Having trouble with your hearing?
Better hearing for the life you live
At Berrie’s Hearing & Optical Center we are dedicated to improving hearing through education, technology and excellent customer service. Our Doctor of Audiology will evaluate your hearing and provide solutions in a comfortable and professional setting.
Our services include:
- Assessment of hearing disorders
- Advanced digital hearing aid solutions for your hearing needs, lifestyle and budget
- Custom ear plugs for swimmers, musicians, and those exposed to significant noise
- Repair, service and reprogramming of most major manufacturers’ hearing aids
- Hearing aid batteries, parts, and accessories available for purchase in our retail shop
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What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a healthcare professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the auditory (hearing) system. Audiologists are trained to diagnose, manage and/or treat hearing problems. They dispense hearing aids.
What causes hearing loss?
In the vast majority of cases, hearing loss occurs as a result of damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. There are many causes of hearing loss, including aging, noise exposure, medications, and genetics, among others.
How much do hearing aids cost?
Much like all technology devices, hearing aid costs are dependent upon your individual needs. Not all hearing aids are alike. They are available in a wide range of styles, and come with a range of features. Features that reduce noise, eliminate feedback, improve clarity of speech, and/or enable direct connection to cell phones, televisions and other electronic devices have significantly better performance, but can also increase the cost. It is important to meet with an audiologist today to discuss your options.
Are all hearing aids the same?
Not all hearing aids are alike. They are designed to accommodate a range of different listening environments. What works well for one person, may not be the solution for another. There are also several different styles available:
• In-the-Ear (ITE)
• In-the-Canal (ITC)
• Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
• Receiver in the Canal (RIC)
• Behind the Ear (BTE)
When should I get a hearing aid?
As soon as your hearing loss is identified. When you wear hearing aids you are retraining the brain to hear again, which takes patience and time. The longer your brain adjusts to not hearing things clearly, the longer it can take to be able to understand sounds again.
Can you repair my broken hearing aid?
Many broken hearing aids can be repaired; however it depends on the nature of the damage. We would love to take a look and give an estimate on the cost to get your hearing aid back in working order!