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Hearing Aids

For years, patients have depended on us to provide this valuable service. We offer hearing aid services, as well as other specialized options to anyone in need of an Audiologist they can trust. At the Hearing Enhancement Center, we are dedicated to building long-lasting relationships based on trust and medical integrity with each and every single patient.

 

Hearing Enhancement Center offers a wide variety of hearing aids and products. Whether you're looking for something basic, or the latest technology for hearing, Hearing Enhancement Center Audiology has what you need. Our audiologists work with you individually to ensure that you get the hearing product that best suits your needs.

 

All major manufacturing brands are available, including made for iPhone hearing aids.

Manufacturing brands we work with include:

  • Oticon

  • Phonak

  • ReSound

  • Rexton

  • Signia (Siemens)

  • Sonic Innovations

  • Starkey

  • Unitron

  • Widex

Behind-the-ear hearing aids can be fit with custom ear molds for the perfect fit. Along with hearing aids, you can choose from assistive listening and alerting devices, such as wireless television headsets, telephone amplifiers, remote microphones, and even more products to make your life simpler!

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Hearing Protection

Custom fit products are made for your ears alone. Whether you are a musician who needs in-ear monitors or earplugs for hearing protection or someone who wants a special earpiece for their Bluetooth device, you will find the exact product that you need at the Hearing Enhancement Center.

In-Ear Studio Monitors for Musicians

Research has shown that musicians are more likely than the general population to suffer from hearing loss due to their profession. On top of time spent practicing instruments, concerts regularly exceed 110 dB SPL. This is loud enough to cause hearing damage in a matter of minutes. Musicians who do not wear hearing protection face an increased likelihood of hearing loss at an early age, and they risk their careers in the process.

Our in-ear musicians’ monitors are custom-fit to the unique contours of your ear, so they fit comfortably for your entire performance. The snug yet comfortable seal ensures that you only hear sounds through your monitors at a volume that is appropriate for you. Our products are designed to preserve your hearing by protecting your ears from loud dangerous sound levels that often come from the profession. The sound quality of our products are second to none.


 

Hearing Protection for Hunting

As a hunter, your ears face the risk of immediate damage from the loud impact produced by gunshots. At the Hearing Enhancement Center we provide a variety of custom-fit, essential protective gear for hunters and shooters, military and police personnel, and industrial and manufacturing professionals. The hearing protection we fit you with take into account the unique contours of your individual ears, which helps to ensure it’s comfortable to wear.

We offer both standard hearing protection and electronic hearing protection for use wherever and whenever loud noise is a problem. 
 

Ear Protection for Swimmers

Although there isn’t much to hear underwater, seasoned swimmers understand the importance of having ear protection to help prevent swimmer’s ear, surfer’s ear, and eardrum ruptures. Ear protection for swimmers help the ears equalize underwater. Our products are custom fit to create tight seals that keep the ear canal dry. Regular swimmers, or those who spend several hours per week performing activities in water, are encouraged to be fit for ear protection.
 

Ear Protection for Sleeping

There are many factors that go into what makes a good night’s sleep. One of these key factors is blocking out unwanted nighttime noises that keep you awake when you should be resting deeply. Examples of such noises include street noise, loud neighbors, or even a snoring partner. With our custom-fit ear protection, you’ll hardly know these sounds are there because our products are uniquely fit to the contours of your ears.

 

Getting poor sleep at night means you go to work the next day tired, have low energy and poor concentration, and are probably more stressed than you otherwise would have been. Call the Hearing Enhancement Center today for a solution to snoring, traffic, loud neighbors, and other factors that can ruin the most important part of your night.

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Tinnitus Management

Who can develop tinnitus?

All age groups and both sexes are susceptible.  At any one time around 10% of the population experience tinnitus.

What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a noise generated in our own auditory pathways. The cause is not completely understood, but it is clear that there are multiple possible mechanisms for tinnitus generation which might explain why there is no “cure all” treatment so far. It can often occur following exposure to loud noise, including music, guns, and loud machinery. It can also result from certain ototoxic medications, ear diseases, head and/or neck trauma, viral infections, diabetes, and TMJ. The symptoms of tinnitus include a perceivable noise in the ears, such as ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, pulsating, or whistling. This noise may be intermittent or continuous, in one or both ears, and can fluctuate in tonal quality.

What can be done?

If your tinnitus is related to noise exposure a simple way to avoid it is to have custom-fitted ear protection made to protect you from further damage.

  • Although there are no specific cures for tinnitus, anything that reduces stress can help. Many individuals find their tinnitus gets worse when they are anxious or distressed.

  • Calming body-based therapies, such as counseling and psychotherapy can help restore well-being, which in turn allows one's perception of their tinnitus to settle.

  • Many people say they notice tinnitus less when they are active and doing something, so this suggests keeping your mind occupied helps.

  • Quiet uneventful, relaxing music, such as a fan or a water feature at bedtime, can often help distract from the tinnitus sound.

It's important to note the majority of sufferers endure an acute phase of distress when the problem begins, followed by an improvement over time.  For a minority of patients, however, the distress is on-going, and they will require specialist support.

Contact Us

If you are worried about your tinnitus, our hearing healthcare providers can help you decide on the best course of action for you. Although having tinnitus does not mean you will automatically have hearing loss, it is advisable to have your hearing checked as well.

Contact us at the phone number listed at the bottom of this page, or on the home page of this website.

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Wax Removal and Ear Care

What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax (also known as "cerumen") is produced by glands in the ear canal. It is an important part of the ear’s natural defense system. It has natural lubricating properties and contains an anti-bacterial agent to help prevent infections.  Furthermore, it helps to trap and fight off foreign bodies and debris. Wax only forms in the outer third of the ear canal and usually, it slowly works its way out of the ear, bringing debris with it. As a result, wax works much like a natural cleaning system for the ear.

What to do if you have a wax build up?

If wax builds-up, your ears may feel dry, itchy, full, or painful and you might experience some hearing loss. If so, call us for an appointment at 949-645-0886 to schedule an appointment to see one of our Audiologists to find the best solution for you. Our hearing healthcare providers can remove it for you safely and painlessly. 

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Hearing Aid Supplies

We provide wax filters, domes and other replacement parts for your hearing aids as required. We are also able to supply a range of hearing aid sanitizing kits, electronic dryers and dehydrating jars to keep your hearing aids in good condition.