When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.
The goal of a well-designed hearing aid is to maximize speech understanding and sound quality. Digital hearing aids have the ability to distinguish the difference between speech and noise. This means that when you are wearing a digital hearing aid and speaking with someone in a social environment, the voice of the person you are talking to will be amplified and the noise will not. This gives you a greater ability to hear speech in social settings.
Vista is proud to provide the very best and latest in hearing aid technology. Through hearing aid channels and bands we have the ability to adjust each hearing aid to the specific frequencies where you need amplification the most. The number of hearing aid channels and bands needed in a digital hearing aid is determined by the individual hearing test and our Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist.
CIC – Completely in canal
ITC – In the canal
ITE – In the ear
BTE – Behind the ear – regular size ear mold, nomal size tube
OTE Open Fit – Slim design with thin clear tube and non occluding ear bud
HS – Half shell
FS – Full shell
Colors Available, dependent upon style:
Hearing Aid Care & Maintenance:
Research indicates that the typical hearing aids are replaced every 3 to 5 years. Audiologist say this is due to the rapid advancement in technology, shapes and styles. At Vista we provide routine cleanings, adjustments and maintenance for the life of the hearing aid to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits from your hearing aids for as long as possible.
There are 3 primary environmental factors that greatly affect the performance of a hearing aid:
Moisture – humidity, perspiration and water
Mechanical shock – being dropped, thrown or stepped on
How to lengthen the life of your hearing aids:
Wax removal from the ear
Daily cleaning of the hearing aid
Drying system is recommended for daily drying
Visit your Hearing Instrument Specialist for routine hearing aid cleaning and maintenance