Metro Hearing - Professional Audiologists and Hearing Aid Specialists
At Metro Hearing, we are proud to offer innovative technology to help individuals with tinnitus and hearing loss. We provide a range of services designed to help test hearing loss levels and address existing hearing issues.
When you arrive at Metro Hearing, a professional audiologist will assess your hearing loss in order to help you find the best solution for your specific needs. Instead of meeting with a salesperson, you can expect an accurate assessment from a medical professional invested in finding the best option available for you. This step is an important part of finding a device that fits your needs and includes the features that will improve your hearing and quality of life.
The best audiologist has specific knowledge on hearing loss as well as the range of hearing devices available and is prepared to make tailored recommendations to specific individuals. Advice from a professional helps you find the best option, so you don’t have to rely on the opinion of a salesperson without relevant medical knowledge.
At Metro Hearing, you can expect to find the latest devices and a wide range of options. With a device that is suited to your unique needs, you can enjoy an improved quality of life and have smoother social interactions.
Hearing Aid Styles We Offer
The basic premise that describes all hearing aids is sound processing and amplification. Hearing aids contain microphones that pick up the sounds around you, and those sounds are then processed for optimal audibility, highlighting important sounds like vocalizations and minimizing noise.
Some hearing aids use batteries, which need to be changed every 3-7 days while others use a rechargeable system that can last up to 18 hours a day between charges.
A benefit of many modern hearing aids is that they have wireless connection compatibility, allowing you to connect your hearing aid directly to sources of audio such as computers, tablets, and phones. They can also be customized to match your skin tone, so they are less visible.
Hearing aid styles are categorized by where they sit relative to the ear. For example, in-the-ear hearing aids are worn inside the ear canal. This type of hearing aid will be fitted to each individual. There are a variety of sizes available, depending on how deep in the ear these devices are inserted.
Invisible-in-the-canal devices are placed deep into the ear canal, with a string that allows users to pull them out when necessary. Completely-in-the-canal devices are almost invisible but are not inserted as deep into the canal.
In-the-canal options rest just inside the ear and are a larger size suitable for use by people with mild to severe hearing loss. Half shell and full shell options are custom made and include buttons for easy use. They are the best in-ear option for wearers with low dexterity.
Receiver-in-the-ear devices have a microphone and processing unit separate from the speakers. The speakers will rest inside the user’s ears, but there is a separate unit that sits just behind the ears. This type of hearing aid often has rechargeable batteries due to its larger size.
Behind-the-ear with earmold devices is versatile and suitable for people with hearing loss of all types. They have long battery life and are the preferred style for children since the earmolds can be replaced as they grow.
Hearing Aid Brands We Offer
Oticon was founded in 1904 in Denmark. This brand offers a range of products with options available for different degrees and types of hearing loss for adults and children alike. Their devices have rechargeable batteries, smartphone compatibility, optimized speech, and tinnitus settings.
Phonak is a Swiss brand that was founded in 1947. The brand includes features like wireless bi-cross, which caters to people with single-sided hearing loss, sound recovering technology, Bluetooth compatibility, and rechargeable batteries. Phonak has also released apps and accessories to help users get the most out of their products.
ReSound is one of the largest hearing aid brands, and they also offer accessories and assistive listening devices that are often used in combination with hearing aids. They offer devices with smartphone connectivity catered to Apple and Android and devices specifically for children and teenagers.
Signia is a brand founded in 1878 that aims to meet the needs and personal preferences of hearing aid users. They offer in-the-ear and behind-the-ear styles in various models. They now offer TeleCare 3.0, which allows your audiologist to remotely adjust the device without an in-person visit.
Sonic Innovations has a brand mission statement that includes four S’s: style, simplicity, sound quality, and speech quality. They emphasize stylish products that work efficiently and are known for the range of products they offer. Sonic Innovations also includes Advanced Sonic SoundDNA, which is a feature that focuses on separating speech from other noises.
Widex is a brand based in Denmark and was the first to release an in-the-ear digital hearing aid. Their devices include options for active people, professionals, and others. Their products stand out for the tinnitus management options.
Why Choose Metro Hearing?
With so many factors affecting hearing loss, it can be difficult to select the best option for your specific case. The help of an audiologist is valuable in cutting through conflicting advice and suggestions to find a medically recommended solution. Shopping for hearing aids without input from a professional can be stressful and headache-inducing. At Metro Hearing, you can learn about the extent and type of hearing loss you have experienced. Schedule an appointment today and get the benefit of a consultation with an audiologist to support you as you search for the ideal hearing aid.Why Choose Metro Hearing
Accepted Insurance Plans
As hearing aid technology has improved, the number of insurance plans that cover hearing aids has increased as well. Metro Hearing accepts several insurance plans and is also part of third party networks, including:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Arizona Care Network
- BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
For more information, please contact the billing department for our hearing center at (602) 639-4064 or billing@Metrohearing.com.