SLUCare Hearing Aid Center audiologists work to match patients to the treatments and technologies that help them hear their best while promoting their lifestyle.
We treat hearing loss and related auditory problems of people of all ages. Our audiologists work closely with other specialists to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for patients with any hearing loss or communication impairment.
We offer full-service ear and hearing care, ranging from advanced diagnostic testing to hearing aids. Because we’re an academic medical practice, we don’t promote one brand over another. We provide the brand best for your hearing needs.
We offer most major hearing aid brands at various technology levels and styles. Our goal is to offer the best in ear and hearing care so you can maintain your ability to communicate and improve your overall quality of life.
You have options, and we will help you make the best choice for you. Also know, whatever technology you choose, and we dispense, we will adjust your device over your lifetime to meet your changing needs. We will provide expert hearing care that cannot be found at a hearing aid retailer.
Do you have hearing loss? Maybe you've started to think you do, or people close to you have said you might — you should find out, beginning with a hearing test. It’s the first step to comfortable and accurate hearing. Testing is a painless and quick process with our audiologists ready to guide you.
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears, affecting up to 20 percent of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as an ear injury, age-related hearing loss or a circulatory system disorder. Beginning with a consult and hearing test, we can determine the right course of action to reduce or eliminate the symptoms. Symptoms may be related to other health problems, which we can help identify and design a remedy for your particular needs.
Over the course of your lifetime, your hearing needs will change, which is why we are committed to servicing and adjusting your devices for life as those changes occur.
While musicians commonly utilize custom hearing protection, they are not alone in the need to prevent hearing loss. If you work under noisy conditions, hunt or use firearms, you may also benefit from custom-fitted hearing protection. Molded precisely to your outer ear, these devices can preserve your current level of hearing.
Hearing aids are available in several different sizes and styles, thanks to advancements in digital technology and component miniaturization. Many of today’s hearing aids are sleek, compact and innovative — offering a wide range of solutions for hearing aid wearers.
In The Ear
The “largest” of the in the ear products, the ITE offers greater options for power to fit more severe hearing losses; space to accommodate a variety of options, larger battery size; and ease of manipulation. ITEs can also connect directly to cell phones and be compatible with remote controls and other wireless features.
In the Canal
ITC hearing aids sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, providing for a more discreet fit. ITC hearing aids can house many of the features of a full shell ITE, but are designed for less severe hearing losses. ITCs can also still connect directly to smartphones and can be compatible with remote controls or other wireless features.
Completely in Canal
CICs are more discreet as they are almost completely hidden, yet still large enough to house advanced features. Many CICs can also connect directly to smartphones and can be compatible with remote controls or other wireless features.
Invisible in the Canal
IICs are completely invisible when your ear anatomy allows for it — wide enough, tall enough and angled just right. Due to the small size, IICs can be limited in power and additional features, though some do allow for wireless capabilities.
Behind the Ear
Behind the ear hearing aids sit behind or on top of the outer ear with the sound directed by a tube or wire into the ear canal. The devices are manufactured in a variety of colors to accommodate skin or hair color. BTE hearing aids also come in a variety of sizes with the actual style to be determined by you and our audiologists based on features, power levels, control options and battery sizes.
Receiver In Canal
This style of device is popular due to its inconspicuous nature and comfort. Sound travels into the ear canal through a thin tube or via a wire — with the receiver placed directly in the ear canal. Mini BTEs can also connect directly to cell phones and can be compatible with remote controls and other wireless features.
The SLUCare Hearing Aid Center doesn't carry one single brand of hearing aid. As an academic practice, we're in the unique position to offer you a selection of most major brands. The benefit to you is a hearing aid selection based on your unique hearing loss and the lifestyle you're seeking to maintain. Pricing in your range is another added benefit of carrying more than one brand of hearing aid.
The major brands that we carry include:
Click the logos above to see the styles and technology offered by the different brands.
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