One on One Quality, Professional Service
John has been in the Hearing Instrument Industry for over 20 years! His vast experience and knowledge with the different types of technology allow him to provide the highest quality of service. John has really made his footprint here in the Brevard community, just ask a neighbor or friend!
Andy is the newest addition to our practice. As he is going through the training process, he is learning from some of the best practitioners around! His dad and sister (John and Julie) have taken him under their wing and are giving him the knowledge and experience that is needed to excel in this field. Andy has been welcomed so warmly by our patient base, and is glad to be part of the family team.
Julie has been born and bred into this industry. Working with her dad from the young age of 14, she has the experience and knowledge to handle almost any problem or question that comes her way! Julie is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, and a member of several organizations for the hearing impaired.
Sandy has been John's right arm now for over 7 years. Her experience as a Patient Care Coordinator in the Hearing Instrument industry is what really sets her apart from the rest. Sandy is part of our family, and most of our patients consider her part of theirs!
Palm Bay Hearing Aid Center has been providing comprehensive hearing care and amplification services to the Palm Bay/Melbourne community since 2007. Our professional staff focuses on your individual satisfaction to improve the quality of your life through better hearing. Protecting your hearing can make a big difference. We can help you protect your hearing from further deterioration through education about what affects your hearing, as well as the proper use and care of hearing protection devices.
Hearing aids are available in more styles and sizes than ever before, thanks to miniaturization of electronics and a new focus in the hearing industry on style and design. Now, more and more people can wear tiny, nearly invisible models, or sleek styles that are much less conspicuous than the latest Bluetooth headsets. In-the-Ear Style Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a cast or impression of the ear. They're available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles--each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.
Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC): The smallest custom style, CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal as they're nearly invisible when worn.
In-the-Canal (ITC): ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they're slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.
Half Shell (HS): Half shell models fill half the bowl of the outer ear. Like ITC models, their size enables the addition of features such as directional microphones, volume controls and push buttons to activate special settings for different listening environments. Because of their size, they may be easier than smaller models to handle for some people and yet are still often disguised by hairstyles or sideburns. This hearing aid style looks similar to the ITC hearing aid when worn on the ear, but is slightly larger.
Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE): Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles, and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they're widely recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE): BTE models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sounds down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal. BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs.
Mini BTE with slim tube and tip: Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and have ultra-thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn't occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as "open fitting" and is recommended for mild to moderate high frequency losses.
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