Smith Eye and Ear Solutions is an independent clinic. We are not associated with any individual brand and we recommend the best hearing aid for your situation and lifestyle. We stock every major hearing aid brand available in Australia. A hearing aid that works perfectly for one person may not be a good fit for another. The key determinants for choosing a hearing aid are your lifestyle, goals and expectations. The audiologist will also take into account factors such as the amount of time you spend in the presence of background noise, rechargeable options, whether you have Tinnitus, or if you require your hearing aid to stream to your mobile phone (different hearing aids work better with different phones).
In the last two years a key area of research and development has involved phone apps that communicate directly to your hearing aid. These apps enable you to stream music, adjust the volume and reduce background noise via the app. The size and appearance of hearing aids has evolved over the years. One of the most popular hearing aids is the size of a thumbnail. It is almost invisible when in the ear, works well for moderate to severe hearing loss and is no more expensive than other styles of hearing aid.
What is Included in the Price of a Hearing Aid?
Our hearing aids are competitively priced. All patients can access a 45-day money-back trial of a hearing aid, which ensures the patient is happy with the device and that it is suitable for their lifestyle. The price of a hearing aid includes a three year warranty and unlimited appointments with the audiologist. Fine tuning a hearing aid right will maximise the efficiency and function of the device. Sometimes having a hearing aid fitted is a quick and easy affair that takes 2-3 appointments. It is not uncommon though for patients to need 5 or even more appointments to tailor the settings. After the hearing device is fitted, our audiologist is available to provide ongoing support to ensure you gain maximum benefit from your device. The audiologist also checks your hearing annually and makes adjustments to the device if necessary. Hearing aids come in a broad range of prices. The higher priced hearing aids offer a range of features, such as improved speech understanding in noisy environments. Some patients benefit from these features, especially those that struggle in work meetings and noisy social situations, such a restaurants. However, many people have no need for these extra features and can manage well with a mid-range device. Our experienced audiologist will assist you to choose a hearing aid which suits your needs, your lifestyle and your budget.
Phone 9370 0880 to book an appointment.
Hearing aid brands we stock:
Unitron, Widex, Phonak, Oticon, Sivantos, Siemens, Resound, Hansaton.