Remote Support via smart phone technology is available with the Phonak Marvel line of hearing instruments. This can be incredibly convenient, not having to come to the office, it is helpful f or fine tuning devices changes, changes for a particular difficult environment while you are in the situation and for counseling and instructions. At the time of your initial fitting in our Mentor office, the remote support app can be set up and an account opened. Once this is completed, you can then have your follow up fine tuning appointments from the comfort of your home or office.
A few minutes before your appointment time, open the app. At your appointment time, your provider will sign in and meet you on your smart phone. Your hearing instruments will be connected to our systems through your cellphone where adjustments can be made in real time. This can be very useful if for instance, you have trouble hearing at work. We can go in and adjust the devices while you are in the difficult situation.
While remote support provides convenience, there will be times when coming to the office will be necessary.
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Do only older adults have hearing loss?
Hearing loss isn’t confined to older individuals; it affects people of all ages. Only about one-third of hearing loss patients are older than 65.
What is the most common cause of hearing loss?
The most common cause of hearing loss is noise exposure. While 85 decibels (dB) is considered the safety threshold, exposure to even moderately loud noises can cause permanent hearing damage.
What do I need to know about hearing aids?
The stigma associated with wearing hearing aids has long disappeared. Today’s digital devices are small, sleek, comfortable and discreet. If you are concerned with other peoples’ perceptions, you can opt for styles that are worn in the ear canal including invisible extended wear devices, making them virtually invisible.
Are hearing aids a cure for hearing loss?
Hearing aids are not a cure for hearing loss, but they do help many hearing-impaired individuals communicate more effectively. They work by amplifying sound vibrations that enter the ear. It is estimated that 95 percent of those suffering from hearing loss benefit from hearing aids – although only one out of five people with hearing loss seek treatment.
Do I have to wear two hearing aids?
Two hearing aids are better than one. Wearing two hearing aids makes sense, given the fact that we have two ears. This gives us directional hearing, enabling us to localize the source of a sound; as a result, we can hear better in noisy environments. Most types of hearing loss affect both ears anyway. Ninety percent of hearing loss patients benefit from wearing two hearing aids.
Utilizing Bluetooth® technology to hear better in difficult listening situations.
Transmitters and Receivers
Transmitters and receivers work together to overcome background noise, distance
Working on the same principle as FM systems, they instead use infrared light to transmit sound.
Alerting devices hook up to telephones, alarm clocks, doorbells, and other electronic devices.
FM systems rely on radio signals to transmit amplified sounds directly to your hearing aid.
Personal amplifiers are essentially small FM systems used in smaller, more intimate settings.
Power Adaptors & Cords
These add versatility by allowing direct input from various audio sources.
Filters prevent earwax, a leading cause of damage to electronic components.
Getting Started is Easy
Free Phone Consultation
We can answer many simpler questions over the phone.
Call us or send us an email to schedule an appointment.
Meet the Doctor!
Call our office and schedule a time for a free hearing screening.
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a professional who specializes in the diagnosis, evaluation
Audiologists work with patients of all ages, treating infants, children
- Fitting and dispensing hearing aids
- Administering hearing and balance tests
- Assessing candidacy for and programming implantable hearing devices (e.g., cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, etc.)
- Counseling patients and their families on communication strategies
- Designing and implementing hearing conservation programs and newborn hearing screenings
- Providing aural rehabilitation programs
- Performing ear-related surgical
All in all, audiologists are the most qualified individuals to help you manage your hearing loss or balance disorder, and they provide an unparalleled breadth of care.
Schedule your hearing evaluation today.
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH 44050