offer 360° access to speech without the interference of background noise. This allows for a better listening experience as well as improved learning for children. The Xceed and Xceed Play feature groundbreaking technology that reduces feedback, such as static or whistling, so you can hear clearer and with better attention. Adults and children can control these devices straight from their smartphones through an app, creating more control and improved usability. The Xceed for adults comes in a variety of colors to match your skin tone or hair color while the Xceed Play includes bright, fun colors in addition to the neutral tones for younger users.
Oticon CROS hearing aids offer a revolutionary 360° sound experience for those with single-sided deafness. CROS hearing aids include a transmitter with a microphone that wirelessly picks up sound and sends it from your poorer ear to your better ear with a hearing aid. This allows you to easily engage in conversations in different environments. Oticon CROS hearing aids feature OpenSoundNavigator and TwinLink dual-streaming technology so you can hear from all directions. This gives you the freedom to do what you love while enjoying a more natural listening experience.
We will service any model of hearing aid, but recommend the following manufacturers:
Learn more about today's technology via the videos below:The Oticon OpnTM Oticon OpnTM User Feedback Starkey Halo 2 Highlights
Sometimes, custom solutions are needed to either enhance a hearing device, or to provide a different option for your hearing needs. We offer these at Central KY Hearing Care, Inc.
We provide earmolds to use with standard behind-the-ear hearing aids. An impression will be made of your ear using silicon and this is sent to the manufacturer to make a custom earmold.
We also provide replacement of earmold tubing. This tubing should be changed every six to twelve months to prevent tubing hardening. Waiting too long to replace the tubing can result in the tubing splitting and breaking, leaving you without your hearing aid until it can be replaced.
Significant permanent damage to your hearing can result from exposure to loud sounds. Earplugs are often used by those who work in loud environments or who have hobbies that involve exposure to loud noise, such as hunting and playing in a band.
We can provide custom earplugs that meet your needs for protection of your hearing. An earmold impression uses silicon to make earplugs that fit comfortably.
We can use the same method to make earplugs to use when swimming if you have persistent swimmer's ear or have Pressure Equalization (PE) tubes placed in your eardrums.
Ask us about the EarQ Secure 4-Year Warranty during your visit; it's the longest hearing aid protection plan in the hearing healthcare field, and only available to EarQ providers. We carry this on select devices in our office.