Although plenty of people are happy with simple, easy-to-use hearing aids, there are plenty of accessories that can make your hearing aid experience even more enjoyable. Whether optional or an integral part of your hearing aids’ functions, accessories can ensure your hearing aids work smoothly and effectively. At our Livingston office, we offer a variety of hearing aid accessory options along with the expertise of our audiology team.
What Are Hearing Aid Accessories?
Hearing aid accessories can range from technologies to enhance your hearing aid experience to cleaning and care items (like hearing aid batteries) to purely cosmetic enhancements. Not every hearing aid will come with a variety of accessories, so our expert team can guide you to the right options.
Streaming Apps and Technologies
Many hearing aids now offer Bluetooth® connectivity for your compatible phone or devices, meaning you can directly stream music or sound from your television. With the right app (whether you’re team Android or iPhone®) you can connect your hearing aids for a direct hearing experience and even enhance your face-to-face interactions. For audiophiles and techies alike, we can set up your hearing aids to fit your needs with the latest technologies.
Assistive Listening Devices
Although hearing aids can do a lot, you may need some extra help when it comes to certain situations. In cases where your hearing aids aren’t enough, assistive listening devices (ALDs) can be a huge help. These can either work on their own or in tandem with your hearing aids and come in a variety of different forms. Some examples include amplified telephones, smartphones compatible with your hearing aids, volume devices for your television, FM systems that can link to microphones used in public performances, and even unique alarm devices that rely on alert cues other than sound.
Hearing Aid Dehumidifiers
Humidity and moisture can be the biggest hurdle in getting the most out of your hearing aids’ lifespan. A specialized dehumidifier can draw the moisture out of your hearing aids with a maintenance chamber that can dry and disinfect while you sleep. This also kills bacteria and fungi that commonly contribute to itchiness and infections.
It’s extremely important to keep your hearing aids clean and clear of foreign bodies that can harm your ear canal. Along with disinfecting wipes and cleaners, special tools can be helpful in removing earwax and overall grime that can build up over time. By keeping your hearing aids clean, you can enjoy long-lasting results.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries are extremely important in making sure your hearing aids work when you need them. Whether disposable or rechargeable, our hearing aid experts can ensure you have everything you need to get the longest battery life out of your preferred type.
What Hearing Aid Accessories Do We Offer?
At our Livingston practice, we offer a one-of-a-kind hearing healthcare boutique. Here, you can browse our curated selection of accessories, cleaning tools, and select over-the-counter devices to learn firsthand how they can help you. We invite you to meet with our team to see our full collection of hearing aid accessories.
Schedule an Appointment
Our expert team can help you find everything you need for a one-of-a-kind, personalized hearing aid experience. To visit our Livingston office and explore your hearing aid options, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are generally two types of hearing aid that can be paired using Bluetooth. The first offer direct connectivity to your mobile phone or other devices. The second option requires an accessory or app on your device. Our team can guide you to the right Bluetooth-compatible hearing aid for you at our Livingston office.
A dome is the small piece that sits in the ear canal. These can be easily removed and replaced, which we recommend doing at least once per month. However, this can vary based on things like your wear pattern and natural rate of earwax production. Your Doctor of Audiology can give you the best idea of what to expect.