Top-Rated Kansas City Hearing Aid Providers
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, an estimated 35 million children and adults in the United States have a hearing loss, and approximately 95% of those could successfully wear hearing aids. If you are experiencing hearing loss yourself, selecting the most suitable hearing aids in Kansas City can be vital to enjoying life to its fullest.
Our locally-based, doctoral audiologists throughout the KC metro are experts in today’s modern hearing aid technology, which provides significant advances compared to older conventional hearing aids. Thanks to advances in technology, we now have a vast selection of customizable prescription hearing aids that are programmed using prescriptive targets to achieve optimal hearing. Using advanced digital signal processing and adaptive directional microphones the hearing aids will adjust for better hearing in almost every listening situation. Many hearing aid technologies have other capabilities such as Bluetooth connectivity and available accessories for increased benefit and satisfaction.
In addition, over-the-counter hearing aids were recently approved by the FDA and are now available through Associated Audiologists following a comprehensive hearing evaluation.
Hearing Aids: Price Vs. Quality?
Prescription and OTC hearing aids come in a variety of styles and sizes which offer a wide range of amplification and features. While there is a significant correlation between the cost of the hearing aid and its level of performance, all hearing aids have similar components that include the following:
- Microphones to pick up sound
- Amplifiers to make the sound louder
- Receivers (miniature loudspeaker) to deliver the amplified sound into the ear
- Battery, disposable or rechargeable, to power the electronic components.
Choosing The Best Hearing Aids in Kansas City for You
Selecting the best Kansas City hearing aids, prescription or OTC, can be a complex process that depends on your listening needs, type of hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget. Your local audiologist will advise you on which of the hearing aid styles and features best meet your needs and their related costs.
Remember, just as eyeglasses do not “cure” vision problems, hearing aids do not “cure” hearing loss. They are a tool that can help you enjoy a better life through improved communication. Our team at Associated Audiologists can help you pick the right prescription or OTC hearing aids for your budget and lifestyle. Visit a doctoral-level audiologist at one of our 8 locations for hearing aids in Kansas, Missouri and in the Kansas City metro below.