Sacramento Hearing Aids & Amplifiers
Wearing high-quality hearing aids is important. But this alone isn’t enough. That’s because they must be custom-fit for the individual – complete with thorough testing in a range of different environments.
We test the different manufacturers in both noisy and quiet settings. We allow you to hear for yourself the difference in quality of sound, and explore the features and options.
After the testing when you have chosen the manufacturer that provides you the sound quality and clarity that allows you the best hearing . We then offer you the opportunity to “test drive” your hearing aids in the real world before committing to any single technology. This approach ensures you benefit from the highest possible sound clarity and audio improvement – given your own personal lifestyle.
WE WORK WITH ALL HEARING AID STYLES AND MANUFACTURERS TO HELP CHOOSE THE BEST DEVICE FOR YOU.
Learn more about how The Hearing Solution can help find the best hearing aid for you by watching this short video from owner and Doctor of Audiology Dr. Kirsten McWilliams.
Below are the hearing aid manufacturers we trust most. (All come with industry-leading warranty protection that covers repairs, damage and loss.)
Widex is world renowned for its unparalleled sound quality. Even when talking on the phone, you can hear a much wider spectrum of audio information – including those softer speech details that normally go undetected.
Widex was also one of the first hearing aids to leverage machine learning. They’re able to analyze your environment and prioritize the most important sounds automatically. But as the wearer, you can also adjust these audio settings using a dedicated app on your smartphone. In a noisy restaurant, for example, you can use the app to choose the best setting for that specific environment.
ReSound is beyond compare with richer sound quality, longer rechargeable battery life, an unrivaled full spectrum of Bluetooth streaming, and personalization remote programming without coming into the office - all in one product. With improved clarity, access to more sounds, and with a stronger signal between your hearing aids, your favorite environments become richer with ReSound. Right down to the finer details, ReSound offers you a brilliant experience with layers of sound - and inspires confidence in the moments that matter.
Oticon is one of the most innovative hearing device manufacturers with more than 110 years of experience putting the needs of people with hearing loss first. Oticon has spearheaded a number of technological breakthroughs which have made a significant difference for people with hearing loss. Oticon’s “brain first” audiological focus recognizes that speech understanding and comprehension are cognitive processes that happen in the brain. Oticon’s innovative BrainHearing™ technology is helping to provide better hearing with less effort by giving the brain the clearest, purest sound signals to decode.
The sounds around us are changing constantly and Phonak hearing aids are designed to adjust automatically to these changes so that you are always hearing your best. They have unique features that help cut out unwanted background noise and reduce the amount of effort it takes to listen and understand . Phonak hearing aids connect directly to all of your favorite devices including Android, Apple, and almost any other Bluetooth device. This makes it possible to have clear and easy phone calls or enjoy your favorite music right through your hearing aids. Phonak rechargeable hearing aids are reliable and easy to use. A quick charge delivers a full day of hearing. Including streaming phone calls, music and television.
Unitron is the only manufacturer who makes a hearing aid that you are able to upgrade later after your purchase. This is great for patients on a budget who may only be able to afford a basic level of technology but would like to upgrade to a more advance technology level in the future (even years later!). Unitron hearing aids are able to be tested by the patient in their environments and then adjusted and personalized based on their preferences. Unitron hearing aids connect directly to all of your favorite devices including Android, Apple, and almost any other Bluetooth device. They also come in a rechargeable option.
Signia stands for iconic innovation, introducing several world-first solutions like its latest hearing aid technology, Signia Xperience. The hearing aids on this new platform include Pure 312 X and the rechargeable Pure Charge&Go X, both of which feature acoustic-motion sensors for a complete analysis of your dynamic soundscape. Signia hearing aids offer direct connectivity to smartphones to stream phone calls with both iPhone and Android. Signia Xperience hearing aids measure more aspects of sound to deliver vastly improved hearing from any direction, in any situation – even when moving. They even have Own Voice Processing (OVP™) to process your own voice separate from other sounds.
Starkey is proudly the only US owned and operated manufacturer. Driven by innovation, Starkey offers the world’s first hearing aid to provide both superior sound quality with noise reduction and the ability to track body and brain health. As the first-ever hearing aid to feature integrated sensors and artificial intelligence, Starkey offers a multi-purpose device that redefines what a hearing aid can do: detecting falls and sending alerts, translating languages, transcribing voice-to-text, and offering a personal assistant in your ear that obeys voice commands to control your hearing aids, set reminders, and gives answers to your questions. All devices are Bluetooth compatible and rechargeability is an option.
What Are the Best Hearing Aids for You?
At The Hearing Solution, we work with a wide range of manufacturers, but we’re not partial to any single brand. If you prefer using a specific make or model that is not on this list, we can easily accommodate you.
However, we still encourage you to try some of the brands we carry – just so that you can hear the difference. Reading about features and benefits is one thing, but the true test is how well your hearing aids perform in the real world. Because of our process, you’ve gone through the screening, fitting, and customizations, resulting in the best solution for you.
Let Us Help You Find the Right Hearing Aids IN SACRAMENTO
If you’re still unsure which hearing aids are the right fit for your needs, we’re here to help.
Schedule a consultation with our audiologists to learn more about our process.
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Hearing Aids Faqs
How long will my hearing aids last?
Hearing aids that are properly cared for and maintained should last 3-5 years. Our patients typically wear their devices for 5-6 years before needing replacement, thanks to our biannual cleaning appointments and complimentary walk-in cleaning appointments.
Does my insurance cover the cost of hearing aids?
This is dependent upon your insurance. Many insurances provide some coverage for hearing aids. PERS Care and PERS choice, FEP and some Anthem Blue Cross Plans provide some benefit. The benefit differs from one plan to another and the provider may or may not be part of the insurance network. Some insurances will provide some in network and out of network coverage and some only provide in network coverages. Medicare, at this time, does not provide coverage for hearing aids. However, they may cover a portion of the audiometric evaluation if certain referral guidelines are met.
How do Bluetooth hearing aids work?
The Bluetooth in hearing aids works very well at transmitting the signal directly from the phone to the hearing aids. An amplified signal specific to the hearing loss of the individual is sent to both ears. Many devices allow for less amplification of the sounds in the environment which allows for better hearing. Bluetooth is a wireless communication platform allowing the transfer of data between two or more electronic devices. The technology uses radio waves set to a high frequency to transmit data without interference or security risks. Cell phones, tablets and televisions as well as special microphones developed specifically for hearing aid use all use a Bluetooth connection.
How much do Bluetooth hearing aids cost?
Bluetooth does not add to the consumer cost of a hearing aid. It is a feature within the hearing aid itself. Hearing aids range in price from $1200 to $3700 each.
Are Phonak hearing aids Bluetooth?
Phonak is a manufacturer of hearing aids and many of their styles include Bluetooth.
Are Bluetooth hearing aids safe?
Bluetooth devices give off less radiation than cell phones—only about one-tenth or less. The Bluetooth in the device itself is not sending a signal unless you are either streaming sound from your phone or receiving a phone call.
Which hearing aids have Bluetooth?
Most behind-the-ear style hearing aids that are a receiver in the ear or behind the ear have Bluetooth. Most in-the-ear style hearing aids do not have Bluetooth as of today, but this will be changing in the future.
How to pair Bluetooth hearing aids to a smartphone?
With most smartphones (iPhone and Android) and hearing aids, the hearing aid is paired to the phone via the settings on your phone. Bluetooth must be enabled on the smartphone.
Here are the directions for the general pairing of devices using an iPhone:
- Go to the Settings tab.
- Under Accessibility, go to Hearing - Hearing Devices.
- Put your hearing devices in the pairing mode by either opening and closing the battery doors, turning them off and then back on or placing the devices in the charger and removing them. The hearing aids will then be visible under MFi hearing devices, and your name will appear and the manufacturer and device model will appear.
- Next, you will be asked if you would like to pair your aid to the smartphone. Choose “yes” and this will appear twice, once for each hearing aid.
If you have additional questions about pairing your Bluetooth hearing aids to your smartphone, please check with your device manufacturer or audiologist. Also, on our blog, you'll find instructions from some of the top manufacturers.
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