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.
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.
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 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.
Try the Xceed for yourself. Make an appointment today!