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Birmingham, AL | ENT Specialists
Hearing Devices
Comprehensive Hearing Aid Solutions from ExcelENT

Customized Hearing Devices in Birmingham, AL

ExcelENT of Alabama offers a wide range of hearing aids from top manufacturers like Phonak, Starkey, and Signia. We understand that choosing the right hearing device can be overwhelming with the various styles, features, and prices available. Our experienced audiologists will guide you through the process, taking into account your specific type and degree of hearing loss and your personal preferences.

We provide a variety of hearing aid brands, styles, strengths, and rechargeable options, ensuring a customized solution that suits your hearing needs and lifestyle. During a hearing aid consultation, our audiologist will explain the different styles and features, and you can even try the selected hearing technology with a 30-day trial demonstration.

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The Importance of Real-Ear Measurements

Our ExcelENT team always emphasizes the significance of real-ear measurements in achieving optimal hearing aid performance. Real-ear measurements, recommended by professional organizations like The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), provide objective verification of hearing aid gain and output, ensuring the audibility of speech signals.

By utilizing state-of-the-art equipment like the Interacoustics Callisto, we can offer precise customization tailored to each patient’s unique needs. This commitment to best practices enhances patient satisfaction and reduces the likelihood of return visits or hearing aid returns, leading to improved speech understanding and overall outcomes.

Signs You Need to Schedule a Hearing Evaluation

  • Difficulty following conversations, especially in noisy environments
  • Frequently asking others to repeat themselves or speak louder
  • Struggling to hear high-pitched sounds or certain consonants
  • Increasing the volume on electronic devices, such as the television or phone
  • Feeling socially isolated or missing out on important conversations
Frequently Asked Questions

Hearing Devices / Hearing Aids FAQs

Customized hearing aids result in better outcomes because they are specifically tailored to address each individual’s unique hearing loss needs. Through real-ear measurements and expert audiologist guidance, customized hearing aids provide accurate amplification and ensure that the patient receives the appropriate audibility of speech signals. This personalized approach enhances speech understanding and overall satisfaction with the hearing aid.

Customized hearing aids eliminate the limitations of one-size-fits-all solutions, allowing for a precise fit and optimal performance that leads to improved communication and a better quality of life for individuals with hearing loss.

Coverage for hearing devices or hearing aids varies depending on your insurance provider and plan. Some insurance plans offer partial or full coverage for hearing devices, while others may require additional riders or have specific limitations. Our staff can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and guide the available options to help make hearing devices more affordable for you.

The Interacoustics Callisto is an advanced equipment that allows us to provide the highest quality of care during hearing aid fittings. With the Interacoustics Callisto, we can perform probe-microphone real-ear measurements, considered the industry’s best practice for verifying hearing aid fittings.

Utilizing this technology ensures that the hearing aids are customized to each patient’s specific needs and deliver optimal audibility according to their type and degree of hearing loss. With our commitment to offering probe-microphone real-ear measurements, we strive to provide the most accurate and effective hearing aid fittings to enhance patient satisfaction and improve speech understanding outcomes.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Birmingham ENT specialists, call us at (205) 988-6858, or send us an appointment request.

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