Hearing Aid Specialists
No two people are alike – neither are their hearing losses and lifestyle needs. We offer an array of affordable hearing aid options to meet every budget, cosmetic, and hearing loss need. Our certified hearing aid specialists use a personalized approach in recommending hearing aid options to best meet every patient’s preferences. Below you will learn about the many different hearing aid technology features offered at Ortiz Hearing Center, Inc. of Illinois, as well as our friendly purchase financing options.
Your free appointment will involve a comprehensive hearing evaluation as well as an expert consultation to discuss the results of the evaluation as it relates to helping you understand any degree of hearing loss that may exist and possible solutions to treat the effects. This comprehensive hearing evaluation includes an audiometric examination through an audiogram.
After your free appointment takes place, we offer a variety of services to accommodate your personal hearing needs:
- Personalized hearing aid fittings
- Custom swimmer molds and ear plugs
- Hearing aid batteries and accessories
- Medical referrals
- Hearing consultation (individual & family-oriented)
- Hearing aid repairs for all brands
- Customer hearing protection
- Assisted listening devices (TV Ears, etc.)
- Hearing awareness program
The perfect fusion of today’s leading research, advanced science, innovative technology and cutting-edge design – each and every hearing solution from Starkey is engineered to deliver optional performance specific to your unique needs and lifestyle.
“HEARING AIDS COULD DELAY OR PREVENT DEMENTIA BY IMPROVING PATIENTS’ HEARING” -Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging
A recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institute of Aging report a correlation between untreated hearing loss and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The main cause for concern relates to a term called ‘auditory deprivation’ which means that instead of the brain actively processing sounds throughout the day, the decrease in sounds, due to hearing loss, reduces this stimulation of the brain. The reduction of brain activity from processing sounds and comprehending speech may play a big factor in the development of dementia in many cases.
“SENIORS WITH HEARING LOSS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA OVER TIME THAN THOSE WHO RETAIN THEIR HEARING”
Untreated hearing loss can have an impact on more than just communication abilities and relationships, it now is also is being reported that it is linked to the increased development of dementia. Treating hearing loss with the use of hearing aids can be a very important step towards delaying or preventing dementia. We recommend that anyone experiencing hearing loss, or for a loved one, to take the important first step in addressing the issue by scheduling an appointment for a complimentary hearing consultation.
Hearing Loss Simulator
For best results, use desktop speakers or headphones and set the volume level of your computer to a comfortable level. Play test sound.
People with normal hearing have no difficultly hearing and understanding speech, regardless of the environment or distance from the sound source.