Our range of services means better hearing for everyone.
Hearing Aid Services of NY
The first time you enter our office, you will be treated like family. Our experienced front office staff, and providers will start to build a report by asking questions. We want to make sure we get every detail as every detail is important in helping someone hear better!
At Hearing Aid Consultants we provide a wide range of services for our patients. Ear protection, custom earmolds, hearing evaluations by NYS licensed hearing aid dispensers, and medical hearing evaluations by an audiologist, hearing aid repairs, hearing aid diagnosis, hearing aid candidacy, hearing aid fitting, counseling about hearing loss, hearing tests for everyone from infants to centenarians, and much more!
Our Audiologist, Judy McMahon, also performs Central Auditory Processing Evaluations, which are specialized educational assessments for ages six through adult.
We currently don’t have a special treatment program for tinnitus (ringing in the ears). However, most hearing aids now have a tinnitus relief program that can be activated to relieve some of the ringing and make it less noticeable.
When you come in to Hearing Aid Consultants for an appointment and free demonstration, we begin by discussing your hearing healthcare history, needs, concerns, and expectations because everyone’s situation is different. We then obtain a baseline of your hearing to determine if you are a candidate for hearing devices. We will perform an in-depth hearing evaluation in a sound treated booth, which is the gold standard in obtaining accurate and complete results. The examination results will allow us to determine the type and degree of your hearing loss.
If you are a candidate, we show you hearing aid style choices and explain the very different types of technology that are appropriate for you. By also discussing and considering your hearing needs and lifestyle, physical limitations, and budget, we’re better able to fit you with the best hearing aids for you! We’ll also program and let you hear and feel how hearing aids can improve your lifestyle. If you’d like to try them, we’ll order the hearing aids for you and you’ll be able to take them home to begin your trial period. Wearing them in your own environment allows you to see what a difference they can make in your life, and what the environment actually sounds like. Depending on the style of instrument, we can sometimes fit you on your very first visit to us!
Our hearing aids are always backed by a 60-day evaluation period.
Styles of Hearing Aid Technology
We offer many different styles of hearing aids including:
In the Canal (ITC)
Sits in the ear and is one of the most commonly used hearing devices.
Half Shell (HS)
A custom hearing aid, designed to fit snugly in the canal.
Full Shell (FS)
A custom hearing device designed to sit fully in the ear.
Completely in the Canal (CIC)
Requires a custom fitting that results in a barely visible device.
Invisible in the Canal (IIC)
Similar to CIC but smaller and sits further in the canal. It’s the least visible of all the models.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
Hooks over the top of the ear and rests behind it.
Mini Receiver in the Ear (RITE)
Similar to the BTE type but smaller, with a tube that fits in the ear.
Power Behind the Ear
A slightly larger BTE, designed to increased amplification for severe hearing loss.
What Style is Right For You?
Different styles of devices have been developed based on configuration and severity of your hearing loss. The style does not dictate the level of technology (basic, mid-range, advanced and premium) chosen. Once your provider has completed your hearing evaluation, this information will be used to discuss which hearing aid style best fits your needs!
Our Preferred Manufacturers
We participate with major manufacturers including EarQ, Oticon, Starkey, Resound, Widex, and Signia. We always fit our patients based on a collaborative consultation! The patient is an integral part of the conversation.
The Latest Technology
Your Hearing Matters
Sounds like laughing, a cheering crowd, or even a simple conversation with a loved one helps shape our lives, adding richness to all our experiences. They keep us connected to each other, and aware of what’s going on around us. When your brain lacks access to the real sounds of life due to hearing loss, it’s forced to work harder to fill in the gaps, which can lead to missing out.
Now you can get back the real sounds of life – precise and balanced – with Oticon Real™. Oticon Real™ gives you access to the full sound scene, so you can stay aware, engaged, and at your best whether you’re at work, dining with friends, or enjoying outdoor activities. By focusing on supporting the brain’s natural ability to process sounds around us, Oticon Real™ provides a richer sound experience*.
Oticon Real™ delivers:
- Technology that supports how the brain naturally processes sounds
- Better access to the full sound scene
- Increased awareness, engagement, and focus in the real world
*O’Sullivan, J., et al. (2019); Hausfeld, L., et al. (2018); Puvvada, K. C. & Simon, J. Z. (2017)
Hearing aids should be adjusted when you feel like your hearing has changed or when you think something doesn’t sound right. Hearing aids should also be cleaned monthly. This is very easy to do and we will show you how. Just like with any electronic device, repairs are typically required. It is hard to say how often repairs will be needed, but most can be done right in the office with a simple appointment. What is included with my purchase from your practice? It depends on the level of technology, but many come with a three year loss and damage warranty from the manufacturer.
We offer hearing protection for hunters, concert goers, musicians, car enthusiasts, lawn maintenance, and more. We also offer sleep plugs.
Insurance and Financial Information
Hearing Aid Consultants of CNY accepts most insurances. Many times, insurance companies providing hearing aid benefits will provide the same reimbursement- whether the provider is in or out of network.
Call today and we will help you determine the hearing aid coverage you hold!
We take every type of major credit card. We also offer financing through HealthiPlan with up to 18 months of no-interest payments.
Q. I have new hearing aids and I’m having trouble adjusting; what tips can you give me to make this transition easier?
I would contact our office and make a list of issues you’re having. Sometimes, a small adjustment might actually take care of a lot of your troubles; but we won’t know unless you explain this to us. We are dedicated to making your transition as easy as possible.
Q. I have a family member with hearing loss and communication is getting difficult; what can I do?
Approach your family member and let them know how you feel. It is usually helpful if you explain that their hearing isn’t just affecting them, but it’s also affecting their loved ones. Also let them know that you care about them and enjoy when they are a part of the conversation.