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Hearing Loss Facts & Resources

Hearing loss is more common than most people believe, especially as we get older. In fact, according to the NIH (National Institute of Aging), approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss with those affected reaching 50% in people 75 years or older. This common issue can develop from a long range of causes.

Most people realize their hearing loss first around the home. Therefore, they have become the most common signs of hearing loss. For instance, many patients will have trouble hearing the telephone, tv, or others speaking while in close proximity.
The causes of hearing loss range from aging to bacterial infections, fluid backup, certain medications, or exposure to loud noise. The differ in rarity but patients can find hearing solutions with us no matter their case.

Remember, hearing loss is more noticeable than a hearing aid!
Make your appointment today at Hearing Solutions LLC in Albany, NY to hear what you’ve been missing!

Experience More When You Hear More

Communication is critical in life. Our jobs, relationships and social interactions are all more rewarding when we can confidently communicate. Yet nearly 1 in 5 American adults struggle with hearing loss — a figure that climbs to 1 in 3 for people over 65.*

The good news is, with today’s modern advancements in hearing aid technology, there is no reason to “just put up” with hearing loss anymore.

There are three primary types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed hearing loss. All three affect different components of the ear, and they can have varied root causes. Determining what type of hearing damage you are experiencing is one of the first steps in finding an appropriate hearing aid.

  1. Conductive Hearing Loss – Occurs when sound is obstructed from traveling properly through the outer or middle ear.
  2. Sensorineural Hearing Loss – Occurs when permanent damage is done to either the inner ear or the hearing related nerves.
  3. Mixed Hearing Loss – This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, where there is damage to the outer, middle, inner ear or hearing nerve.

 

*Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

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Hearing Aids in Latham, NY

 

Is difficulty with your hearing getting in the way of leading a normal life? Getting a hearing aid is nothing to be ashamed of, and when you do get one, we can virtually guarantee that you will wish you had gotten one sooner. People of all ages need hearing aids, whether it’s because of age or they were born hard-of-hearing.

Hearing aids provide a great hearing solution for people who want to be more independent and want to enjoy the sounds of everyday life.

 

Get educated about our hearing solutions.

 

One of the biggest notions against hearing aids is that they are “noticeable”. The question is are they more noticeable than having to ask others to repeat themselves over and over? Hearing aids will make your daily life much easier and you can find the best and latest brands right here at Hearing Solutions.

Hearing aids amplify the sounds going into the ear. They are mostly prescribed to people who suffer from “sensorineural,” which means the tiny hair cells on the inner ear are damaged. The remaining cells pick up the sound delivery by the hearing aid.

Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aids come in many common styles, though not every hearing aid is right for every individual. Factors such as the wearer’s level of hearing loss, size of ear canal, even dexterity issues impact which style your hearing care professional ultimately recommends.

Behind the Ear Hearing Aid

Behind The Ear

Behind The Ear

The world’s most common style. Available in regular, mini or Power.

 

Receiver in Canal

Receiver in Canal

Small, discreet, and quick to fit. Perfect for many first-time wearers.

 

Receiver in Canal
In Ear Hearing Aid

In The Ear

In The Ear

Custom earmold that fits within the outer portion of the ear.

 

Completely in the Canal Hearing Aid

Completely In The Canal

Completely In The Canal

Custom earmold that fits within the outer portion of the ear.

 

In The Canal

In The Canal

Rests in the second bend of the ear canal, where virtually no one can see them.

 

In Canal Hearing Aid
Invisible in the canal Hearing Aid

Invisible In The Canal

Invisible In The Canal

Only the head of a tiny plastic line shows outside the canal.

 

Types of Hearing Loss

There are three primary types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed hearing loss. All three affect different components of the ear, and they can have varied root causes. Determining what type of hearing damage you are experiencing is one of the first steps in finding an appropriate hearing aid.

Conductive Hearing Loss

Occurs when sound is obstructed from traveling properly through the outer or middle ear.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Occurs when permanent damage is done to either the inner ear or the hearing-related nerves.

Mixed Hearing Loss

This is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, where there is damage to the outer, middle, inner ear, or hearing nerve.

FDA Regulations

1. Two hearing aids can allow better reception of quiet sounds and soft-spoken words. With many patients, the inability to hear soft-spoken or environmental sounds is one of their major complaints. To approximate the performance of two aids, a single aid may have to be worn with the volume at a higher level that it would be when two aids are worn. The higher volume setting puts the patient closer to the point beyond which an increase in sound level becomes uncomfortable or painful. The addition of the second aid can have the effect of increasing the range of sound pressure that the patient can comfortably hear.

2. Two hearing aids can help the patient better understand speech in the presence of unwanted noise. Both hearing aids will give the user better word discrimination.

3. Reception of sound from both sides of the head is possible with two hearing aids. The addition of a second hearing aid reduces the need of rotating the head around to face the speaker, making communication easier and more comfortable.

4. The ability to locate the source of sound is improved with two hearing aids. The ability to localize the origin of a sound allows a person to react more appropriately to his environment.

5. Two hearing aids are not recommended for all patients evaluated. When the recommendation is made, it is because the hearing health provider feels that the communicative abilities of the patient will be significantly improved by wearing two hearing aids instead of one.
Remember, hearing loss is more noticeable than a hearing aid!

Brands

Signa AX Hearing Aid

SIGNA (SIEMANS)

Signa (Siemens) AX

Signia AX changes the way you hear the world. It uses our revolutionary Augmented Focus™ technology to split the sound of speech from surrounding sounds, process them separately and create a clear contrast. It then recombines them to give you outstanding speech clarity in a fully immersive environment. No more straining to discern speech from background noise.*

* Text and Image Source: Signa Hearing Aids USA

Starkey

Evolv AI

Evolv AI hearing aids boast our most exceptional Starkey Sound yet. With up to 55 million personalized adjustments every hour, Evolv AI is expertly designed to automatically deliver realistic and genuine sound quality in every listening environment so you can hear and enjoy life.

* Text and Image Source: Starkey

Starkey Evolv
Phonak Audeo

PHONAK 

Phonak Audéo™ Paradise

The hearing aid that delivers unrivaled sound quality and empowering smart apps.*

* Text and Image Source: Phonak

The Hearing Solutions Difference

Gerald J. Vien Jr., Hearing Instrument Specialist.Family Owned and Operated for over 40 Years!

A leader in the hearing aid industry. Hearing Solutions LLC is a family-owned and operated business that can offer you old-fashioned service along with today’s finest technology in hearing aids and more. We have a combined total of 45 years of experience testing and fitting hearing aids.

The best value for your money. At Hearing Solutions LLC, we provide the consumer with only the most reliable technology in hearing aids in the world. Our goal is to customize each fitting to the individual’s needs and budget.

Outstanding service. The most important objective of our business is customer service. We are dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and use the most advanced equipment in the industry to offer this service.

Reliable and reputable. Hearing Solutions LLC has a reputation like no other. We are highly recommended by our customers. We have very reliable office hours and offer evening and weekend appointments, and we also have home services available.

Guaranteed. Every hearing aid purchased at Hearing Solutions LLC has a standard one-year full warranty from the manufacturer. The customer may exchange any hearing aid within 90 days if not satisfied.

Hearing aid repair. When you need your hearing aid repaired, rely on our experts to save you money and fix your old device. Call us today for hearing aid repair!

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Free Hearing Testing And Audiology Testing!

We are dedicated to helping our customers find the correct hearing aids for their specific needs and repairing hearing aids when necessary.

Also ask us about our free hearing testing and audiology testing. If you’ve been experiencing hearing loss, come to the hearing loss professionals.

Thank you for choosing Hearing Solutions LLC in Albany, NY.

Learn About Our Hearing Solutions

Most people experience hearing issues at some point in their lives. It’s important to find the right solution for yourself, so you don’t lose the quality of your day to day life. It’s the simple reason why we provide free hearing testing for all our capital region neighbors.

There are no strings attached with our free hearing test. We’ll simply evaluate your hearing and present you with different solutions. Our specialists can walk you through your options explaining each one until you find something that fits your needs and lifestyle. It’s just one part of our prized customer service.

 

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Warranty, Repair, and Special Offers Information

Special offers:

Three-Year Extended Warranty(available to any hearing aid user)

Comprehensive Three-Year Service contracts available on monaural or binaural hearing aids.

Two Hearing Aids:
FREE Batteries: For 36 months.
FREE Service: Office visits, cleaning, minor repairs, etc.
FREE Unlimited Factory Repairs.
FREE Unlimited Full Damage Coverage (regardless of damage).
FREE 50% Loss Coverage (one time for each side): For lost or stolen hearing aids. Your replacement cost is only 50% of your purchase price.

Additional 25% discount off our published discounted prices on your next hearing aid purchase up to eight years.

* All major credit cards accepted! *

Extended Warranty:

Warranty Options:

All Makes: (not available after warranty expires)
Third Year (non-programmable)
Third Year (programmable)Fourth Year (non-programmable)
Fourth Year (programmable)

Repairs:

Hearing Aid Repairs:

All Makes:
Replace Battery Door
Soft Seal Hearing Aid
Rejuvenate Hearing Aid

Warranty Repairs:

Repair With 12 Month Warranty:

Factory Recondition (non-programmable)
Factory Recondition (programmable)
Factory Recondition (all CIC’s)
Factory Recase (all makes)
Factory Replate (ITE, ITC, M-ITC)
Factory Replate (CIC)

Find A Location Near You!

Three Convenient Locations to better serve you! Better hearing is right around the corner. Click below to learn more!

Scotia Location

Scotia

123 Saratoga Rd. (Rt-50)
(Socha Plaza)
Scotia, NY 12303

518-384-1987

‍Monday-Friday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

123 Saratoga Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302

123 Saratoga Rd, Schenectady, NY 12302

Latham Location

Latham

644 New Loudon Road
(Siena Square Plaza)
Latham, NY 12110

518-313-1176

Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

644 Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110

644 Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110

Troy Location

Troy

730 Hoosick Rd.
(Brunswick Plaza)
Troy, NY 12180

518-272-2578

‍Wednesday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

720 Hoosick Rd Troy, NY 12180