If you’re looking for hearing aids in and around Charlotte, NC, look no further than Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. (CEENTA).Hearing aids - whether they're conventional, programmable, or digital - help restore hearing for people of all lifestyles.
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In addition to being a source for Charlotte hearing aids, our audiology departments also offer a variety of bone-anchored hearing systems, implantable and non-implantable, cochlear implants, a range of accessories and assistive listening devices and hearing aid batteries.
Audiologists have a minimum of a masters degree (M.A., M.S., or M.Ed.) and many have earned either a clinical doctorate (Au.D) or academic doctorate (Ph.D) status. The minimum entrance degree for Audiology has become the Au.D. degree. Our hearing instrument specialists are licensed by the North Carolina Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board and fully credentialed through CEENTA’s hearing aid competencies program. This means that your services are being provided by a professional team who have between six and eight years of college education and/or two to four years spent exclusively in the areas of ear and hearing disorders. There are no other professionals better trained or able to serve your hearing needs.
Prices vary greatly depending upon circuit technology and hearing aid size. Prices range $1,000-3,250 per hearing aid.
We only use the highest quality products available in the hearing aid industry. Our experience has helped us select the best and most reliable hearing aids in the market compared to general OTC hearing aids. Among the major manufacturers, we use Resound, Widex, Starkey, Phonak, Signia, and Oticon. All the major hearing aid brands we carry offer alternative streaming, including Bluetooth and Mifi. These devices stream sound from places you need it from most in your life, including your TV Smartphones, and tablets, allowing you to personalize your hearing aid experience.
Digital hearing aids have the highest degree of programmability as they use only digital electronics. They are designed to process sounds to provide audibility and comfort in a range of environmental situations. There is a range of levels in technology.
The best hearing aid choice for any patient will depend on various factors including individual hearing loss, physical ear structures, lifestyle, and cosmetic or appearance preferences. Our hearing care professionals work with each patient and their family to determine the amplification system most appropriate for them.
Our audiology department also offers implantable hearing aids, cochlear implants and hearing aid batteries.
Hearing aids come in a large variety of styles with a wide range of technology. Hearing aids are selected based on the individual hearing needs of each person, based on their lifestyle. Not all hearing solutions are suitable for all hearing losses or all lifestyles. Final selection is decided together with your audiologist.
Extended wear hearing aids sit invisibly in the ear canal for 8-10 weeks at a time. These are an excellent solution for patients with active lifestyles, tinnitus, or for those who do not want to fuss with hearing aids on a daily basis.
Invisible in the Canal: These hearing aids sit invisibly in the ear canal.
Completely in the Canal: These fit entirely within the ear canal.
In the Canal: These sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl. They are larger than those that sit completely in the canal, and can hold additional technology and larger batteries.
Full Shell or In the Ear: These sit flush with the outer ear bowl. They use a larger battery and can fit additional technology.
Receiver in Ear: These models have the speaker incorporated in the ear tip instead of the main body of the hearing aid.
Mini Behind-the-Ear: These are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and the ultra-thin tubing sits in the ear canal.
Behind the Ear with Ear Mold: These hearing aids are larger and can hold more features and technology.
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The ReSound OMNIA2 uses beaforming to improve hearing without feeling cut off from the world around you. The OMNIA style combines beaforming directionality with omni directional listening for a 150% improvement in speech understanding.
The ReSound One relies on the M&RIE (Microphone & Receiver-in-Ear) to produce natural sound quality along with broader directionality and ultra focus for clearer, personal hearing.
Customs by ReSound offers a smaller earbud design with a 24-hour charge, natural sound, and Bluetooth connectivity with smartphones and tablets to connect to the world around you.
The ReSound ENZO Q adjusts your volume and noise settings based on its environmental detection technology. The EnzoQ also provides direct streaming from smartphone and tablet devices.
Widex offers a number of models, including the Moment Sheer, Moment, and Evoke. They are available as completely-in-canal, in-the-ear, and behind-the-ear models.
The Moment Sheer:
Starkey's models are a fusion of today’s leading research, advanced science, innovative technology and cutting-edge design. Their different styles include:
Starkey's Evolv AI provides an additional 40% reduction in noise energy compared to their previous models.
The made-for-iPhone hearing aid with Hearing Reality technology
Phonak has introduced three unique styles among their diverse lineup:
The Audéo Lumity improves speech understanding with its unique SmartSpeech Technology. Made with a waterproof and sweatproof design with a rechargeable battery, the Lumity is ideal for anyone with an active lifestyle.
The Virtro Paradise offers a crisp natural sound with a design that fits comfortably on your ear. Its Speech Enhancer technology boosts soft-level speech all under a variety of sleek designs and color palettes.
Patients who use the Audéo Marvel can enjoy a multifunctional hearing aid with clear sound, iOS and Android Bluetooth connectivity, and remote support. Each device features the Roger microphones for added clarity.
From your smartphone to your favorite shoes, finding the right accessories helps you to get the most out of life and perform at your best. The same is now possible for your hearing. Signia hearing aids offer an assortment of devices best suited for your unique hearing needs and lifestyle. From discreet to powerful to stylish and more, they have exactly what you're looking for in a hearing aid brand.
The Styletto AX hearing aid is based on their leading-edge Augmented Xperience technology platform and includes key features such as AutoEchoShield, hands-free usage for iOS, Bluetooth connectivity, and a pocket-sized charging case with wireless technology.
Looking for something with incredible speech clarity? Then the Pure Charge&Go T AX is right for you. Enjoy better conversations and sounds with separate processors that allow you to focus on exactly what you need to listen to.
Connect to the world again with the Oticon Real. Featuring BrainHearing and RealSound technology along with a rechargeable case and multiple styles. Includes Bluetooth connectivity and the Oticon Companion app.
The Oticon More does more: with 30% more sound and a 30% decrease in listening effort. This Oticon style features an on-board Deep Neural Network for adapt to your surroundings.
The world's first and only hearing solution that directly vibrates the ear, Earlens is the surgery-free option that brings you closer to perfect hearing. This hearing aid option is customized to fit your ear and features 2.5 times greater frequency range compared to traditional hearing aid options. After receiving your Earlens hearing aid, your ENT physician and audiologist will be able to tune it to your specific hearing needs with Earlens' proprietary software.
Typically, standard health insurance does not cover them. There are infrequent occasions, however, when special hearing aid benefits are included in health care coverage. Check with your insurance agent or human resources department to learn if your insurance includes hearing aid benefits. If they are covered, pre-authorization may be required. Our support team will contact your insurance company for specific information about the extent of the benefits.
Unfortunately, Medicare and Medicare Supplemental Insurance do not pay for hearing aids. They are not considered “necessary or reasonable” according to Medicare guidelines and are generally an out-of-pocket expense.
Dynamic Lifestyle: for frequent background noise (parties, social events, airport travel, sporting events, noisy restaurants, public places)
Active Lifestyle: for occasional background noise (small meetings, quiet work environment, spending time outdoors, small restaurants, radio or home music, watching tv)
Quiet Lifestyle: for limited background noise (quiet restaurants, attending a movie or theater, home activities, one-on-one meetings, telephone use)
Private Lifestyle: for rare background noise (one-on-one conversations, home activities, watching television, small places of worship, limited telephone use)
This varies from person to person based upon the extent and nature of the hearing loss. Individuals with mild to moderate nerve hearing loss can expect to have good hearing sensitivity and improved word understanding.
Despite advances in hearing aid technology, hearing in the presence of background noise continues to be a problem. However, directional microphone technology and connective accessories can significantly improve word understanding in some noisy situations. We will be happy to discuss this option during the hearing aid evaluation.
Properly selected and fit hearing aids are very successful. We recognize, however, that it is important that every hearing aid patient have a thirty-day trial opportunity. This provides ample time for you to learn about amplification. It also allows time for adjustment to improved hearing and affords the audiologist time to fine-tune your instruments. At the end of thirty days, you will have a realistic appreciation of hearing aid performance. If they do not suit you, they can be returned for a full refund minus a small trial fee.
The standard industry hearing aid warranty from the manufacturer is for one year and covers repairs, remakes and a one-time replacement for loss and/or accidental damage. CEENTA provides one to three years of repair warranty on all new hearing aid purchases. Most repairs can be made through our offices. Specifics are discussed in detail at the time of hearing aid order.
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. is the ideal location to purchase batteries for your hearing aids.
CEENTA offers the most the advanced and cutting-edge hearing aid technology. The latest features of modern hearing aids include direct connectivity to smartphones and devices with rechargeable batteries. In addition to being a premier clinic in Charlotte for hearing aids, our audiology departments also offer a variety of bone-anchored hearing systems, cochlear implants, and a range of accessories and assistive listening devices.
Batteries for hearing aids come in a variety of sizes, types and brands. Manufacturers of hearing aid batteries have now color-coded their packaging to make finding your battery easier than ever.
Most hearing aid batteries are “zinc air batteries,” which are not activated until you pull off the colored tab. Hearing aid battery life depends on the size of the batteries and how much you use the hearing aid. To get the most life from your batteries, remember to open the door when you aren’t wearing your hearing aid. Change the battery when it goes dead or when you hear a low battery warning, and always keep spare batteries with you.
Battery warning: Hearing aid batteries are hazardous if ingested. Keep batteries out of reach of children or animals. Do not store batteries with your medications. If accidentally ingested, please call your primary physician immediately or call the National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 202-625-3333.