Hearing Aid Options in Laredo, TX
Oliveira Audiology & Hearing Center in Laredo, TX and surround areas provides custom hearing aid products for quality hearing solutions and protection to fit your personal lifestyle, hearing needs and budget.
Types Of Hearing Aids Available
Hearing aid styles may be broadly classified as “standard” and “custom.” Standard hearing aids include behind-the-ear (BTE), mini-BTE, and receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) devices. These products are designed to fit most ears and usually require some customization of the earpiece and the connection of the device to the earpiece.
Custom hearing aids include in-the-ear (ITE), in-the-canal (ITC), and completely-in-the-canal (CIC). These products require a custom-molded shell that houses the electronics. Standard and custom hearing aids come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes.
The choice of hearing aid styles and features is based on several factors including the exact type and degree of hearing loss, your individual needs (such as communication requirements, lifestyle, and manual dexterity), and your medical and audiological history and related findings.
Custom Hearing Protection
Custom hearing protection and custom ear molds, are custom made in a wide range of sizes and types, fulfilling various life styles and purposes depending on an individuals needs. A licensed audiologist at Oliveira Audiology & Hearing Center in Laredo, Texas will suggest a specific type to fit your specific needs.
Ear Molds For Protection
Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late, meaning the hearing loss is usually irreversible. Hearing protection is extremely important for anyone who is regularly in a high-noise environment, including target shooters, motorcyclists, airline pilots, musicians, construction workers and factory workers. The truth is that anyone subject to noise exposure may need to wear hearing protection to protect their long-term hearing.
Custom Ear Molds
Earmolds come in a wide variety of sizes and types. Some earmolds are solid, and some are soft or spongy. The most popular styles are full shell and half shell. Full shell earmolds are generally for high-level noise exposure, while half shell are for mid-level noise exposure. The type of earmold your audiologist recommends will depend on your individual needs.
Specialty Ear Molds
Whether you need to plug in to your device with a perfect fit or if you need protection, there is a custom solution available to you. Typical applications for specialty ear molds include; medical listening devices, pilot headsets, motorcycle headsets, race car headsets, security and police, high noise level work, and swimming.
Musicians Hearing Loss And Prevention
Musicians, from classical orchestras to rock groups, are exposed to high decibel ranges. Hearing is important to the livelihood of a musician. Musical performance may create sounds loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss. Fortunately, in-ear monitors are devices as well as hearing protection molds are available and used by musicians of all types.
Musician Ear Plugs
Custom ear plugs specifically designed for musicians can help protect your hearing without taking away from your creative freedom at all. Oliveira Audiology & Hearing Center will assist you in choosing the right type of sound protection for the musical style and type you love. We create full shell, half shell and many other custom ear plugs for musicians that are comfortable and effective.
Hunters Plugs & Electronic Protection
People who hunt and use guns are more likely to have hearing loss, tinnitus, or other hearing impairments than those who do not. Exposure to sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) can cause noise-induced hearing loss or NIHL. The loud noise permanently destroys the fine hairs in your ears that are responsible for stimulating auditory nerve fibers. Most firearms create noise greater than 85 dB. A small .22-caliber rifle can produce around 140 dB, and big-bore rifles and pistols can create noise greater than 175 dB.
Hunting Ear Molds
Our custom hunting ear molds and plugs at Oliveira Audiology and Hearing Center provide solid quality earplugs that offer the maximum amount of hearing protection and are optimal for high noise environments. Professional lab custom molded earplugs for shooting are professionally custom molded to fit your unique ears.
Digital Hearing Protection
Digital custom hearing protection is the most advanced way to prevent hearing loss from gunshot noise while enhancing ambient sounds for increased situational awareness. Digital models suppress high-level impulse sounds while enhancing low-level speech that is difficult or impossible to hear with traditional passive hearing protection.
Hearing Aid Maintenance in Laredo, TX
Your audiologist will review with you the details of your insurance coverage (if available), financing options, loss, theft and damage insurance, warranty, service protocols, maintenance advice, as well as introductory periods and return policies. As with all electronics, hearing aids require care and maintenance. This includes handling them carefully, not exposing the hearing aids to water and chemicals, and keeping them very clean.
Your Laredo, TX audiologist will discuss and demonstrate proper daily care as well as maintenance techniques and maintenance products. The hearing aid user’s manual will review many of these same points. Given the hostile conditions (temperature extremes, high levels of humidity, ear wax, etc.) under which hearing aids operate, daily cleaning and maintenance is recommended. Proper care and maintenance clearly reduces the need for repair.
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