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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Edison NJ

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Edison, NJ. 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.

Parkins Hearing Aid Center
(732) 372-4875
42 Parsonage Rd
Edison, NJ
Services
We service all hearing aid models, making sure you have the proper fit.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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JFK Medical Center The Center for Audiology
(732) 372-4867
65 James St
Edison, NJ
Services
At The Center for Audiology at JFK we offer comprehensive audiological testing. Our full service department is ready to assist you with all of your hearing and balance needs from complete audiological evaluations to hearing aid fittings and hearing aid support groups. Our qualified professional staff members also offer additional services including tinnitus, auditory processing, and numerous balance tests.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Granville Brady Jr. Aud.
(732) 993-7412
10 Auer Ct Ste C
East Brunswick, NJ
Services
ABR-Diagnostic & ScreeningAudiometric Evaluations: AdultsComprehensive hearing evaluations including compensation cases & patients with suspected nerve type hearing losses.Audiometric Evaluations: Adults: PediatricsNeontal hearing assessments & complete pediatric battery of testsCAP TestingAssessment of children and adults with auditory perceputal problems & language-learning difficulties--East Brunswick officeEar MoldsCustom-made noise protection earmoldsCustom-made cellphone ear piecesSwim Mol
Hours
SundayClosed
Payment
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Total Hearing Care - Watchung
(908) 731-6874
40 Stirling Rd Ste 202
Watchung, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Inner Ear Institute
(718) 285-6463
4262 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Total Hearing Care - Edison
(908) 731-6893
4 Progress St Ste A1
Edison, NJ
Services
Authorized sales and service of major digital hearing aid brandsHearing Tests and EvaluationsHearing Aid Cleanings and AdjustmentsHearing Aid Battery SalesSales of Assisted Listening DevicesMedicaid Provider
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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Rana Sahni MD
(732) 770-4145
534 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,Tuesday03:00 PM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,Thursday03:00 PM - 06:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Otolaryngology
(732) 387-5404
557 Cranbury Rd Ste 3
East Brunswick, NJ
Services
Services CoveredHead and neck cancerSinus diseasesProblems of the mouth and throatProblems of the neckEar diseasesVoice problemsSpeech problems Tinnitus Swallowing Disorders Snoring Balance Problems Hearing Loss
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 07:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 07:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Summit Medical Group P.A.
(908) 988-0178
1 Diamond Hill Rd
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Services
Allergy/ImmunologyHypersensitive or immune system reactionsAmbulatory SurgeryOutpatient surgical proceduresAnesthesiologyGeneral anesthesia, local anesthesia, or sedationAudiologyAssistance with hearing loss and hearing aidsBBehavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy CenterCounseling services for emotional and situational problemsBreast Health CenterBreast HealthCCardiologyDisorders of the heart and blood vesselChiropractic MedicineSpinal adjustments and soft tissue therapyClinical TrialsLeading-ed
Hours
SundayClosed
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Outpatient Center At Monroe
(609) 301-4563
300 Overlook Dr
Jamesburg, NJ
Services
The Outpatient Center at Monroe Audiology program offers comprehensive audiological testing. Our full service hearing aid department is ready to assist you with all of your hearing needs from complete audiological evaluations to hearing aid fittings and hearing aid support groups.
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 AM ,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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