Hearing aids are the primary means of managing hearing loss that cannot be treated medically or surgically. Your audiologist at Pen Bay Speech and Hearing Center will conduct a comprehensive hearing evaluation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for hearing aids. Based on your evaluation, the audiologist may recommend hearing aids or make a referral to investigate medical or surgical options.
There are three major components to a hearing aid. The microphone picks up the sound, the amplifier makes the sound louder, and the receiver (speaker) delivers the sound. In 2009, 98 percent of all hearing aids are digital.
Digital technology offers an additional sound-processing chip within the hearing aid that manipulates the incoming speech signal to allow for clearer and more comfortable understanding, especially in noise. Most hearing aids today are completely automatic, while others (when necessary) still offer user-adjustable controls.
Your audiologist will work with you to review hearing aid options. The two of you will select the best configuration for your particular needs.
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Pen Bay Speech and Hearing Center, which has provided audiological, speech and language services to the area for 28 years, dispenses, evaluates, fits, repairs and modifies hearing aids.
"We are doing our best to bridge the gap between what is recommended and what works in the field of audiology, but more importantly, take each patient’s needs into account," says Craig Daunheimer, audiologist and licensed healthcare professional. "For instance, there are many personal listening devices available today that can help someone improve their social and work life. And now we can help to guide a person with the selection, fitting and maintenance of the device they choose."
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Pen Bay Speech and Hearing provides personal service to find the best hearing aid for you.
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