Flynn Associates is an independent hearing aid practice. What that means is that we carry hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers so that we have as wide a selection as possible for our patients. We're able to look at your specific hearing loss and your hearing needs and use that to make a recommendation, without being limited to a specific manufacturer's offerings. And we've been in business for so long that we have a deep knowledge of each manufacturer's individual strengths.
Everything begins with your hearing loss, which we'll understand after we complete your hearing test. We'll also look at the patient profile questionnaire you fill out so we know what you've been having difficulties with. We will also talk to you about the activities in your everyday life. Do you stay home and have quiet conversations with the people you love? Are you active in volunteering, spending time with your community? Are you retired, or do you work in a hectic environment? Finally, we'll check whether you have any challenges with sight or dexterity. Based on the information we gather about these areas, we'll be able to narrow our recommendation to something that will help you.
The answer to this question is patient-specific. Hearing aids are personal, like prescription glasses rather than reading glasses, so we have to figure out what the best hearing aids are for you. Sometimes we find ourselves fitting one brand more than the others because that brand has introduced a new technology that really helps our patients, but our "favorite" brand always changing because new technology is always coming out. We will fit you based on what we think you'll have the best results with, regardless of who manufactured those hearing aids.
We offer EarQ, Oticon, Starkey, ReSound, Signia, Widex, Unitron, Rexton, and Phonak.
Today's hearing aids come in a variety of styles, from tiny invisible devices that fit inside your ear to discreet devices that hide their technology behind your ear and are barely visible as subtle wires connecting to a microphone within your ear. Again, there is no one "best" style on the market for all patients — it's personal. Many of our patients have the best success with receiver-in-canal hearing aids, but if you've been loving your custom-fit hearing aids for years, we'll work with your preferences as well.
We offer invisible-in-canal (IIC), completely-in-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), receiver-in-canal (RIC), and behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids.
Like any other technology, hearing aids have made significant advancements to offer a better listening experience. Some of the benefits are incredible! While hearing aids of the past would simply amplify sound, today’s hearing aids do so much more. The Oticon Opn S is a groundbreaking hearing aid that has opened up a new world of options for the user and taken the Open Sound Experience to the next level.
The Opn S is different because according to the Juul Jenson 2018 Oticon Whitepaper, 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. You can feel at ease in any setting, whether it is a busy restaurant or an event with multiple speakers. Now, you can thrive in noisy environments, just like people with normal hearing! Additional features include:
Remember, better hearing allows you to connect with the world around you and enjoy communication with the ones you love. If you’ve never tried hearing aids before—or it’s been awhile—try the Oticon Opn S! You’d be surprised how much a tiny device can impact your life and well-being.