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Hearing Aids Specialist

Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. -  - Otolaryngologist

Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC.

Otolaryngologists & Audiologists located in Kittery, ME & Stratham, NH

Thanks to today’s technology, you have an amazing range of hearing aid choices, from different styles and colors to specialized options like streaming music and smartphone compatibility. The team at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. offers comprehensive hearing aid services, including a week to use demo hearing aids before deciding which to buy and a 30-day trial period after your new hearing aid arrives. If you have questions about hearing aids or would like to schedule a consultation, call the office in Kittery, Maine, or Stratham, New Hampshire, or book an appointment online today.

Hearing Aids Q & A

How do I get a hearing aid?

The first step is a comprehensive audiology consultation. During this appointment, your audiologist examines your ears and conducts hearing tests to determine if you have hearing loss and, if so, the extent and cause of the problem.

After your audiology exam, you schedule a no-charge hearing aid consultation. At the consultation, your audiologist asks questions about your lifestyle, listening needs, and budget. 

Armed with this information, they can explain the different types of hearing aids and help you decide which one is best for you.

Can I try a hearing aid before deciding?

One of the best reasons to get your hearing aid at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. is that you receive an in-office demonstration so you can experience the sound quality of the hearing aid. 

Then you can take a pair of demo hearing aids home, use them for a week, and return to talk with your audiologist about your experience.

What types of hearing aids are available?

Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. offers a wide variety of hearing aids from most of the top manufacturers, including Oticon, Phonak, and Unitron. 

You have access to all the styles and everything from basic hearing aids to devices with advanced technology such as Bluetooth® that syncs with your smartphone, smartwatch, and tablet.

Hearing aid styles include:

  • Behind-the-ear 
  • Mini behind-the-ear
  • Receiver in-the-ear
  • Receiver in-the-canal
  • Invisible in-the-canal

Behind-the-ear hearing aids have the electronic parts in a case that sits behind your ear that attaches to an earmold inside your ear. Though this is the largest type, it’s also the easiest to take in and out, and it costs less than the others.

Down the list, each style gets smaller. The tiniest hearing aid fits inside the ear canal, where it’s nearly invisible.

What happens after I get a hearing aid?

After your hearing aid arrives, your audiologist makes sure it fits properly and adjusts the sound. Then you have a 30-day trial period. At the end of that time, you can return the hearing aid and get a refund for the cost of the device.

If you decide to keep the hearing aid, you get a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. also recommends coming in every six months for a hearing aid cleaning, to perform ear cleaning if needed, and to make sure the device is working properly.

If you need a hearing aid, call Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC., or book an appointment online today.