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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Erie PA

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Erie, PA. 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.

Ear Nose & Throat Specialists
(814) 806-2223
3580 Peach St
Erie, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced Hearing Systems
(814) 806-2213
3424 Peach St
Erie, PA
Services
Advanced Hearing ServicesWhat to expect during your hearing evaluation.Our professional and caring staff will perform a comprehensive battery of tests specifically designed to present an accurate assessment of the nature of your hearing loss.These tests include: * Patient profile interview * Word recognition test to evaluate our ability to hear speech clearly * Audiometric test of frequency-specific sensitivity * Dynamic range testing to determine the range of sounds most comfortable
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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D. L. Abbott Hearing Aid Ctr.
(888) 719-4927
23 James Street
Towanda, PA
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
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Geisinger Medical Center
(570) 437-8025
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA
Services
LEADERS IN HEALTHCAREGeisinger Health system combines expert compassionate care with the most advanced technology. Every day, Geisinger doctors, nurses and other healthcare specialists work together to provide the highest excellence of patient care. Click for the complete list of Geisinger Health Services.Program HighlightsTransplant SurgeryGeisinger is one of a few transplant centers in the United States using tolerogenic immunosuppression — a unique approach that limits the amount of ste
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SundayClosed
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Otolaryngology Physicians of Lancaster
(717) 283-4608
810 Plaza Blvd
Lancaster, PA
Services
Diagnostic Audiologic EvaluationsHearing Aids and Wireless TechnologyCustom Noise ProtectionTinnitus TreatmentMedical Services for:Hearing LossDizziness and VertigoSinus and Nasal ProblemsSnoring and Sleep ApneaPediatric Ear,Nose and Throat DisordersHoarseness and Voice ProblemsThyroid and Parathyroid DisordersHead and Neck Cancer
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
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Erichson Hearing Aid
(814) 806-2987
2716 Peach St
Erie, PA
Services
LIFETIME LISTENINGexclusively from Erichson Hearing Aid CenterLifetime Services Compare to Other Brands Contact Us TodayThe hallmark of Erichson Hearing Aid Center, Lifetime ListeningSM is a complete hearing healthcare program that guarantees you the best value in technology and service: Hearing evaluation by certified hearing specialist Personalized product selection and fitting Quarterly cleaning and adjustments Annual audiometric screenings ; Annual hearing aid evaluations
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
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Erie Audiology Inc.
(814) 806-2226
2550 W 8th St
Erie, PA
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SundayClosed
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Cumberland Valley Medical Svc.
(717) 496-0007
755 Norland Ave Ste 202
Chambersburg, PA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Uhrings Hearing And
(814) 251-9029
6678 Towne Center Blvd
Huntingdon, PA
Services
Auditory processing evaluations and therapy; hearing evaluations for adults, children and infants; hearing aid fittings and repairs; and evaluations for balance disorders.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing Center of NE Pennsylvania, LLC
(570) 763-4123
601 Wyoming Ave
Kingston, PA
Services
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs):Sometimes hearing aids are not the only solution so we offer a variety of devices to help in specific situations, including: Infrared Amplifiers for the TV, Telephone amplifiers, Alerting systems, Amplified telephone ringers,& personal FM systems. Audiometric Evaluations: Adults &Pediatrics: Audiometric evaluations are offered daily by appointment. This is what you may refer to as the hearing test. Using state of the art equipment, we will perform a complete
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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 ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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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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