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At Sioux Falls Audiology, we understand there is a wealth of information available when it comes to hearing devices, which can be confusing and overwhelming. Don’t stress, there is a hearing device available that will work for you, and Dr. Norgaard is here to help you find it.
Why Choose an Audiologist over a Pharmacy?
There is a huge difference between seeing a professional Audiologist compared to a staff member in Costco or Sam’s club about your hearing issues.
What sets Dr. Norgaard apart from anyone you can walk up to in a grocery store pharmacy is the years of education and wide range of healthcare training to give patients the best and most accurate diagnosis and treatment.
The scope of practice that Audiologists are capable of and the quality of hearing aids that Dr. Norgaard works with make Sioux Falls Audiology Associates your best solution for all aspects of your hearing healthcare.
If you are tech savvy, ask about the apps available to connect your smartphone to your hearing device. From amplifying sound to streaming movies or music directly to your hearing aid, these apps offer a wide selection of convenient services for the hearing challenged.
Smartphone technology now makes it possible to easily adjust your hearing aid settings right from your phone, fine-tuning volume and even changing the directionality of its microphones when in background noise. This technology also enables your provider to adjust your hearing aids remotely.
Hearing aids are now available with Bluetooth technology, which allows you to connect wirelessly to your smart devices, including televisions, tablets, cell phones and more. You can once again enjoy watching movies or listening to music with friends and family.
Wireless Streaming Devices
You do not have to have hearing loss to enjoy the benefits of wireless streaming. If music is an integral part of your workout, you can stream music and track your progress at the same time. A built-in heart rate sensor in these earphones delivers information to your smartphone so you can track your progress in real time.
Hearing Aid Brands
At Sioux Falls Audiology, we believe that the hearing aid that best fits your lifestyle is the one you’re most likely to use and will help you find the hearing aid that suits your unique situation at a cost that fits your budget.
Below are some of the manufacturers we work with:
Hearing Aids We Offer
As an independently owned and operated practice, we work with all of the leading hearing aid manufacturers. Below you'll find the latest hearing aid models from the best brands on the market. Our audiologist will guide you to the most appropriate model for your hearing challenges.
The Sonic Radiant is a Made-for-iPhone hearing device that offers users hands-free communication for iPhone and iPad to help make calls more convenient and comfortable. Radiant is also the first Sonic hearing aid to support direct audio streaming on compatible Android devices. It has a number of other features, including rechargeable batteries, IP68 water resistance, available telecoil and more.
Unitron Moxi Blu
Featuring Unitron's new advanced signal processing system, Integra OS, the Unitron Moxi Blue hearing aids offer users the the latest in sound management and connectivity. There are a number of styles to choose from, including the rechargeable B-R and B-RT models. With great aesthetics, seamless connectivity and easy personalization, the Blu devices are a great option for those looking to upgrade their hearing tech.
The Phonak Audeo Paradise hearing aid is for mild to profound hearing loss and includes features like speech understanding, personalized noise canceling and universal connectivity with unrivaled hearing experience. In addition, Phonak has also developed a waterproof option (Paradise Life), as well as rechargeable styles using the latest in Lithium-Ion charging technology.
Starkey Evolv AI is a hearing device with embedded artificial intelligence to improve the overall patient experience. Not only does Evolv AI have great sound quality, but as the world’s first "healthable" hearing aid, it allows users to take a proactive approach to their hearing and wellness with brain and body activity tracking, and more (via the Starkey Thrive app). In addition, the Mask Mode makes it easier for those with hearing loss to hear better while wearing masks.
Typically, sound processed in a hearing device reaches the eardrum later than sound heard directly. And when these two ‘out of sync’ sound signals mix, you get an artificial or tinny sound. The new MOMENT hearing aid uses the new PureSound technology to dramatically reduce this delay and deliver the most pure, natural sound ever. The MOMENT hearing aids have a number of other features, including rechargeability, bluetooth and tinnitus features.
Resound One hearing aids use a new M&RIE design (also called Microphone & Receiver-In-Ear design). By placing an additional microphone inside the ear canal, Resound is able to deliver improved sound quality and better overall direction and depth in sound environments. With One, you also get improved bluetooth connectivity, rechargeable battery options and hands-free calling with iPhone and iPads.
The new Oticon More hearing aid processes sound 500 times a second through its Deep Neural Network to figure out what sounds are most important to the hearing aid wearer. These new devices are designed to reduce cognitive stress and free up the brain to perform other important tasks. Most Oticon More styles also come equipped with telehealth (virtual), tinnitus, rechargeable and bluetooth features.
Signia AX hearing aids use Signia's new Augmented Xperience (AX) platform to give wearers a better listening experience. These devices use two separate processors: one for sounds in focus, like your conversation - and the other for surrounding sounds. As a result, 100% of participants in a recent study reported excellent speech understanding in their home environment.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDS)
If you have hearing loss, it is likely hearing aids will be a tremendous help in your daily life. But what about those special situations when your hearing aids aren’t quite enough? Special devices called assistive listening devices (ALDs) are useful for listening to conversations on the phone, watching favorite shows on television, watching performances or speakers in public places and classrooms and even waking to an alarm clock in the morning or hearing the doorbell.
There is a surprisingly large array of ALDs on the market today, with many geared toward very specific needs. Some of these devices are made to work specifically with certain hearing aids, while others are stand-alone and can be helpful even if you don’t yet wear hearing aids. Visit us to learn more about ALDs and how they can improve your communication.