The Hearing Garden

  • 6009 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19128
  • 215-482-1900

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Hearing Aids & Accessories

Assistive Listening Devices

We offer a variety of assistive devices including amplified phones, alarm clocks, warning systems and Bluetooth accessories.

Earmolds

Earmolds are for people who wear BTE hearing aids. They are also the building block of good noise protection devices. These devices reduce the intensity of noise from snoring to gunshots, without sacrificing speech intelligibility in most cases. Earmolds are for people who find earbuds or headsets uncomfortable, or want to keep water out of their ears.  

Hearing Aids

Styles 

Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today's hearing aids are considered sleek, compact and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.

There are two basic styles of hearing aids: In-The-Ear (ITE) and Behind-The-Ear (BTE).

ITE Hearing Aids are custom-fit. An impression is made of the ear using material similar to what is used by dentists when making crowns. Custom hearing aids are always made of hard material, and cannot use a rechargeable battery.

A BTE hearing aid sits on the back of the ear. It is sends sound to the ear via either a tube or a wire. A special sub-category of BTEs are RICs, or receiver in the canals. A RIC sits on the back of the ear as well. The difference between a RIC and a BTE lies in size and location of the speaker. A RIC is very tiny, comes in brilliant colors, and has its speaker at the tip of the wire, which is inserted in the ear. The main part of the RIC nestles behind the ear. This style is a current favorite among both men and women for its versatility, comfort and great sound.

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Technology Levels

A wide range of technology and a host of features are available in every hearing aid style. The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology and the number of features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style selected. Today's digital hearing aids are typically offered in various levels, such as basic, entry, advanced or premium level. Within each level, different technology and features are available.

Basic digital hearing aids generally require the wearer to make some manual adjustments in certain listening environments, such as turning a volume control up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs. In contrast, a premium or more advanced hearing aid responds automatically to changes in the listener's environment, making changes based on the signals being detected by the hearing aid. The hearing aid wearer is not required to make any manual changes. As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so does the availability of advanced features.

Features

Features such as style, technology level, volume control, additional programs, telecoil and streaming are determined by a person’s situation, including:

  • The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements)
  • Manual dexterity and visual abilities
  • Patient budget
  • Cosmetics
  • Skin sensitivities
  • Anatomical/medical considerations
  • Preference

Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer

Widex

Widex

At Widex, we combine years of understanding with a natural curiosity in finding solutions to individual hearing loss. Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.

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Starkey

Starkey

Starkey Hearing Technologies is much more than the hearing aids we produce. We are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. We believe being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing.

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Signia/Siemens

Signia/Siemens

Signia/Siemens offers a broad range of hearing aids for every lifestyle and all configurations of hearing loss—including completely invisible, waterproof, and rechargeable hearing aids. Signia/Siemens also has a complete line of wireless accessories that connect hearing aids wirelessly to mobile phones, TVs, MP3 players, and other audio devices.

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Phonak

Phonak

Phonak's goal is to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss. Phonak is the innovative force in hearing acoustics. With our creative solutions, we strive to overcome technological limitations - so that all people are able to hear, understand and fully enjoy life's rich landscapes of sound.

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Resound

ReSound

ReSound provides excellent sound by offering innovative hearing solutions that combine original thinking and design with solid technology - all based on deep audiological insight and understanding of hearing aid users.

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Oticon

Oticon

Oticon was founded on a compassion for people — and a deep understanding of the role that hearing plays in living a richer and fuller life. People First is our promise to empower people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively.

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Listening And Communication Enhancement (LACE)

LACE

LACE is an acronym for Listening And Communication Enhancement. Conceived by leading audiologists at the University of California at San Francisco, LACE is an interactive computerized aural rehabilitation program that has already helped thousands of people who live with some degree of hearing loss increase their listening skills by up to 45%.

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Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Check out our rechargeable hearing aids that feature high-quality noise reduction at a price that fits your budget!

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