Hearing aids are an investment and an opportunity to truly change your life. They are small, powerful computers that do so much more than just amplify the sound around you. You need to know you're getting your money's worth and that you will be satisfied with your hearing aids. In addition, you need to be confident that the person fitting you with hearing aids has the skills to do it effectively. At Nova Hearing Center, we take extra steps to ensure that we do it right, from our thorough testing process to the real-ear verification we use. Our goal is to fit you with hearing aids that will serve you well for years to come.
As an independent hearing aid practice, we aren't limited to a single hearing aid manufacturer. Instead, we have the freedom to pick and choose based on what's best for our patients. We work with the five biggest hearing aid brands: Oticon, Resound, Signia, Starkey, and Widex. Our loyalty is with our patients, not with a brand. By carrying hearing aids from all of these manufacturers we're able to choose from a wider range of possibilities to find the right fit for you.
Each brand has its strengths and who it's best for. Altogether, that means there's something available to help just about everyone. we partner with all major manufacturers:
You might be wondering what the best hearing aids are. All of the hearing aids we carry are excellent, but they may not be the right choice for you. We personalize our recommendations for you the same way we personalize the fitting of the actual hearing aids. We consider:
We always recommend hearing aids on a three-tier system of "good," "better," and "best." All the hearing aids we suggest will address your needs, but having options will make it easier to select something budget-friendly. You may have to choose between extra features or lower costs, but we will walk you through what each hearing aid has to offer. We are here to answer all of your questions.
Remember that if you choose one set of hearing aids but change your mind about them within the first 30 days, we can try a different pair to see if they work better for you.
Do you want a hearing aid that hides invisibly within your ear, or would you rather have something less delicate and easier to handle? Do you spend a lot of time on the move and need a hearing aid that will stay put no matter what, or are you worried about feeling like something's inside your ear all the time? Your answers to these questions will help us understand which hearing aid style will suit your needs. Some styles are better for more or less severe hearing loss, and some are available with additional technology options. The hearing aid style you choose will not affect the overall cost of your hearing aids, whether you opt for custom-fit hearing aids or a different model.
The styles we carry include invisible-in-canal (IIC), completely-in-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear (BTE), and receiver-in-canal (RIC). Of these styles, we find that we fit the majority of our patients with receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids, which are popular due to their comfort and sound quality. Up until recently, they've also been the only hearing aid style with Bluetooth capability, but it's now possible to get custom-fit ITE and ITC hearing aids with connectivity. RIC-style hearing aids are also the only rechargeable instruments.