Bristol Hearing Aids LLC is a fully independent hearing aid practice. We aren't owned by any hearing aid manufacturer. Instead, we get to decide for ourselves what would be the best way to care for each patient. And that's important because no two hearing aid patients are the same and no two hearing losses are the same. By choosing from an unlimited selection of hearing aid styles and manufacturers, we're able to find the hearing aids that would best fit you.
After we evaluate your hearing and understand your hearing loss, we will sit down with you to talk about your options. We need you to be open and honest with us during this conversation so that we have all the information we need to make good suggestions. We'll consider:
Modern hearing aids come in a number of sizes and shapes to suit your personal preference and what you need out of a hearing aid. We can show you what these different styles are like and let you know which ones would be a good fit for you.
The styles of hearing aids we offer include invisible-in-the-canal (IIC), completely-in-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), receiver-in-canal (RIC), and behind-the-ear (BTE). Many of our patients choose the receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids because they're comfortable and people feel that they hear much better with RIC hearing aids. However, if you prefer custom-fit hearing aids, we have the expertise to fit you with custom models to your liking.
You might think that smaller hearing aids are more expensive, but that's not true. Actually, the price of hearing aids is consistent no matter which hearing aid style you choose. The price depends on level of technology — how much do you need your hearing aids to be able to do? All modern digital hearing aids are powerful and have some degree of background noise canceling, but more sophisticated (and more expensive) technology can work in the most challenging situations.
We work very hard to find an affordable solution for all of our patients. Our priority is helping people hear better, and that's going to be our number one focus when we make a recommendation. If you let us know your budget, we'll work with you to find an affordable hearing solution.
Like any other technology, hearing aids have made significant advancements to offer a better listening experience. Some of the benefits are incredible! While hearing aids of the past would simply amplify sound, today’s hearing aids do so much more. The Oticon Opn S is a groundbreaking hearing aid that has opened up a new world of options for the user and taken the Open Sound Experience to the next level.
The Opn S is different because according to the Juul Jenson 2018 Oticon Whitepaper, it is the first device to deliver speech understanding on par with normal hearing. This means you can take a more active part in difficult listening situations and understand more with less effort. You can feel at ease in any setting, whether it is a busy restaurant or an event with multiple speakers. Now, you can thrive in noisy environments, just like people with normal hearing! Additional features include:
Remember, better hearing allows you to connect with the world around you and enjoy communication with the ones you love. If you’ve never tried hearing aids before—or it’s been awhile—try the Oticon Opn S! You’d be surprised how much a tiny device can impact your life and well-being.
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