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Assistive Listening Devices Olympia WA

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Audiology/Hear Center
(360) 464-4178
700 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA
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SundayClosed
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Columbia Hearing Centers
(509) 283-7011
9922 N Nevada St
Spokane, WA
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Digital Vs AnalogDigital cameras, digital televisions, digital telephones, digital sounds… The word “digital” is used more frequently with all kinds of products. But what is digital? Is it really as great as they say?Analog or digital- what’s the difference?If you’ve read or heard about hearing aids, you may have noted that there are two types: analog and digital. Analog technology is the conventional way of treating sound, digital technology is the most modern way
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South Seattle Otolaryngology
(206) 792-9324
16259 Sylvester Rd SW Ste 505
Burien, WA
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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, also known as Otolaryngologists, attend to disorders in the ears, nose and throat and associated areas of the neck and base of the skull. Our ENT surgeons have training in otolaryngology with additional specialized training in:Otology (Ear Specialty): * Ear tube placement (PET) * Surgery for chronic ear disease (Mastoidectomy) * Ear drum repair (Tympanoplasty) * Surgery for hearing restoration (Ossiculoplasty, Stapedectomy) * Cauliflower ear
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Columbia Basin Hearing
(509) 392-4242
215 Van Giesen St
Richland, WA
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Audiological EvaluationHearing Aid ServicesVestibular EvaluationFall Risk AssessmentTinnitus EvaluationPediatric EvaluationAPD Evaluation
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SundayClosed
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Highline Hearing Professionals (formerly Highline Audiology)
(206) 792-9355
14400 Ambaum Blvd SW Ste G
Burien, WA
Services
We provide maintenance and minor repairs for most hearing aids in our office.When we cannot fix a hearing aid in-house, we can send it to the original manufacturer or to an all-make repair lab. Often the aids can be returned to original specifications. Instruments sent out for repair are generally ready to be picked up in ten days to two weeks.We offer no-charge loaner instruments to patients who must send their hearing aids in for repair.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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South Sound Audiology
(360) 464-2498
420 Lilly Rd NE Ste 102
Olympia, WA
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Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance with OSHA guidelines.Diagnostic TestingIf a hearing loss
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Kitsap Audiology
(360) 362-4403
2601 Cherry Ave Ste 211
Bremerton, WA
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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 - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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The Vancouver Clinic Inc PS
(360) 335-3075
2525 NE 139th St Ste 220
Vancouver, WA
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* Allergy/ImmunologyThe Allergy and Immunology Clinic offers comprehensive management of allergic, asthmatic and immunologic disorders in children and adults. They also offer skin testing, testing for asthma and allergy injections. * Oncology (Cancer Care)Our department treats a full range of cancer including: * Lung Cancer * Colorectal Cancer * Breast Cancer * Lymphoma * Hematologic CancerWe also participate in clinical trials. * Audiology * Hearing tests * Hearing
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Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Northwest Vestibular Svcs PLLC
(206) 701-6952
418 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA
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Vancouver Ent Head & Neck
(360) 369-4621
1405 SE 164th Ave Ste 102
Vancouver, WA
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Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic of the Northwest Services There are seven subspecialities within Otolaryngology: Otology, Head and Neck Cancer, Allergy, Plastic Surgery of the Face, Eyes and Neck, Laryngology, Rhinology, and Airway Management. Board Certified Otolaryngologists are trained in these areas. In addition to the subspecialty areas, ancillary services provided are Audiology, Hearing Aids, Balance and Dizziness Center, and On-Site Ambulatory Surgery Center. Otology Ear Surgery Acute a
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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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...

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