Hearing Aids in Birmingham

At Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates, we believe every patient deserves personalized care based on their hearing loss and their individual needs. That's why we offer hearing devices from many major hearing aid manufacturers. Because we can choose from such a wide range of products, we're able to customize our recommendation to you, and you can be confident that any hearing device we suggest is the best fit.

Hearing aids offered at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates

We fit hearing aids from traditional manufacturers including Oticon, Starkey, Signia, ReSound, and Phonak. We also offer Lyric devices, which are a convenient and invisible option introduced in recent years. Every hearing aid brand has its own strengths, and the different manufacturers are always coming out with new technology that pushes the rest forward. We love how new evolutions from one company can lead to better products — and better experiences for patients like you — across the board.

Woman with hearing aids in Birmingham, AL

We aren't a one-size-fits-all practice. Everything we do is personalized and customized to your needs. And that's true of our hearing aid recommendations, too. Before we can suggest what hearing aids we think will give you the best results, we consider things like what locations you spend time in, what listening environments you have trouble hearing in, how severe your hearing loss is, what kind of hearing loss you have, and your budget.

We gather this information from our conversations with you as well as the results of your hearing test. We'll go over your options and explain how each possibility will work in different listening environments. Selecting the right hearing aids is a collaborative effort between our team and you. Ultimately, the choice of whether to move forward with hearing aids or not is yours.

Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids generally can be categorized based on style (shape/size) and technology level. Style does not typically affect the price. Instead, cost is usually determined by the technology level you choose. We offer completely-in-canal (CIC), invisible-in-canal (IIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear (BTE), and receiver-in-canal (RIC).

CIC Hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates IIC Hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates ITC Hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates
ITE Hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates BTE Hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates RIC Hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates

Our patients often choose the receiver-in-canal model because it's comfortable, powerful, and offers more features. RIC hearing aids come in rechargeable models and can frequently stream directly from phones or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Custom-fit hearing aids may be more invisible, but generally speaking, you won't have these advanced features available.

Lyric Hearing Aids

Lyric hearing aids at Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates

Lyric hearing aids are unlike any other hearing aid on the market. These are a completely invisible, hassle-free option that we place directly in your ear canal. For two months at a time, you can forget your Lyric hearing aids are even in your ears because you won't have to take them out to clean them or change a battery. At the end of that two months, you will come back to our office and we'll replace your hearing aids with another set. Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates is the only Premiere Lyric provider in the Birmingham area. Lyric hearing aids aren't suitable for every hearing loss, but many people have found them to be a life-changer.

Oticon Opn S

We believe it is important to stay ahead of the latest trends and technology in the hearing industry so we can continue to provide our patients with the expert care they deserve. We recently attended a two-day training event with EarQ and Oticon in Denver, Colorado, where we learned about new ways we can offer you the best possible hearing healthcare experience.

We were also one of the first in our area to be trained on the newest Oticon technology, including the Opn S. The Opn S is different because it is the first device to deliver speech understanding on par with normal hearing. This means you can take a more active part in difficult listening situations and understand more with less effort.

Try the Opn S for yourself. Make an appointment today!

Technology Levels

Hearing aids can be purchased with different set levels of technology, depending on what you need your hearing aids to do. In general, more expensive hearing aids fare better in noisy environments, while less expensive hearing aids are most suited for calm, quiet environments. It's about where you spend your time and where you have the most trouble hearing.

Hearing aid technology in Birmingham, AL

Your Purchase

All our hearing aids (except for the Lyric) come with a four-year warranty. During your warranty period, all office visits and hearing tests are included at no extra cost. We want you to feel comfortable visiting us at any time you feel you need help with your hearing aids. If something is wrong with your hearing aids and we need to send them off for repairs, we have loaner hearing aids available free of charge so you'll never have to be without hearing aids.

Featured Technology

Introducing The World’s Most Powerful Hearing Aids

Oticon Xceed hearing aid

Oticon has some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids on the market today. Along with BrainHearing technology and Own Voice Processing, Oticon has recently released three new hearing aids to provide you with a seamless listening experience.

The Oticon Xceed and the Xceed Play are the most powerful hearing aids for adults and children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. They both offer 360⁰ access to speech without the interference of background noise. This allows for a better listening experience as well as improved learning for children. The Xceed and Xceed Play feature groundbreaking technology that reduces feedback, such as static or whistling, so you can hear clearer and with better attention. Adults and children can control these devices straight from their smartphones through an app, creating more control and improved usability. The Xceed for adults comes in a variety of colors to match your skin tone or hair color while the Xceed Play includes bright, fun colors in addition to the neutral tones for younger users.

Oticon Xceed Play hearing aids

Oticon CROS hearing aids offer a revolutionary 360⁰ sound experience for those with single-sided deafness. CROS hearing aids include a transmitter with a microphone that wirelessly picks up sound and sends it from your poorer ear to your better ear with a hearing aid. This allows you to easily engage in conversations in different environments. Oticon CROS hearing aids feature OpenSoundNavigator and TwinLink dual-streaming technology so you can hear from all directions. This gives you the freedom to do what you love while enjoying a more natural listening experience.

Oticon CROS hearing aids

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