Help and Support for Hearing Loss

and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Assistive Listening Devices Cedar Rapids IA

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Assistive Listening Devices. You will find informative articles about Assistive Listening Devices, including "Assistive Listening Devices to the Rescue!". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Cedar Rapids, IA that can help answer your questions about Assistive Listening Devices.

Eastern Iowa Hearing Aid Svc.
(319) 540-8092
5436 Blairs Forest Way NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Diners Club,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Iowa Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers
(888) 472-8592
214 S Iowa Ave
Washington, IA
Services
Hearing evaluation by Doctors of Audiology at all sites. Diagnosis and audiologic management/treatment of hearing problems Hearing aid prescription and fitting, using the latest digital hearing aid technology available. Speech mapping - documentation of hearing benefits Personalized Auditory Rehabilitation Program Comprehensive Patient Care Program Ear cleaning (wax removal) In-home, nursing home and hospital evaluations and follow up In-house hearing aid repair lab Handicapped accessibility at
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday08:30 AM - 12:30 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Jorgensen Hearing Center
(888) 484-1759
920 N Grand Ave
Spencer, IA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Diners Club,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Parker Audiology PC
(888) 454-2603
1640 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday08:30 AM - 12:30 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Dubuque Otolaryngology
(888) 430-8029
310 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA
Services
Allergy & sinus relief: complete & convenientSinus headaches, stuffy noses, allergy symptoms... most of us get them from time to time. But when sinus pain and pressure or serious allergy problems start interfering with your quality of life, it’s definitely time to see us. Our doctors, particularly Drs. Benda and White, offer the latest medical treatment and state-of-the-art surgical care to treat even the toughest sinus problems. Dr. Benda, our allergy specialist, and our allergy clinic te
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Insurance

Iowa Hearing Clinics
(319) 493-3257
2055 Kimball Ave Ste 300
Waterloo, IA
Services
The hearing products offered by Iowa Hearing Clinics represent an array of choices which means we can target the best technology to meet your need.
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

ENT Medical Services PC
(319) 471-4196
2615 Northgate Dr
Iowa City, IA
Services
Services available in our office include: Diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer Diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, sinus, thyroid and parathyroid disorders Diagnosis & treatment of sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia and restless leg syndrome CPAP & Somnoplasty treatment for sleep apnea, snoring & nasal congestion Diagnosis & treatment of inhalant allergies Pediatric ENT: tonsil, adenoid and ear tube placement Hearing restoration and hearing aids Audiograms Evaluation and treatment of ba
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Insurance

Korver ENT LLC
(888) 439-5039
909 Lincoln Cir SE Ste 2
Orange City, IA
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
(712) 587-9304
320 McKenzie Ave Ste 202
Council Bluffs, IA
Services
Balance and vestibular evaluationsHearing evaluations for infants, children and adultsHearing aid dispensingAssistive listening devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Dennis Porto M.D.
(515) 657-6675
6000 University Ave Ste 230
West Des Moines, IA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Assistive Listening Devices to the Rescue!

Assistive Listening Devices to the Rescue!

A Primer to Help You Get Started

© February 2008 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Hard of hearing people often lament, “Hearing aids don't work well for me, particularly in noisy places such as while driving in the car or talking in noisy restaurants.” They then ask, “What can I do in order to better hear my spouse and friends under such conditions? Being unable to communicate freely is putting a strain on my marriage and my friendships.”

Unfortunately, when most people lose some of their hearing, they are told to get hearing aids, as though hearing aids were the whole answer to hearing loss. The result is they become disillusioned with their hearing aids.

You see, hearing aids are not perfect, and in some listening situations such as in noisy places, or when you are at some distance from the speaker, they can be almost useless!

That’s where Assistive Listening Devices come in. They can largely overcome these two main limitations of hearing aids (noise and distance), and thus help you hear awesomely better.

Picture this. You have your hearing aids on and are sitting in your living room trying to listen to your favorite TV show. Only one problem. Your young grandkids are playing and shrieking right at your feet. Your hearing aids are picking up and amplifying all their racket. Your frustration mounts as you miss most of your program. Your hearing aids are just not helping you in this situation.

Now picture this same scenario. The grandkids are making just as much noise by your feet as before—but you sit there oblivious to their shrieks as you enjoy your favorite TV program—hearing it clearly without any interference. The difference is like night and day. That is what Assistive Listening Devices coupled with your hearing aids can do for you. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?—but once you’ve tried it, you’ll know it’s true!

Generally you can use assistive devices with, or without, your hearing aids—but teamed up with your hearing aids, they can make an awesome combination.

Benefits of ALDs

There are two major benefits of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs).

First, ALDs can bring distant sounds close to your ears. When you use ALDs properly, it sounds as if a person is talking directly into both of your ears at the same time, and not from a distance. As a result, their speech sounds much clearer—you understand more than you would with hearing aids alone. This is because with ALDs you now hear more of the high-frequency sounds that give speech much of its intelligence. Since these sounds are lost in the air with increasing distance, your hearing aids don’t pick them up as the distance increases. However, properly-used assistive devices do. This makes an enormous difference to your understanding people talking.

Second, ALDs, when properly used, cut out most background noise since the microphone is much closer to the speaker’s mouth than it is to the surrounding ba...

Click here to read more from The Center for Hearing Loss Help