You’re invited to our …
TAKE HOME TRIAL Hearing Aid Event
November 2nd – November 9th
The best way to know what expertly-programmed hearing aids sound like is to
try them on for yourself . . .
And them TAKE THEM HOME to experience them in your own, everyday life!
Maybe someone else has been “nudging” you to get your hearing checked. Maybe you’ve been thinking it may be time to try hearing aids, but you’ve heard others complain – and you’re wondering if hearing aids would actually work for you.
Well, if you want to know what new hearing aids sound like, here’s your chance.
Following a very brief, free hearing threshold check, we’ll put a pair of hearing aids on you and then program them exactly as we would if you had just ordered them. We’ll then show you how some of the new fancy features work – noise reduction, directional microphones, feedback control, etc. And then you’ll take them home!
There is no cost to you for this event. After wearing them at home for a few days, if you like what you hear, and you’re thinking it’s finally time to get new hearing aids – great! We’ll talk about your options and help you decide which type and style of hearing aids might work best for you. We’ll even have some demo-day incentives for you. If you’re not ready – at least now you know!
We’re not a commission-based hearing aid sales outfit. As audiologists, and a graduate teaching facility, your hearing health is our primary concern. We promise: No sales pressure.
Call Us at (410) 569-5999 to Reserve Your Spot
Candace G. Robinson, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Molly Day, B.S.
Matt Perry, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
We love technology. And when you visit our office, it’s obvious. It’s in the hearing aids we work with, the diagnostic equipment we use, and the multimedia equipment we use to review your test results and demonstrate hearing aids. We even have our own proprietary software systems that we’ve created to efficiently manage patient records and improve the patient experience.
“I’ve been wearing hearing aids since the 1980’s, and I’ve been to countless hearing aid clinics. I have never had my hearing aids programmed as well as they did at Harmony Hearing. The equipment they used to program my hearing aids was unlike any I’ve ever seen. I came to them with hearing aids I had purchased earlier from another clinic. After they reprogrammed them, they are like a whole new pair of hearing aids. What a Difference!”
John K. – Baltimore, MD – 21234
The diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss is a science. As such, countless scientific articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals showing clinicians the best way to practice – if they want the best possible outcomes for their patients.
Unfortunately, many hearing clinicians ignore the scientific research.
If a cardiologist ignored the research, people would die, and they’d lose their license. But if a hearing clinician ignores the research, no one dies. People just walk around not hearing life as well as they possibly could – having no idea that things could be so much better.
If you want the best possible hearing healthcare, and we assume you do, you need to work with a facility and team that practices research-proven, evidence-based audiology.
We Use Real Ear Measurements
In-situ, probe mic, real ear measurements are used to determine frequency-specific amplification amounts when programming and adjusting hearing aids. Because everyone’s ear is shaped differently, the amount of sound that actually reaches the eardrum differs from person to person. For example, considering two people with the exact same hearing aids and the exact same hearing loss, a 6’6″ man with large ears is probably going to require more amplification from a hearing aid compared to a 5’1″ woman with tiny ears. Although the hearing aid software displays how much sound is being pumped out of the hearing aid, what really matters is how much sound actually reaches the eardrum, and the only way to know that is to perform real ear measurements.
Only 30% of hearing clinicians routinely perform real ear measurements. (Mueller, 2014)
We Don’t Rely on Default Hearing Aid Settings
When a hearing aid is initially programmed, they are adjusted according to the patient’s hearing test results by the manufacturer’s software. These default settings are known as the manufacturer’s “first fit”. But manufacturer “first fits” often emphasize comfort over clarity, and there is almost always room for improvement – if the clinician knows what kind of adjustments need to be made (using real ear measurements). Many clinicians rely on the manufacturer’s default settings, but studies show that only about 12% of the time does the sound delivered to the eardrum match the prescription for the patient. Hearing aid programming decisions need to be based on real ear measurement, patient feedback, and clinician experience – not manufacturer preferences.