Getting Fitted for a Hearing Aid
It is often said that a successful hearing aid fitting is as much an art as it is a science. At New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai's Hearing Aid Dispensary, our audiologists have been successfully fitting and dispensing the finest quality electronic hearing systems since 1988. The Hearing Aid Dispensary is a regional center of excellence, dedicated to restoring hearing to as close as possible to "normal". All hearing aid styles, using the latest digital technology, are available: in-the-ear, in-the-canal, behind-the-ear, and open ear fittings Hearing aid fittings are available for special needs including bone anchored hearing aids and implantable hearing aids.
Detecting Hearing Impairments
If you suspect you or a family member or friend has a hearing impairment, the first step is to have a hearing test. This can be done for you at the New York Eye and Ear Infrimary Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders. Based upon your hearing test results, a physician consultation may be suggested, before consideration of a hearing aid
Custom Fitting for Individual Hearing Needs
Although not all hearing aid users enjoy a return to normal hearing, the results using modern digital hearing aid technology can be remarkably good. Members of our audiology team will assist the hearing aid user to learn to use their hearing instrument to its fullest capacity. It is the policy of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Hearing Aid Dispensary to offer each person a 45-day trial period with their new hearing instrument. This policy allows the audiologist to make all necessary changes or adjustments in the newly purchased amplification system as the purchaser uses the hearing aid in various listening situations.
If a person simply cannot adjust to amplification within the 45-day trial period, the hearing aid may be returned for a refund (minus a pre-determined service fee).
What's new with Bluetooth?
Today's new hearing aids have the capability to help the patient experience better connections to people, information and entertainment. By using wireless connectivity you can get more out of your hearing instruments with the ease and comfort. It is now possible to connect your hearing instruments wirelessly to cell phones, landline phones and TVs as well as many Bluetooth devices.
What's new with Noise Protection?
Our hearing professionals are experienced with all types of noise and musician plugs. We specialize in professional in-the-ear monitors, personal listening earphones as well as specifically molded noise and musician plugs. We work with companies that have been at the forefront of in-ear musicians' monitoring technology. We are qualified to provide the best performing, best fitting and highest quality products to musicians as well as those who just live music or those who just want to protect their ears.