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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Boise ID

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Boise, ID. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hearing aids, hearing aid devices, local doctors as well as information on hearing centers and content on hearing.

Treasure Valley Hearing &
(208) 350-6272
1084 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
Services
We provide hearing evaluations for all ages. Tinnitus evaluations and solutions, batteries, custom hearing protection and molds for MP3 players, swimming, hunting, etc. We clean and check all brands of hearing aids. We sell batteries, amplified telephones and anything else necessary for your ears!
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Hearing Aid Counselors
(208) 944-2564
1239 Poleline Rd E Ste 314C
Twin Falls, ID
Services
•  Comprehensive Hearing Testing •  Hearing Aid Demonstration •  Speech Discrimination Testing •  Insurance Assistance •  Hearing Educational Seminars •  Aural Rehabilitation •  Extended Warranties •  Special Financing OAC* •  Free Hearing Screenings •  Tympanometry •  Hearing Aid Sales •  Coping Strategies •  Referral Programs •  Assistive Devi
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Valley E N T Group P A
(208) 816-4083
330 Warner Dr
Lewiston, ID
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Regional Hearing & Balance
(208) 881-9505
32 Madison Professional Park
Rexburg, ID
Services
Testing (all tests include history and otoscopy) Adult Hearing Comprehensive Hearing evaluation (standard hearing testing protocol): Pure tone Air and Bone Speech threshold Discrimination Tympanograms Reflexes Reflex decay Screen: Pure tone air only
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Pocatello Hearing Zone
(208) 904-0459
4155 Yellowstone Ave Pine Ridge Mall
Pocatello, ID
Services
What We Do We are committed to excellence in service. At Hearing Zone, you will be treated with kindness and respect. You will receive the most excellent technical service available from some of the most experienced and caring professionsals in the country. You will also be offered competitive pricing made possible by our three state buying power. We look forward to helping you hear better soon!
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment
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Treasure Valley Hrg &
(208) 546-0415
1463 Caldwell Blvd Ste 54
Nampa, ID
Services
The Friends & Family Better Hearing Program extends to employees, their friends and family, an exclusive hearing health benefit offering free testing and discounted hearing products. It provides you access to a relationship with the most experienced professionals in the industry, top quality patient care and and access to exceptional technology
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Regional Hearing And
(208) 643-0848
3345 Merlin Dr Ste 200
Idaho Falls, ID
Services
Testing (all tests include history and otoscopy)Adult Hearing Comprehensive Hearing evaluation (standard hearing testing protocol):Pure tone Air and BoneSpeech threshold Discriminat Tympanograms ReflexReflex dec Screen: Pure tone air only Central Auditory ProcessingComprehensive Hearing evaluation Central Processing test batterySpeech in noise comprehension testing HINT (Used by some government agencies) SPRINT (MilitaQuick SIN Aided threshold Pediatric Hearing Newborn (Standard Protocol, p
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Treasure Valley Hrg &
(208) 546-0415
1463 Caldwell Blvd Ste 54
Nampa, ID
Services
The Friends & Family Better Hearing Program extends to employees, their friends and family, an exclusive hearing health benefit offering free testing and discounted hearing products. It provides you access to a relationship with the most experienced professionals in the industry, top quality patient care and and access to exceptional technology
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Treasure Valley Hearing &
(208) 350-6272
1084 N Cole Rd
Boise, ID
Services
We provide hearing evaluations for all ages. Tinnitus evaluations and solutions, batteries, custom hearing protection and molds for MP3 players, swimming, hunting, etc. We clean and check all brands of hearing aids. We sell batteries, amplified telephones and anything else necessary for your ears!
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Hearing Aid Counselers
(208) 650-4081
1534 Overland Ave
Burley, ID
Services
• Free Hearing Screenings• Tympanometry• Hearing Aid Sales• Coping Strategies• Referral Programs• Assistive Device Sales• Offsite Assistance• Battery Club• Comprehensive Hearing Testing• Hearing Aid Demonstration• Speech Discrimination Testing• Insurance Assistance• Hearing Educational Seminars• Aural Rehabilitation• Extended Warranties• Special Financing OAC
Hours
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
Payment
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Hearing Aids Can Help You Hear Better

Hearing Aids

© September 1999 by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. 

Question: Are hearing aids the real answer to help me hear better?

Answer: That’s a good question. Obviously, hearing aids help us hear better by making sounds louder to compensate for our diminished hearing. That is their primary purpose and they do quite a good job of it too in many cases. However, hearing aids do several other things too such as processing sounds and attempting to filter out undesirable noise. Perhaps one of the lesser-known, yet vitally important things they do is to compress sounds to fit our reduced dynamic hearing range. This means they increase the volume of soft sounds, yet at the same time, automatically limit the volume of loud sounds so they don’t hurt our ears.

For example, when I listen to classical music without my hearing aids, the volume appears to vary dramatically. When only the strings are playing I often don’t hear a thing. However, if I turn the volume up to hear these fainter sounds when the whole orchestra fires up that volume hurts my ears. As a result, it is very hard to enjoy such music. However, when wearing my hearing aids, they amplify the soft sounds so I can hear them and at the same time limit the loud sounds so I can bear them. The result is that I enjoy listening to music much more with my hearing aids on.

However, you must realize that as good as modern hearing aids are, you need to remember that they are still only aids to better hearing. They do not restore hearing to normal. Hearing aids are far from perfect. At best they typically only restore your hearing to the equivalent of a mild loss. Many first time hearing aid users don’t like the unnatural sounds they now hear, nor do they like all the noise they now have to try to hear through. This is not so much the fault of the hearing aids as it is of our faulty ears.

You see, when we lose our hearing to some degree or other, strange things happen to our ears at the same time. One of these is that we lose our ability to filter out extraneous noise like we used to. Another is that we no longer hear as clearly as we used to. To us sounds are now "fuzzy". This means that we often cannot distinguish between two words that are similar in frequency—for example "sun" and "fun." Generally the worse our hearing loss is, the fuzzier our hearing becomes.

Therefore, we need more help than just the amplification that hearing aids give us. You must realize that hearing aids alone are not the total answer. You need to combine the help you get with hearing aids with other coping strategies. One of the most effective coping strategies is speechreading. (Lip reading was the old term.) With speechreading the words "fun" and "sun" are relatively easy to distinguish by watching the persons face. For example, I may hear the "un" sound and speechread the "s" or the "f" sound...

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