Hearing aid technology for every lifestyle.
Hearing Aids at Professional Speech & Hearing Specialists
Our Ocala, Florida, location carries all shapes and sizes of devices to suit your needs, from the behind-the-ear models to the nearly invisible completely-in-the-canal hearing aids. Most devices come with a no-risk free trial!
We are vigilant about furthering our education and skills regarding advancements in audiology and hearing aids.
Brands of Hearing Aid Technology
At Professional Speech and Hearing Specialists we work with a variety of hearing aid brands. Each brand has its own focus and personal touch to deliver the best hearing experience. We are proud to carry and service hearing aids from the leaders in modern hearing technology:
No matter your hearing needs, at Professional Speech & Hearing Specialists we have something for everyone. Your hearing shouldn’t get in the way of your daily tasks from socializing at work or at home to your fitness, hobbies, and busy lifestyle. We offer a range of brands and hearing aid styles that allow us to create a custom hearing plan for each individual no matter their needs, lifestyle, or budget.
Take the first step today and schedule an appointment. We will set you up with a professional that can start you on the path to better hearing.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids come in a variety of styles, and the right one for you depends on your individual hearing needs and personal preferences. We will be able to recommend the best device for you and fit it to your individual hearing loss. Some of the most common styles are shown below:
This hearing aid style consists of two pieces, a behind-the-ear receiver and a small tube that transmits sound to the ear canal. The receiver contains all the technology while the small plastic tube has a speaker on the end that rests in your ear canal and transmits the sound.
Similar to BTE hearing aids, this hearing aid style has a behind the ear component, and the sound receiver sits inside the ear canal. The two are connected by a thin wire. The behind-the-ear component houses the technology that processes the sound, and the speaker in located in the in-the-ear component.
In-the-ear hearing aids sit completely inside the outer ear. These hearing aids have to be custom fit, as an ear mold is taken to ensure the hearing aid will fit snuggly in your ear. These devices tend to be more noticeable than smaller devices that sit behind the ear or in the ear canal.
This style of hearing aid is very discreet as it sits partially in the ear canal. This style of hearing aid is also custom fit as there needs to be a snug fit to transmit and process sounds properly.
Nearly invisible, completely-in-canal hearing aids are small devices molded to sit within your ear canal. While these devices are extremely discreet, they do not offer some of the features other hearing aids do. They also requires a custom fitting.
Featured Technology: The Oticon More™
It's Time to Get More Out of Life
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. Research has proven that the brain needs access to all sounds – not just speech – in order to function in a natural way. Using MoreSound Intelligence, Oticon More™ delivers 30% more sound to the brain, making speech and other sounds clearer*.
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.
Hearing aids do more than simply amplify sound, they also provide a way to navigate and communicate in your daily life. Today’s hearing aids include a variety of features that help you tackle the issues you face in your hearing without disrupting your lifestyle. The latest technology from most manufacturers allows you to connect to your smart phone or TV for direct hearing without an intermediary device. Hearing from the telephone in both ears is an unparalleled phone experience, resulting in an easier and clearer conversation. You can even use a hearing aid app that allows you to make discreet, fine tuning adjustments to the volume and sound quality.
In addition, noise reduction—always on the top of every patient’s wish list—is now more effective than ever.
Click below to learn more about this and other notable hearing aid features:
Tinnitus is commonly known as ringing in the ear, but it can also present as humming, buzzing, whooshing and more. There is no known cure for tinnitus, but those who experience persistent tinnitus can find relief with the use of hearing aids. The styles that most often have this feature are behind the ear and receiver in the canal. Using advanced technology this feature adds soothing tones enhance speech, and focusing on the appropriate sound in the environment to distract the brain from tinnitus noise.
Most hearing aid styles and models are not waterproof, but many models offer water resistance. This is helpful, particularly if you enjoy fitness and outdoor activities. It’s important to keep your hearing aids clean, and keep them free of dirt and sweat. With a water resistant model, the device maintains its performance in a wider range of situations. This hearing aid feature is perfect for those with an active lifestyle and is typically offered in the behind-the-ear and receiver-in-canal models.
Like any other piece of technology, hearing aids are evolving. Many are getting smaller and more discreet, yet still powerful. There are several nearly invisible hearing aid styles that allow individuals to wear over the ear headphones and participate in many activities without the worry that your hearing aid will be damaged or get in the way. These devices are smaller so it’s important to maintain proper cleaning, storage, and necessary maintenance to keep them in top working order.
Most hearing aid styles rely on batteries to stay charged, but many manufacturers are now offering a rechargeable option. These devices can have a partial charge in a shorter amount of time and can completely charge overnight using a charging station. This is similar to how you would charge your smartphone. While hearing aids with this feature may be more expensive at first, they actually save money in the long run since you won’t have to purchase and maintain a stock of batteries. This feature is great for those that travel frequently or have an active or busy lifestyle and would rather charge the device than carry extra batteries. These battery-free options are available in the behind-the-ear and receiver-in-canal styles.
In a time when we are used to having technology and smartphones at our fingertips, it’s important to offer hearing aids that are compatible with smart devices. These hearing aids work alongside an app, allowing you to control things such as volume through your phone. Some devices even connect directly your phone, allowing you to stream music, phone calls, and other types of audio directly to your hearing aids. Smartphone compatible hearing aid styles include behind the ear and receiver in the canal.
Learn more about today’s hearing devices via the following videos: