Walk-in Hours Announcement:
We have an important update regarding our walk-in hours. Walk-in hours will be on Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm for current patients only. If you have never been to our office before, please call (518) 944-4810 to schedule an appointment.

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids for every hearing need.

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Hearing Aids at Debra Trees Audiology Associates

We offer a variety of hearing aids at different levels of technology and price points. Our goal at Debra Trees Audiology Associates is to help you hear better and to find a hearing aid that is comfortable for you. We carry hearing aids for every type and degree of hearing loss and we will expertly fit them to you. You deserve a hearing aid that will feel comfortable in your ears, will help you communicate better, and will allow you to hear even in the most challenging environments.

We carry hearing aids from the leading hearing aid manufacturers, including Oticon, Signia, Starkey, and ReSound. These hearing aid manufacturers offer some of the most advanced technology available. From hearing aids with Bluetooth connectivity to advanced noise control, we have a device for everyone.

How to Choose the Right Hearing Aid

With so many styles and types to choose from, picking a hearing aid can be difficult when you don’t have the right help. At Debra Trees Audiology Associates, we will help you through every step of the hearing aid selection process. We want you to find a hearing aid that will match your unique needs and preferences. We will always go over with you the different options of hearing aids that we think would be best for you during your hearing aid assessment.

When choosing the right hearing aid we consider a few factors: difficulty with communication, type and degree of hearing loss, and lifestyle. The number one factor when choosing a hearing aid is your difficulty, if any, with communication. Communication is an essential part of life, and it’s important you are able to effectively communicate with those around you. If you are having a hard time hearing people talk to you, no matter the severity of your hearing loss, we will recommend a hearing aid with more power. Many hearing aids will automatically adjust to your listening environments so you can hear anywhere you are. If you are having a hard time communicating with people, we will help you find a hearing aid that will address that.

The next factor we consider is the type and degree of hearing loss. The most common type of hearing loss is sensorineural hearing loss. This type of hearing loss is effectively managed with hearing aids. The degree of hearing loss ranges from mild to severe. Depending on these two factors we will find you a hearing aid that will help you hear and communicate better. The final factor for choosing a hearing aid is your lifestyle or independence. Some people live active and busy lifestyles and are around a lot of people. They may need a more technologically advanced hearing aid to help them adjust and automatically orient to sound. We consider how independent you are to narrow down what type of hearing aid would be best for you. If you use your smartphone a lot and talk on the phone often, a higher-end Bluetooth hearing aid would be best. If you don’t use a smartphone and you prefer to stay inside at home more, then you could use a more basic device.

Adjusting to Hearing Aids

If you are new to wearing hearing aids it can be an adjustment. Not only do your ears have to adjust to wearing them but your brain has to adjust to hearing certain sounds again as well. First time hearing aid wearers should be patient as it will take some time to get used to hearing again. Here are three tips for new hearing aid wearers to help you adjust:

  1. Wear your hearing aids all the time. The more often you wear your hearing aids the quicker you will adjust. You should wear your hearing aids during your waking hours and only take them out when you go to sleep or when you are in the water (showering or swimming).
  2. If your hearing aids are uncomfortable come back in for an adjustment. If your hearing aids feel uncomfortable in your ears or they are too loud then come see us. We can adjust your hearing aids so they feel more comfortable for you. It’s important to come in for follow-up appointments so we can make the necessary adjustments. This will lead to better success with your hearing aids long term.
  3. Be realistic. Wearing hearing aids won’t return your hearing to what it was before you had hearing loss. Although, they will help you to hear sounds you couldn’t before. It’s important to be patient and to wear your hearing aids regularly.
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Featured Technology

Life-Changing Innovation from Oticon

Oticon Intent™

Facing the daily challenge of hearing conversations in noisy environments can be difficult for individuals with hearing loss. Traditional hearing aids understand sound, but not you. Oticon Intent™ is the first hearing aid that understands what you want to listen to.

Using revolutionary BrainHearing™ technology, Oticon Intent™ uses your movements, the environment, and the conversation around you to recognize what you want and need to listen to, adapting seamlessly to deliver truly personalized support. With Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeable power, Oticon Intent™ offers life-changing benefits.*

Benefits of Oticon Intent™:
  • Clarity: Hear more clearly, stay more engaged, and enjoy life fully
  • Confidence: Feel confident in every moment, from navigating the room to talking with a group of friends
  • Cognition: Helps keep your mind focused, alert, and engaged with what matters most
Oticon Intent hearing aids
*Expected use time for rechargeable battery depends on use pattern, active feature set, hearing loss, sound environments, battery age and wireless accessories.

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