Thompson & Hoffman Audiology Inc. use state of the art technology to diagnose your hearing loss, and if applicable will guide you along your process of acquiring and being fitted with hearing aids that suit your lifestyle, pocket and audiological requirements. We offer a range of devices, styles and manufacturers, and are able to offer you the technology that suits your needs.
What are Hearing Aids? Hearing aids are small electronic devices that help people with many types of hearing loss, to hear better in daily life. They amplify and alter sounds to make it audible to someone with a hearing loss regardless of cause of the hearing loss. Some even suppress background noise, so that other sounds, like speech, become easier to listen to and understand. There are many types and styles of hearing aids, but all have similar basic parts:
We offer a wide variety of hearing aid technology and manufacturer. The market leaders in hearing aid technology on an international scale include Widex, Siemens, Phonak, Unitron and Oticon. We fit only hearing aids manufactured internationally. All hearing aid technologies we fit are supported in the country by laboratories set up to service and repair devices.
- A microphone that picks up acoustic sound and changes it into an electrical signal.
- An amplifier that makes the signal louder.
- A speaker that sends the amplified sound into the ear.
- A miniature battery that powers all parts of the hearing aid.