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At Higgins Hearing & Audiology in Traverse City, we’re committed to helping you regain the full joy of hearing. Our experienced and friendly audiologists specialize in comprehensive hearing testing and personalized hearing aid solutions. We believe that everyone deserves to experience life’s beautiful sounds, and we’re here to ensure you do too.
Is it Time for Hearing Aids?
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Hearing loss can affect people of all ages. Some children are born with hearing loss and some develop it early in life. You don’t have to be older to have hearing loss. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.
Do others complain the TV is too loud?
Do you notice any ringing or buzzing sounds in either ear?
Do you avoid going out because you'll struggle to hear?
Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
Do you have more trouble hearing women than men?
Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?
Find the Right Hearing Aid for You
We are here for one purpose: to serve our patients. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible hearing care we can, based on your individual needs. You might need hearing aids but maybe you aren’t too sure about the selection process, we can help. Your listening needs, physical abilities and budget concerns are factors we will consider when choosing hearing aids.
Hearing Aids We Carry
Advances in Technology
Many of the devices we use every day can be powered by one or two types of batteries, rechargeable batteries or disposable batteries. Hearing aids are no different. Rechargeable hearing aids are becoming more popular every year. And as their popularity has increased the number of models that offer rechargeable batteries has increased.
Bluetooth technology is the most recent advance in hearing aids. It is a way to send digital information wirelessly over short distances. Bluetooth technology works to allow two hearing aids to wirelessly communicate with each other and also allows the user to connect to devices in their home and car, like a DVD player, computer, GPS, and cell phone.
FOllow Up & Care
Caring for Your New Hearing Aid
Proper maintenance and care will extend the life of your hearing aid. Make it a habit to:
- Keep hearing aids away from heat and moisture.
- Clean hearing aids as instructed. Earwax and ear drainage can damage a hearing aid.
- Avoid using hairspray or other hair care products while wearing hearing aids.
- Turn off hearing aids when they are not in use.
- Replace dead batteries immediately.
- Keep replacement batteries and small aids away from children and pets.