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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Colorado Springs CO

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Colorado Springs, CO. 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.

Summit Hearing Center
(719) 387-1708
1817 N Union Blvd Ste C
Colorado Springs, CO
Services
Professional Services :Complete Audiological Services (comprehensive hearing test that includes air and bone conduction and speech audiometry). Test to determine cochlear status specifically hair cell function Video-Otoscopy examination of the ear canal Hearing instrument consultation Complementary demonstration of hearing instruments Fitting and programming digital instruments After each fitting real-ear measurements are taken to demonstrate and verify (by computer measurements) that your heari
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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 - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Exela Hearing Services LLC
(888) 762-3074
1715 N Weber Ste 360
Colorado Springs, CO
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Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-2564
300 Nickel St
Broomfield, CO
Services
Hearing Loss is complex. Each person has a different auditory sensitivity and personal preference for the world of sound. Both the diagnostic aspect of the hearing assessment and the rehabilitative component should honor your individual needs.If you or a loved one has a hearing problem, you need to be confident that the provider of services and products is technically skilled and personally concerned. New Digital Hearing Aid products are capable of remarkable acoustical performance, but they dem
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 AM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Hearing Services, LLC
(970) 460-3297
2001 S Shields St J2
Fort Collins, CO
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations. Offer the latest Digital Technology with Connectivity to Phones and TV. Free Demonstrations.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Columbine Audiology Hearing
(970) 425-4328
108 Delmar St
Sterling, CO
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SundayClosed
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Center For Hrg Speech and
(719) 387-0011
1329 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(719) 387-4433
6475 Wall St Ste 203
Colorado Springs, CO
Hours
Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Parker Center For Audiology
(303) 731-2542
11211 S Dransfeldt Rd Ste 133
Parker, CO
Services
What Can I Expect?Our audiologists will perform a thorough assessment of the hearing, beginning with a history interview. Questions will focus primarily on hereditary factors, exposure to workplace, military, or recreational noise, and medications prescribed for medical conditions.Audiologicial EvaluationAfter considering a patient''s history and performing a visual inspection of the outer ear, the audiologist will perform an audiological evaluation composed of a series of tests. The results of
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Community Hearing Center, inc.
(888) 632-4178
1186 Graves Ave Unit B
Estes Park, CO
Services
Hearing testing, Hearing aids sales, Hearing aid repairs, Hearing aid programming, Custom earmolds, Noise protection, Noise surveys, Musician Earmolds, Motorcycle ear protection, Communication earmolds, Vertigo diagnosis, BPPV treatment.We specialize in Ear wax Removal. We do have batteries.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Colorado ENT Specialists
(720) 251-2149
9397 Crown Crest Blvd Ste 431
Parker, CO
Services
We provide the following medical, surgical and audiology services for both adults and children.Nose & SinusComprehensive medical and surgical treatment of the nose and paranasal sinuses, including state-of-the-art image guided and minimally invasive sinus surgery. Laryngology (voice) Treatment of hoarseness, vocal cord paralysis, nodules and other voice and swallowing disorders. Otology (ear) Treatment for otitis media (ear infection), cholesteatoma (benign tumor of the middle ear), eardrum perf
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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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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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