It’s natural to experience changes in your hearing as you get older. Many people shrug off a slight hearing loss or difficulty hearing in crowds as these problems can seem like relatively small complications of aging. However, hearing loss will only progress if it is not properly treated, and it doesn’t take long before every action in a person’s life is affected by his or her inability to hear.
Whether you are in the earliest stages of hearing loss or have been coping with the condition for some time, our audiologists can determine the cause of your hearing loss and prescribe the right form of treatment for you. From your initial hearing evaluation to fitting you with a customized hearing device, our specialists stay with you every step of the way.
Our Santa Barbara Audiologists Take the Worry Out of Choosing a Hearing Aid
In your hearing evaluation, your specialist will ask about your lifestyle, do a physical exam of your ears, and perform an audiologic examination to diagnose the extent of your hearing loss. You are free to ask questions, see a demonstration of common hearing devices in action, and even try on different hearing aids in the office. Choosing the right hearing aid for you depends on many different factors, including your type of hearing loss, your lifestyle, your personal preferences, and your budget.
Since your choices may apply to a variety of devices, we carry a wide selection of top-quality digital hearing instruments from the best manufacturers, including acclaimed Widex brand hearing aids. Depending on your preferences, you can choose a device that connects wirelessly to your home electronics, pairs with your cell phone via Bluetooth, and much more. We also offer many different accessories to improve your hearing quality, including batteries and custom earplugs for swimming and hearing protection.
Once you have chosen your device, we perform computerized hearing aid fittings to ensure proper amplification, programming the hearing aid based on your specific prescription. Finally, our hearing professionals fit you with the device and make adjustments to suit your preferences, ensuring that the settings are ideal for you.