Hearing Aid Instruments Specialist

Ryan R. Stevens, M.D., PC

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Corvallis, OR

Hearing aids can make a world of difference and help you communicate and hear more clearly to better navigate your surroundings. At Ryan R. Stevens, M.D. in Corvallis, Oregon, ear, nose, and throat specialist Dr. Stevens provides a wide array of effective hearing aid instruments to suit your individual needs. Hearing aids can be positively life-changing. To learn more, call Ryan R. Stevens, M.D. or schedule through the online system.

Hearing Aids Q & A

What are hearing aids?

Hearing aids are assistive devices specially designed for you to wear on your ears to improve your hearing.

Your listening skills improve over time as you get accustomed to amplification. In fact, your own voice might sound different while wearing a hearing aid. Hearing aids are especially effective, but they won’t completely return your hearing to normal, and it can take some time for you to adjust to wearing one.

Hearing aids are available in many styles and sizes, and they’re created by numerous reputable manufacturers. At Ryan R. Stevens, M.D., Sheri Smith provides a spectrum of proven-successful hearing aid instruments and brands for you to select from, including:

  • Resound®
  • Siemens®
  • Signia
  • Phonak
  • Starkey®

Once you’ve selected your hearing aids Sheri Smith can perform an electroacoustic analysis to assess how well they’ll work for you. Sheri Smith then reprograms your hearing aids to make sure they’re meeting your needs and you’re happy and comfortable with them.

It’s important you practice using your hearing aids in different environments and stay up to date with your checkups with Sheri Smith.

How do hearing aids work?

Most hearing aids are digital and battery powered. Hearing aids carry sounds from your environment into your ear and amplify them.

Small microphones effectively collect environmental sounds, and a computer chip equipped with an amplifier converts the incoming sound into a specialized digital code. The customized device analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs, and the level of the sounds around you.

The device transforms the amplified signals back into sound waves before delivering the sound waves to your ears through speakers.

Many hearing aids sit comfortably behind your ear, and others have small components that are placed on certain parts of the outer ear or in your ear canal. Another option is a bone-anchored hearing aid — a surgically implanted device.

What are the advantages of hearing aids?

Hearing aids provide numerous benefits, including aesthetically pleasing and discreet designs, high sound quality, compatibility with assistive listening devices, and smaller electronic components. Sheri Smith also provides invisible hearing aids for optimal discretion.

Thanks to modern technological advances, you can wirelessly stream phone calls, music, television, and more directly into your hearing aids. You can even make adjustments via your smartphone.

Hearing aids can come with many additional features, such as:

  • Remote controls
  • Variable programming
  • Environmental noise control
  • Noise reduction
  • Directional microphones
  • Wireless connectivity

To improve your hearing and explore the many advantages of hearing aids, visit Ryan R. Stevens, M.D. and call or click to schedule online.