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Hearing Aid Dispensers La Plata MD

Local resource for hearing aid dispensers in La Plata. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hearing assessmentw, hearing aids, hearing aid electronics, hearing instrumentw, hearing aid repair, and hearing aid maintenance, as well as advice an content on hearing aid prices.

Hearing Professionals Inc
(301) 710-5804
3460 Old Washington Rd Ste 203
Waldorf, MD
Services
Amplified Telephones, TV Ears, Alarm Clocks with Shakers, Pocket Talkers, Doorbell Signalers, Smoke detectors
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Massa and Associates
(703) 436-2688
2616 Sherwood Hall Ln Ste 408
Alexandria, VA
Services
Comprehensive Hearing EvaluationHearing Device Fitting and ServiceOtoacoustic Emissions (OAE)-Neonatal hearing screeningAuditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Electrocochleography (ECoG)Videonystagmography (VNG)Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
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 ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

ENT Specialists of Shady Grove
(301) 637-7234
9420 Key West Ave Ste 430
Rockville, MD
Services
Comprehensive hearing testingHearing aid consultations, fitting or repairCustom swimmolds, musician earmolds or ear protectionENG balance testingABR/ECoG diagnostic testingENT physician for medical evaluation or treatment
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 ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Maico Hearing Aid Service
(410) 698-6127
108 W Saratoga St Lower Level
Baltimore, MD
Services
We offer free hearing evaluations, and house calls are available. We repair all makes of hearing instruments. We also carry a full line of accessories such as batteries, earmolds, swim plugs, noise attinuators for workers, musicians, hunters and sport enthusiasts.We sell and service hearing aid products including the most advanced Digital and Bluetooth compatible hearing instruments available from the following manufacturers:Bernafon-Maico Phonak GN Danavox Siemens Micro-Tech Starkey Oticon Unit
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 02:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Insurance

Montgomery Otolaryngology
(301) 637-2541
19211 Montgomery Village Ave Ste B23
Gaithersburg, MD
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Discover,Diners Club,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Advanced Hearing Lorton Office
(703) 436-2686
8986 Lorton Station Blvd Ste 201
Lorton, VA
Services
Assistive Listening Devices (ALD''s) DemonstrationsAural RehabilitationComprehensive Audiological TestingHearing aid AccessoriesHearing Aid Checks/CleaningsHearing Aid ConsultationsHearing Aid Repairs/RemakesHearing Protection DevicesHigh Frequency AudiometryTo monitor ototoxicityImmittance TestingOtoacoustic EmissionsWe accept most major insurance companies.
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Insurance

Massa and Associates
(703) 436-2767
6355 Walker Ln Ste 411
Alexandria, VA
Services
Comprehensive Hearing EvaluationHearing Device Fittings and ServicesOtoacoustic Emissions (OAE)-Neonatal hearing screeningAuditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Electrocochleography (ECoG)Videonystagmography (VNG)Visual Reinforcement Audiometry
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 ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Dr. Gehris, Jordan &
(410) 698-6213
520 Upper Chesapeake Dr Ste 206
Bel Air, MD
Services
Our entire office, including doctors, nurse practitioner, audiologists and administrative staff will be available at the new location, including Dr. Gehris, who is not retiring. As always, our choice of hospitals for surgery will be based on patient preference, availability of patient’s primary care physician or supporting specialties, available operating time, and availability of special technology for certain highly specialized procedures.
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Sound Advice Hearing Aid Centers
(410) 713-4548
1118 E Main St
Salisbury, MD
Services
We offer these services to all our patients: The only practice on the Eastern Shore to offer Live Speech Mapping (scientific fitting verification) Free hearing evaluations for adults; Comprehensive hearing aid fittings; adjustments; 30 day trial period; Hearing aid repair; programming; Assistive listening devices; Access to the most technologically advanced instruments available
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Family Hearing Center At The
(301) 637-2008
2301 Research Blvd Ste 110
Rockville, MD
Services
Our Mission: To improve lives and expand possibilities for individuals with special needs.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment
Payment
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Hearing Loss Help » Hearing Aid Batteries–Regular or High Power?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Some brands of hearing aid batteries come in standard or high power versions. If your hearing aid is a power aid, then you may need the high power versions. However, if not, then buying high power batteries will not give you extra performance or longer battery life. In fact, they may give you shorter battery life. Here’s why.

According to Elliott Alexander of the Micropower Battery Company , high power batteries are designed to meet the higher current demands of power hearing aids. To design a high power battery, the manufacturer must sacrifice milli-amp hour capacity, so the high power battery will have less capacity than a standard battery.

Thus, if standard batteries meet the current requirements of your hearing aids, then they should last longer than similar high power batteries. This is not to say that high power batteries won’t work in any aid. They will. They just may not last as long and may cost more.

Here’s how you can tell if a battery is a high power battery or not. The letters following the battery size are an indication. For example, number 13 batteries are standard power, while number 13HP (Toshiba), 13EH (Rayovac) and 13P (PowerOne) are all high power batteries. The same letter combinations also hold true for number 675 batteries.

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Hearing Loss Help » Hearing Aids

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are outside, perhaps playing golf, or rough-housing with your kids/grandkids when you realize you are not hearing much anymore. One ear seems deaf. You clap your hands to your ears, and to your horror, you discover one of your expensive new hearing aids is missing.

You search for it in vain, but your nearly-invisible hearing aid refuses to be found. Now, not only can you not hear, but you are out big bucks to replace it.

This actually happened to Dennis. He had to pay a $650.00 insurance deductible to replace his lost hearing aid. This got him to thinking—and inventing. The result was a set of hearing aid connectors with the catchy name of “Loopum or Loseum”.

These little gizmos are not only effective and nearly invisible, but they don’t cost and arm and a leg either. Would you believe you can prevent your hearing aids from falling off your ears and getting lost for only $5.95? This has to be one of the best bargains around.

Who loses hearing aids? Think rambunctious kids. Think active adults. Think people with Alzheimer’s. Think people in nursing homes and hospitals where hearing aids regularly get lost. Also, think BTE hearing aids that are so small and light you forget you are even wearing them—such as open-fit aids and receiver in the ear (RITE) aids.

The Loopum connectors have two requirements. First, you must wear behind the ear (BTE) or over the ear (OTE) hearing aids. Second, you must also wear eyeglasses. (The Loopums also work with sunglasses.)

If this describes you, or one of your loved ones, maybe the Loopum connectors are for you.

The Loopums are small flexible plastic rings—imagine tiny clear elastic bands—that slide up the temple pieces of your eyeglasses. Then you pull the tube from the hearing aid body (BTE and open fit aids), or unplug it (RITE aids) and thread the tube through the Loopum ring, then reconnect it to the hearing aid body.

Now if one of your hearing aids falls out of your ear, it is firmly held to the eyeglass temple piece. It just hangs there by the Loopum until you put your aid back in your ear. You no longer have to search for lost aids.

The Loopums have another advantage—they stay with your glasses. Thus when you take your glasses off at night, your hearing aids come off with them—and are right there when you put your glasses on in the morning. You no longer have to wonder which aid goes in which ear either.

The same is true when you step into the shower. No more forgetting you are wearing your hearing aids and drown them. When you take off your glasses, off come your hearing aids too.

The only downside I see is that if you want to take yo...

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