SERVICES WE OFFER
Whether you are a new patient, an existing patient of Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center or you purchased your hearing instruments elsewhere, the following services are free of charge! Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center offers ALL of the above-listed services in-home for your convenience. If you need in-home service or hearing aid maintenance, whether you are a patient of ours or not, please call us today or fill out our contact form.
One of the biggest challenges to providing patients with the most natural hearing correction is being able to simulate real-life settings in the clinical office. Traditional fittings rely on the hearing aid wearer telling us if the sound seems more or less natural at different settings. The problem with that approach is that it does not include all of the visual and auditory distractions that can affect a person’s ability to listen to conversation. It is almost impossible to provide the best programming in a clinical office setting. Upon leaving the office, Patients become disappointed that their hearing instruments fail to provide the same quality of sound that they provided in the structured office setting.
Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center has met this challenge with Audio Reality™, Using a large flat screen TV and a 5.1 surround sound system, this tool simulates real-life difficult listening environments, allowing patients to experience the performance of their hearing instruments in settings as diverse as a noisy restaurant, a moving car, as well conversations from a distance at home.
You may have heard that tinnitus can be successfully treated with hearing aids. Tinnitus (“TIN-a-tus” or “Tin-EYE-tus”) is the perception of sound in the head when no outside sound is present. It is typically referred to as “ringing in the ears,” but other forms of sound such as hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling and clicking have been described by people with tinnitus. The best treatment of tinnitus is to eliminate the underlying cause; however, diagnosis can be very difficult. Tinnitus can occur in one ear or both ears, and can be perceived to be occurring inside or outside the ear. Tinnitus can be a symptom of a condition that causes hearing loss, or it can exist without any hearing loss.
If you or your family member experiences tinnitus, hearing aids may be an excellent solution for masking the annoying noises associated with tinnitus. Masking is generally successful because the masking sound and the tinnitus sound are vastly different in quality. Tinnitus usually produces a shrill, high-pitched, unpleasant tone while tinnitus masking sounds are typically soothing.