Hearing aids have advanced immensely over the years and now are incredibly compact, intelligent, and feature sleek designs. At Central Alabama Audiology, our trained staff are experts on the different levels of hearing aids and what types of hearing loss they are best suited to treat. Our audiologist, Dr. Rives, stays up-to-date with the latest hearing aid technology so she can better help her patients.
Because Central Alabama Audiology is a private practice we aren’t committed to one hearing aid manufacturer, we are able to work with all the major hearing aid brands so we can better fit our patients.
We understand choosing hearing aids can be an overwhelming decision. With so many different brands, levels of technology, features, and styles to choose from, it can be confusing. That’s why at Central Alabama Audiology we are here to help you with all your hearing aid needs. When recommending hearing aids, we always take into consideration your lifestyle and social life. People who are more socially active and are in environments with a lot of background noise need hearing aids that can provide exceptional clarity and speech understanding. People who are more sedentary and spend their time in quieter environments don’t need as advanced technology. Depending on your unique lifestyle and what you need out of hearing aids, Dr. Rives will make a personalized suggestion on what she believes will be the best fit for you.
Lifestyle is not the only factor to take into consideration when recommending patients hearing aids. Dr. Rives always considers your budget and how much you can afford to spend. Hearing aids are an investment. That’s why Dr. Rives will work with anyone regardless of their budget, because she genuinely wants to help you experience better hearing.
People tend to have a negative perception of hearing aids because they were not given enough time to make a decision or they were rushed through the process. At Central Alabama Audiology, we take our time with the hearing aid fitting and go over all your options. We want you to feel educated and comfortable with your decision.
During your hearing aid fitting we will explain the entire process and go over the different features on your hearing aids. After we fit and program your hearing aids to your unique hearing loss then we like to do follow-up appointments so we can check-in and see how your hearing is doing. We typically see our patients every six months to see how their hearing aids are working for them and if they need any adjustments. We take our time with each patient and will never pressure anyone into buying hearing aids if they are not ready.
Central Alabama Audiology is a privately owned practice, meaning we can work with any hearing aid manufacturer we want. We aren’t committed to one brand, so we carry hearing aids by different manufacturers to give us a better chance of finding you the perfect fitting hearing aid. We have access to almost all manufacturers programing and are constantly learning about the new technology each one releases. We carry hearing aids from Oticon, ReSound, Starkey, Widex, Phonak, and Unitron. Right now our favorite manufacturer to work with is Oticon because they offer some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids on the market.