We carry the latest hearing technology.
Hearing Aids in Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH
At Family Ear, Nose & Throat, we believe every patient deserves personalized care based on their hearing loss and individual needs. That’s why we offer hearing devices from many of the major hearing aid manufacturers. Because we can choose from such a wide range of products, we’re able to customize our recommendation to you, and you can be confident that any hearing device we suggest is the best fit.
We fit hearing aids from traditional manufacturers including Oticon, ReSound, Signia, Starkey, and Phonak. Every hearing aid brand has its own strengths, and the different manufacturers are always coming out with new technology that pushes the rest forward.
Hearing Aid Services
Hearing Aid Fittings
We work with the majority of manufacturers to offer a wide range of hearing aids. After we’ve evaluated your hearing, we will recommend hearing aids that will be most helpful for you hearing loss and your needs. We will then expertly fit and program your hearing aids to your individual hearing needs.
Hearing Aid Cleanings
Your hearing aids sit inside your ears all day, every day. In order to ensure your hearing aids are performing their best, it’s important to bring them in for a professional cleaning. We can clean your hearing aids in-office to ensure they are providing you with better hearing.
Assistive Listening Technology
Hearing aids are not the best solution for all patients, and for some patients, they may not completely solve the problem. Assistive Listening Devices make it easier for you to hear and understand in specific situations, such as phone calls, watching TV, or in noisy situations. They may also be budget-friendly alternatives to hearing aids for people who only need a little amplification to hear better.
Cognition and Hearing
Hearing loss can do more than just affect your ability to hear. It can also affect your ability to effectively communicate with your family and friends. Hearing loss affects your ability to hear and process certain sounds and frequencies. When left untreated, eventually your brain will forget those sounds. This can lead to cognitive decline and even dementia. In order to be proactive about your hearing and your overall health it’s important to manage the signs of hearing loss early with hearing aids. With hearing aids, you will be able to clearly hear the sounds you have been missing, keeping your brain active and healthy.
Styles of Hearing Aids
We carry all styles of hearing aids, including the following:
Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aids are reliable and convenient. These have a lightweight feel to them and a flexible fit.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids put you in control with customizable fit options, wireless connectivity, and easy volume control.
Completely-in-Canal (CIC) hearing aids are sleek and subtle. This technology is molded to the unique contours of your ear for a superior fit that offers a natural look and hearing experience.
In-the-Canal (ITC) hearing aids are discreet and have a glasses-friendly fit with external controls.
In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids are custom molded for you. They are powerful and comfortable, allowing for all-day use.
Choosing the Right Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are not a one size fits all solution. Every person is different and has a different need when it comes to hearing aids. Before we can suggest what hearing aids we think will give you the best results, we consider things like what locations you spend time in, what listening environments you have trouble hearing in, how severe your hearing loss is, and your budget.
Today’s hearing aids are incredibly advanced. Hearing aids now offer Bluetooth connectivity for streaming of phone calls and music, rechargeable batteries, automatic adjustment to your environment, and control from an app on your smartphone. We will discuss with you what kind of features will best help you and give you the most out of your hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Technology
Oticon More ™
The Oticon More™ is a new perspective in hearing care. This hearing aid is designed to work more like the brain does because it learned through experience. Using On-board Deep Neural Network (DNN) the Oticon More™ gives the brain more of the information it needs to make sense of sounds, even in the most complex listening environments. With the Oticon More™ you will be able to enjoy, follow, and engage in conversations easier than before. You won’t have to strain to hear anymore, the Oticon More™ will do all the work while providing you with crystal clear sound. This hearing aid also features a new amplification system that seamlessly adapts to the sound scenes you spend the most time in. Experience more out of life with the Oticon More™.
Additional features include:
- 3-hour rechargeable solution
- New MoreSound Amplifier
- Direct connectivity to iPhone and Android devices
- DNN technology to support BrainHearing
*Compared to Oticon Opn STM, Santurette, et al. 2020. Oticon More clinical evidence. Oticon Whitepaper.
Designed to give you direct connectivity to your favorite smart devices, the ReSound ONE is the newest hearing aid that is as unique as your fingerprint. Using an extra microphone placed in your ear canal, you will experience more natural and complete sound like no other. You deserve to hear your best no matter your environment. Using M&RIE technology, the ReSound ONE uses your own ears to deliver sound, so you can hear more naturally, anywhere.
We are excited to offer the newest hearing aid technology from Signia: The Signia AX. The Signia AX will change the way you hear the world by using augmented hearing technology. With a revolutionary split processing chip, the Signia AX uses two independent processors to help you hear better, even in the most complex listening environments. Sounds will be crisper and clearer while background noise is kept in the background, so you can hear the conversation even better than before.
Starkey Evolv AI
Introducing 2-way audio, allowing you to effortlessly connect to better hearing. Now, Evolv AI hearing aid microphones pick up and stream your voice directly back to iPhone and iPad*, allowing you to seamlessly talk hands-free. Available in a rechargeable solution, the Evovl AI will provide you with a full day of hearing. The Evolv AI is the most advanced hearing aid technology that gives you the best Starkey SoundTM. With up to 55 million personalized adjustments every hour, Evolv AI is expertly designed to automatically deliver realistic and genuine sound quality in every listening environment, so you can hear and enjoy life. You can feel connected with Starkey Evolv AI hearing aids.
*Compatible with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and later, as well as iPad Pro 12.9-inch (5th generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (3rd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), and iPad mini (6th generation).
With the new Phonak Paradise you can hear sound naturally, just as nature intended. With the Paradise you can experience crystal clear sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and brilliant speech understanding. With enhanced software, you will be able to hear better no matter the listening situation you are in. Phonak Paradise has new features including speech enhancer, noise cancellation, and motion sensor hearing. Discover the difference for yourself and hear clearer than before.
Blu is the newest family of hearing aids from Unitron. Designed to empower you throughout your hearing journey with easy in-the-moment personalization and seamless connectivity. Blu hearing aids feature Unitron’s advanced signal processing system, Integra OS. With easy personalization, made for all connectivity. Blu hearing aids feature a sleek design in new styles, so there is an option for any personal preference. Blu hearing aids are also powered by Unitron’s new Sonova PRISMTM (Processing Real-time Intelligent Sound Management) with a chip that has twice the memory and even more connectivity possibilities. Experience amazing sound performance with Blu hearing aids!