Hearing Associates offers other solutions to meet your needs if you struggle with situational hearing difficulties. These devices work with hearing aids to maximize your hearing ability.
Assistive Listening Devices
- Bluetooth connectivity: Smartphones and other devices can be amplified via Bluetooth technology.
- Amplified phones: Do you struggle to hear phone conversations? Amplified telephones provide better sound quality. Financial assistance is available for qualifying individuals through the Access Iowa program.
- CaptionCall: This telephone creates captions in real-time, so you don’t have to struggle with phone conversations. The service is free with certification from a licensed hearing professional.
- FM systems: This technology reduces background noise, so you can focus on the sounds you want to hear.
Personal Sound Amplification Products
PSAPs amplify environmental sound in specific listening environments. They work like hearing aids by delivering amplified sound to the ear. Still, they are not intended as an alternative to hearing loss treatment because they don’t meet FDA medical device criteria. They also can’t be programmed to address unique hearing loss requirements or complicated listening environments.
- ConnectClip: Opnhearing aids are transformed into a wireless headset with ConnectClip. These accessories allow you to make and receive hands-free phone calls from your smartphone. You can also listen to music from electronic devices, use the remote microphone function to improve speech recognition and make video calls.
- TV Adapter: This accessory allows you to stream TV audio directly to your hearing aids at the desired volume. The TV adapter is effective up to 45 feet from the sound source and connects to most audio devices with provided cables.
- Phone Adapter 2.0: When paired with ConnectClip, this equipment turns an analog landline phone into a wireless headset. Opn hearing aids serve as the headset, while the ConnectClip operates as a microphone.
- TV Connectors: Enjoy crystal clear audio streamed right to your hearing aids while you watch your favorite shows and movies. Phonak’s TV Connector is easy to use and supports multiple listeners. Just plug in the wireless device and enjoy.
- PartnerMic: This wireless accessory is an easy-to-use directional microphone. Enjoy improved speech understanding during one-on-one conversations, even in the noisiest environments. Attach the wireless device to your clothing and stream enhanced audio right to your hearing aids.
- Roger On: This audio-boosting microphone can be used at a table mic, clipped on your clothing or held in your hand. The Roger On is designed to switch between different microphone modes automatically depending on your listening environment.
- Roger Table Mic II: Phonak offers a responsive microphone that adapts to surrounding noise levels and sends clarified audio directly to your hearing devices. A receiver is installed in your hearing aids, so you don’t have to worry about fiddling with an external receiver. This technology is excellent for dining environments and group conversations.
- SurfLink Remote Microphone 2: This device streams audio to Muse, Muse iQ, wireless SoundLens Synergy and Z Series hearing aids. The discreet microphone supports conversations with single and multiple speakers. Switch between settings to improve your listening experience in any environment.
- SurfLink Mini Mobile: This accessory allows users to connect Bluetooth-compatible devices to their Muse, Muse iQ, wireless SoundLens Synergy iQ, wireless SoundLens Synergy and Z series hearing aids to stream phone calls. The SurfLink Mini Mobile is also compatible with the SurfLink Remote Microphone 2. Plug the Mini Mobile adapter into the microphone and send calls straight to your hearing aids.
- SurfLink Mobile 2: This do-everything device works as an assistive listening device, hands-free call transmitter, media streamer and hearing aid remote. The SurfLink Mobile 2 turns Starkey hearing aids into a phone microphone and receiver. Directional microphones improve hearing in noisy environments, while their omnidirectional capability provides versatility in group settings.
- Starkey AMP: A personal audio amplifier is a good fit for some patients who are not ready for a hearing aid. They’re nearly invisible in most ears and are easy to remove. Starkey’s personal sound amplification product line includes a digital, four-channel hearing aid with feedback cancellation. The devices use simple programming and require a size ten battery.
- 2.4 GHz TV Streamer: This device can stream audio from your TV right to your wireless hearing aids. Starkey’s TV streamer can connect to analog and digital sources, including televisions and computers.
- ReSound Micro Mic: This discreet clip-on microphone increases speech volume in noisy environments for an improved listening experience. The small-but-mighty device streams the speaker’s voice right to your hearing aids.
- ReSound Multi Mic: This device provides the same benefits as the Micro Mic. It also doubles as a table mic so you can hear speakers from multiple directions. The Multi Mic connects with loop and FM systems and has a mini-jack input which turns hearing aids into wireless headphones.
- ReSound TV Streamer 2: You can turn your hearing aids into wireless headphones with ReSound’s TV streamer. The TV streamer is compatible with all ReSound Smart hearing aids and can be adjusted with a smartphone app.
- Unite Remote Control 2: This remote control allows you to switch between hearing aid settings and adjust the volume with ease. The large buttons make it simple to navigate your settings and improve your hearing experience.
Hearing Aid Accessories
- Filters: Guard against earwax build-up with wax guards and keep your hearing aids working effectively.
- Microphone covers: Protect your hearing aid mics from debris and reduce wind noise.
- Oto-Ease: This unscented, water-soluble lubricant is intended to ease hearing device insertion. It also acts as an acoustic seal.
- Dryer boxes: Remove moisture and improve the longevity of your hearing aids.
- Eargene: A lotion to relieve itchy, irritated ears.
- Otoclips: Clothing clips to help prevent the loss of BTE hearing aids.
- Super Dry Aid Packs: A gel desiccant kit that removes moisture from hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Round button cell zinc-air batteries are the standard for all hearing aid brands and styles.
Numbers and colors identify battery sizes:
- Size 10, yellow for CICs and RICs
- Size 13, orange for BTEs and ITEs
- Size 312, brown for mini BTEs, RICs and ITCs
- Size 675, blue for high power BTEs and cochlear implant.
Rechargeable hearing aids are also available from Starkey, Unitron, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Signia and Widex. Rechargeable hearing aids save you money on batteries and are eco-friendly.
We sell packs of eight batteries for $10 each. Or you can buy three packs for $28, five packs for $45, or ten packs for $85.
Hearing Associates also offers a battery recycling program. Bring in your used hearing aid batteries, and we will recycle them for you free of charge.
Visit us at our main office in Mason City, Iowa or our outreach clinics in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.