Expert Hearing Aid Fitting and Maintenance

Fitting someone with the right hearing aids requires patience and flexibility. What works for one patient won't necessarily have great results for someone else because every ear and every hearing loss is different. At Mid Island Audiology, we personalize your hearing healthcare and take the time to listen to what you need from your hearing aids. We also give you a comprehensive hearing evaluation that allows us to fully understand your hearing loss. From this, we're able to see the big picture of your hearing situation and start thinking of solutions that will help you.

Finding the Right Hearing Aids

There are so many reliable, effective hearing aids available today. But not every hearing aid will be right for you, no matter how powerful it is. When we determine what hearing aids to recommend for you, we consider:

  • Your hearing loss. Some hearing aids are a better fit for mild to moderate hearing loss, while others offer the extra power to help with more severe hearing loss.
  • Your lifestyle. Your hearing aids need to be able to help you in the listening environments where you spend your time. For some people, that's mostly quiet spaces like your own home, but other people are often out and about surrounded by lots of background noise. These different lifestyles call for different hearing aids.
  • Your budget. Hearing aids are an investment, and not everyone needs top-of-the-line technology. We'll work with you to find a good compromise between cost and quality that suits your needs.

We pride ourselves on working hard to understand what you truly need. We'll never recommend hearing aids to you just because they're more advanced and more expensive. All our recommendations are personalized to you. If we try something and it isn't working for you, we'll find something else. We aren't satisfied until you're satisfied.

Our Preferred Manufacturer: Oticon

Like any other technology, hearing aids have made significant advancements to offer a better listening experience. Some of the benefits are incredible! While hearing aids of the past would simply amplify sound, today's hearing aids do so much more. The Oticon Opn S is a groundbreaking hearing aid that has opened up a new world of options for the user and taken the Open Sound Experience to the next level.

The Opn S is different because according to the Juul Jenson 2018 Oticon Whitepaper, it is the first device to deliver speech understanding on par with normal hearing. This means you can take a more active part in difficult listening situations and understand more with less effort. You can feel at ease in any setting, whether it is a busy restaurant or an event with multiple speakers. Now, you can thrive in noisy environments, just like people with normal hearing! Additional features include:

  • Rechargeable options
  • Wireless connectivity
  • A 360 degree sound experience
  • No more whistling

Remember, better hearing allows you to connect with the world around you and enjoy communication with the ones you love. If you've never tried hearing aids before - or it's been a while - try the Oticon Opn S! You'd be surprised how much a tiny device can impact your life and well-being.

Follow-up Care and Maintenance

To get the most out of your hearing aids, it's important to take good care of them on an ongoing basis. We will go over the treatment of your hearing aids when we first fit you with them, and we're available to answer your questions if you ever need a refresher. In general, you'll want to clean your hearing aids every day, change the batteries regularly, and replace the wax guard every week or every month.

  • Initial Fitting: Hearing aids must be fitted to the wearer before they can be used, and they also require custom programming to ensure that they address your individual hearing loss. After you get hearing aids for the first time, there will be an adjustment phase as your brain begins to experience soundwaves in a different way. Remember, your brain is not used to recognizing speech sounds at this volume and frequency. It must create new neural pathways that allow it to recognize speech sounds and interpret them as language. That's why we encourage you to wear your hearing aids every day when you first receive them to give yourself a chance to adjust.
  • Two-week follow-up: Two weeks after the hearing aid fitting, you will return to our office for a real ear measurement to determine if your hearing aids are properly fit and programmed to your hearing loss. Dr. Recher will verify with 100 percent accuracy the custom fitted solution for your hearing loss. He will also replace your hearing aid batteries at his cost and answer any questions you may have about your hearing aids.
  • Ongoing care: If you have any trouble with your hearing aids, give us a call and let us help you. It's also important to come see us to have your hearing aids and ears fully cleaned and checked out on a regular basis, and to have your hearing tested annually. We'll keep in touch with you about scheduling these ongoing appointments.

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Queens Location

115-12 Liberty Ave
South Richmond Hill, NY 11419

Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

Wantagh Location

3022 Merrick Road
Wantagh, NY 11793

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: By Appointment Only
Wednesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

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