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Hearing Aid Manufacturers Garland TX

Local resource for hearing aids manufacturers in Garland, TX. 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.

James B. Maddox MD PA
(972) 468-8025
777 Walter Reed Blvd Ste 200
Garland, TX
Services
We Offer Full Service for Your Ears and Hearing * Medical examination of your ears by a board-certified otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat doctor) * Complete hearing evaluation by a Doctor of Audiology * Digital hearing aids * Full shell to completely-in-the-canal hearing aids available * Thirty (30) day trial period on all hearing aids * Extended repair warranties on all hearing aids * Loss and damage coverage on all hearing aids * Hearing aid batteries by mail at great p
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SundayClosed
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Calvert Hearing Care
(888) 473-2316
2645 Arapaho Rd Ste 121
Garland, TX
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SundayClosed
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White Rock ENT
(214) 506-1003
1130 Beachview St Ste 240
Dallas, TX
Services
The Audiology Center of Dallas at White Rock ENT offers comprehensive audiologic assessment and rehabilitation services that include: the latest digital amplification (hearing aids) and assistive communication devices (FM systems). Custom earmolds, including swim plugs (to keep moisture from entering the ear canal), and custom fit hearing protection (to help reduce damage when in a noisy environment)
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North Texas Hearing Consultants
(214) 731-7078
8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 420
Dallas, TX
Services
Comprehensive Diagnostic Audiometric EvaluationsMiddle Ear Analysis Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions Vestibular Testing and TreatmentComplete Hearing Aid CareThis is an area where our practice truly shines. We take a lot of time upfront to determine exactly where you are having difficulties hearing and understanding. We then review the hearing solutions available to you and provide comprehensive counseling on what you can expect during the hearing aid fitting and each week after. The aud
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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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Texas Medical And Surgical
(214) 390-7944
8440 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 500
Dallas, TX
Services
ear, nose and throataudiologyobstetrics and gynecologypediatricsrheumatology
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North Dallas ENT
(972) 468-8106
7150 N George Bush Hwy Ste 200
Garland, TX
Services
AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related, a symptom in one place could be the result of a problem in another. We’ll take the time to carefully examine the source of your problem, then provide the most appropriate treatment. PediatricInfants and children experience ear, nose and throat problems that are unique to their young ages and require special equipment for hearing tests, a pediatric-trained anesthesiologist and dedicated operating rooms. Facial Plastic and Recons
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ENT Consultants of N. Texas
(972) 468-8108
7150 N. George Bush Hwy Ste 202
Garland, TX
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UT Southwestern Medical Center
(214) 731-7105
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Room G7.236
Dallas, TX
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Dallas Ear, Nose, & Throat
(214) 919-7015
9301 N Central Expressway Carrell Clinic Bldg -Ste 560
Dallas, TX
Services
diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and dispensing, medical clearance for hearing aids, hearing aid repairs & service, assistive listening devices & amplified telephones, hearing protection for noise, hunter''s noise protection, musician''s monitors
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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UTD Callier Center
(888) 904-6215
811 Synergy Park Blvd
Richardson, TX
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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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