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Baker Hearing Aids, Hearing Aids & Assistive Devices, Macon, GA


Hearing Aids
 


Hearing Aids to Fit Your Needs

Hear more anywhere, anytime with hearing technology from Baker Hearing. We are an independent practice, meaning we are not affiliated with a single hearing aid brand. This offers advantages for clients because we have the freedom to pick the right device for each person. We will discuss lifestyle and help determine the best fit for the individual.  It is not necessary to know anything about hearing aid styles before you come in. We evaluate your situation and discuss options before making recommendations. You can always expect a range of good, better, and best hearing help, leaving the ultimate decision of what you want and how much you want to invest up to you.

What to Expect

You will have more relaxed hearing, more confidence and more satisfaction from your conversations.  Your auditory system will gradually adjust to the many speech sound benefits from hearing aids that will become available to you. Your ability to perceive speech more correctly will be enhanced and most conversations will be easier to follow.

Cleaning & Maintenance

We clean all brands of hearing aids, offering regular maintenance that protects your investment. We recommend quarterly in house deep cleaning.  We have supplies in stock for all major brands including but not limited to Starkey, ReSound, NuEar, Microtech, Oticon, Phonak, Siemens, Unitron, Miracle Ear, Beltone, Sonic Innovation, Argosy, Hansaton, Rexton, Widex, Audibel and Zounds. If we don't have the supplies, we will be glad to order them.


Programming

Nearly all hearing aids are digital and programmable, meaning that the prescription settings can be adjusted in office to suit your needs and preferences. As an independent practice, we are able to adjust the programming of many brands, including Starkey, NuEar, Oticon, Siemens, Resound, Phonak, Unitron, and Widex and more. Some hearing aid brands require proprietary software. Call ahead and we will advise as to whether we are able to assist with programming.

Repairs

We repair all makes and models including Starkey, NuEar, Oticon, Siemens, Resound, Phonak, Unitron, Resound, Starkey, Phonak, Siemens, Widex, Unitron, Audibel, Beltone, Miracle Ear, Audigy, Zounds, and many more. Whether a battery door has broken or the aid is not producing any sound, we will evaluate the issue and often be able to resolve the problem in house. If necessary, we can assist with sending the device to the manufacturer for repair.

Hearing Aid

Types of Hearing Aids

As the technology has improved, your hearing aid options have expanded greatly. With an evaluation and consultation, we can help you find the best choice for your situation. Your options include:

Completely-in-the-Canal

A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is custom fit inside of the ear canal. It improves mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. It uses very small batteries, which have a shorter life and may be more difficult for some clients to handle, but it is the smallest and least visible type of aid.  It is also less likely to pick up outside wind noise. It is a great choice for clients who want a nearly invisible hearing aid.

Completely-in-Canal Hearing Aid

In-the-Canal

An in-the-canal hearing aid is custom made and fits partly in the ear canal. A silicone impression is made of the client's ear and that impression is sent to the manufacturer to make the hearing aid. This custom fit allows comfortable use of the aid all waking hours. The aid is removed at night in order for the ear canal to dry naturally. This style can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults and is less visible in the ear than larger styles. 

In-the-Canal Hearing Aid

In-the-Ear

An in-the-ear hearing aid is custom made in two styles — one that fills most of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear (full shell) and one that fills only the lower part (half shell). Both are helpful for people with mild to severe hearing loss. Both include features such as volume control or multi memory buttons that are easy to adjust. They are generally easier to insert than other models and use larger batteries, which are easier to handle for some clients. These larger batteries also last longer than the smaller batteries. 

In-the-Ear Hearing Aid

Behind-the-Ear

A behind-the-ear hearing aid hooks over the top of the ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in the ear canal. This model is a good choice for someone who has a moderate to severe degree of hearing loss. New mini designs are streamlined and barely visible.

Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aid

Receiver-in-Canal or Receiver-in-the-Ear

The receiver-in-canal and receiver-in-the-ear styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver in the canal. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the pieces. It is less visible than most other options.

Receiver-in-Canal or Receiver-in-the-Ear Hearing Aid

Open Fit

An open-fit hearing aid is a variation of the behind-the-ear option. This style keeps the ear canal very open, allowing for low-frequency sounds to enter the ear naturally and avoids a hollow or plugged sound.  The high-frequency sounds are amplified almost exclusively through the hearing aid. This style is a good choice for people with high frequency hearing loss like hunters, pilots or people who have worked in construction. 

Open Fit Hearing Aid