A Hearing Experience Beyond Compare
Made for iPhone or Androi, our hearing aids and rechargeable batteries are on the forefront of today. Dr. Stinson will listen to your needs and find options for your lifestyle.
Hearing Aid Options For Every Situation
When technology works intuitively, you barely notice it is there.
ReSound has been a pioneer in building innovative hearing solutions and makes it easier and more comfortable than ever before to access personalized sound that suits your lifestyle.
ReSound Hearing Aids
ReSound LiNX Quattro
The ReSound LiNX Quattro complete collection of premium hearing aids offers a brilliant sound experience with a fuller range of sounds.
ReSound ENZO Q
Beyond powerful: The complete hearing solution for severe-to-profound hearing loss.
ReSound LiNX 3D
Experience vibrant and crystal clear sound with our ReSound LiNX 3D hearing aids, and is one of the most advanced digital hearing aid on the market.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About
Hearing Loss And Hearing Aids
If you have hearing loss, you’re not alone. Around 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, of which approximately 34 million are children. (World Health Organization, 2019).
Many factors can cause hearing loss, such as the aging process, heredity, disease, exposure to noise, and buildup of earwax, among other.
There are three main types of hearing loss: conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss. Treatment of hearing loss is dependent on an individual’s type and level of hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss results from problems in the outer or middle ear caused by infections, buildup of wax or fluid, punctured eardrums or otosclerosis (abnormal bone development). This type of hearing loss is often temporary and can sometimes be corrected or treated with wax removal, medication, or surgery.
Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by problems with the cochlea and the auditory nerve. It can be a result of aging or exposure to loud noise. About 90% of all adult hearing problems are due to sensorineural hearing loss, which can be treated with hearing aids and occasionally surgery.
Mixed hearing loss has elements of both conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. This means there is damage to both the outer ear and inner ear. The outer ear cannot conduct sound properly to the inner ear, and the inner ear can’t process the sound to be sent to the brain.
A bacterial meningitis infection can cause hearing loss at any age. Over 30% of bacterial meningitis cases result in some degree of hearing loss, from mild to profound deafness.
There are over 200 medications, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, that can lead to hearing loss. They are known as ototoxic drugs as they can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.
Yes, extremely loud or prolonged noise can damage your hearing.
Protect yourself from extremely loud noise or prolonged exposure to even moderately loud noise as they can cause permanent damage to the tiny hair cells inside the cochlea. If your surroundings are loud enough that you must raise your voice to be heard, then the noise is loud enough to damage your ears – wear earplugs or other protective gear.
Make an appointment for a hearing test with Dr. Stinson. If you do have a hearing loss, we can advise you on the hearing solutions available and the one that’s right for you.
Modern hearing aids transform incoming sound into digital binary code (0’s and 1’s). This information can then be manipulated by the signal processing chip inside the hearing aid. Once the signal processing is done, the digital signal is returned to an analog signal. This is then sent to the speaker of the hearing aid and is heard by the user.
We carry ReSound hearing aid options, and there are a variety of hearing aids with different features and functions to address your needs. We can help you select the type of hearing aid best for your hearing loss and lifestyle.
The right hearing aid for you depends on your hearing loss, lifestyle, and technological and cosmetic requirements. Stinson Audiology will review your requirements and recommend hearing aids based on your individual hearing loss, your audiogram, and fitting requirements.
Using one or two hearing aids depends on your hearing loss. However, research shows that speech is easier to understand when hearing aids are worn in both ears. Whether in normal environments or noisy situations, while one hearing aid hones in on speech, the other diminishes background noise. Two hearing aids also help with localization or recognizing where sounds are coming from.
The price of hearing aids varies quite a lot and depends on the style, the high-tech features, service and maintenance. Our team can get you a price ASAP.
Buying a hearing aid is a huge investment in your future health and well-being. When you buy hearing aids online, you do not get hearing aids that are custom fit to your needs. And so, you run the risk of having hearing aids that are uncomfortable and inefficient, which you will ultimately be unlikely to wear. Our team can ensure that you not only get personalized hearing aids, but ongoing hearing care as well.
Adjusting to your hearing aids is a gradual process. Start by wearing your new hearing aids at home for an hour at a time, several times a day, in different listening environments. Once you’re ready to leave the house with your new hearing aids, try going to quiet environments. Avoid large crowds and noisy places at first, but gradually wear your hearing aids in different situations. Stinson Audiology recommends that you visit 2-4 weeks after you get your new hearing aids so that they can be fine tuned.
Modern hearing aids are so small, they’re virtually invisible when worn. Hearing aid coverings, or shells, also come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors to fit your cosmetic needs and preferences.
Yes. Our ReSound hearing aid options use advanced directionality and noise reduction features, which help you hear better in noisy environments.
- Turn off your hearing aid before going to bed
- Leave the battery door open at night to allow internal components to dry
- Keep your hearing aids away from extreme heat or cold
- Remove your hearing aids before using hairspray, spray perfume, shaving lotions, and other products
- Handle your hearing aids gently. If your hearing aids fall on the floor or hit a hard substance, let your hearing care professional know to make sure they’re not damaged
- Never immerse your hearing aids and protect them from water or high humidity
- Keep your hearing aids out of the reach of your children and pets
- What should I do if my hearing aids get wet?
- Leave wet hearing aids to dry out in a dehumidifier or with a drying agent (dessicator). Contact your hearing care professional for assistance in severe situations.
No. Never immerse your hearing aids or wear them while in a sauna, showering, or swimming. Protect your hearing aids from water and moisture and follow the manufacturer’s instructions should they get wet.
Excessive moisture may require a dehumidifier or silica-based drying agent that can be purchased from our team. In severe situations, have the Stinson Audiology team may need to check your hearing aids.