Center for Better Hearing

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Cromwell, Connecticut (860) 632-5003
Westbrook, Connecticut (860) 552-4695

Audiology and Hearing Aid Services

Hearing Evaluations

The first thing you will do when you meet with one of our Doctors of Audiology is discuss your symptoms, medical history, hearing concerns, and listening needs.  The next step during this appointment is a hearing test.  The test consists of a series of low frequency and high frequency tones along with a list of words to determine your ability to understand speech.  The results will help us determine the type and degree of your hearing loss, the site of etiology, your ability to understand speech, and if hearing aids will help you.

Typanometry, acoustic reflex testing, and otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) are other tests available to further evaluate your hearing.

Hearing Aids and Services

Once your hearing loss has been determined, our Doctors of Audiology will consult with you to determine your best options for better hearing.  If hearing aids are recommended, we will discuss the best hearing aids for you based on your hearing loss and individual lifestyle.  A hearing aid fitting appointment is then scheduled, where the hearing aids are programmed to your hearing loss and you are shown how to use and care for the aids.  Our "measureable benefit guaranteed" motto involves routine follow-up visits where we utilize objective measures to verify hearing aid settings.  We are committed to ensuring your success with hearing aids and to optimize hearing aid performance.

Most new hearing aid purchases include a three year manufacturer's warranty as well as our audiologists' professional services for one year after purchase.

If you are a current hearing aid user, we are also able to repair most makes and models of hearing aids.

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Warranty Renewal Program

We offer a program to extend your manufacturer's repair and/or loss and damage warranty on your hearing aids.  Please call our office to inquire on how you can benefit from our Warranty Renewal Program!

Assitive Listening Devices (ALDs)

ALDs are devices that provide better hearing ability in a variety of challenging listening settings.  Our Doctors of Audiology can consult with you regarding amplified phones, vibrating alarms, flashing light alert systems, loop systems, amd FM systems.  We are an authorized "TV Ears" Dealer.

Patient Education

The staff of Center for Better Hearing, LLC is committed to meeting the needs of the hearing impaired.  We look to educate our patients about their hearing loss and communication needs.  In order to aid the hearing impaired and their families, seminars are scheduled to assist in the understanding of hearing loss and hearing aids.  Quarterly newsletters are sent to all patients to provide them with timely information related to hearing loss and hearing aids.

Custom Earpieces

We offer special custom earpieces for musicians and workers who need sound reduction and/or protection from noise exposure, as well as water resistant earmolds to protect your ears while swimming.

Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Developers of hearing aids are always looking for new and improved ways of making hearing aids better and more useful in people's lives. Bluetooth technology is being used to make it easier for hearing aid users to connect their hearing aids to various devices for improved sound quality directly from the sound source.

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Cell Phone Accessories

Custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible device, hands-free and more.

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Cerumen Removal

Cerumen, also known as earwax, is naturally produced by the glands in the ears to lubricate the ear canals and keep dust and debris from getting too far down in the ear canal.

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Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation

A diagnostic hearing evaluation is the first step in determining your hearing capability. If you have a hearing loss, it will detail the extent, type, and specifics of your particular hearing loss.

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Earmolds and Earplugs (for hearing protection)

Sudden or prolonged exposure to noise can cause damage to your hearing and is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss from prolonged noise exposure is often detected too late, meaning the hearing loss is usually irreversible.

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Hearing Aid Evaluation

There are many steps that are part of a hearing aid evaluation. If you suspect that you might need a hearing aid, you will first need to have a hearing evaluation.

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Hearing Aid Fitting

Once you have selected your hearing aids after an evaluation, your hearing professional will program them, based on a prescription, to meet your hearing needs.

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Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing aids have small working parts, and it is not uncommon over time for a hearing aid to need a repair.

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Live Speech Mapping

In the past, hearing evaluations and fittings for hearing aids consisted mostly of a series of beeps and noises. Today, audiologists are equipped with new technologies and methods to make the hearing evaluation process and hearing aid programming process more effective.

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Musician Ear Plugs and Monitors

Musicians have unique needs when it comes to hearing protection. They need to protect their hearing, but they also need to be able to hear their own music clearly, as well as hear other musicians’ music and voices while performing.

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