Customer satisfaction is our priority, that’s why we carry only the best hearing aids from brands we trust. We always have our patient’s best interest in mind when deciding which manufacturers to work with. Our focus is to offer a variety of affordable hearing aid options with a wide range of technological advancements.
At Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center, we want everyone to experience better hearing, no matter their age. We specialize in the fitting and programing of hearing aids for adults and children. We want to find the most appropriate hearing aid for you.
Dr. Lourdez Zamora-Fierro has gone through extensive training on various hearing aid brands. Some of the manufacturers she likes to work with the most are Oticon, Resound, Starkey, Widex, and Phonak. Although we have the freedom to choose hearing aids from each manufacturer, Oticon is the primary brand we currently use. Oticon has reliable hearing aids that our patients seem to love. In addition, working with Oticon is always seamless as they have great customer service and always provide the best service and technology to our patients. Since we are entirely patient-oriented, we like to partner with a manufacturer that has the same philosophy and values as we do.
We always keep up to-date on the latest hearing aid technologies so we can better serve our patients. We like to keep up with everything new just in case a patient needs something different for custom hearing aids or for children. Our goal is to provide our community with the best hearing care possible, and that means constantly learning about new hearing aids and manufacturers advancing technology.
When you purchase hearing aids from Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center, you’ll get more than just a pair of hearing aids. Services such as cleanings and check-ups are bundled with your purchase, so they will always be free for the life of your hearing aids.
If you already own hearing aids that were purchased from somewhere else, we will still spend time evaluating and reprogramming them for you. There will be an evaluation and reprogramming fee but the in-depth attention we give to your hearing health and making sure your hearing aids are serving you well cannot be found elsewhere.
We are partnered with EarQ which allows us to give our patients the best warranty on their hearing aids. When you purchase hearing aids through our Rehabilitation Center, your hearing aids come with the Secure 4-Year Warranty which is the longest coverage option available in the United States. This allows you to feel confident in your decision and to know that we will always be here to help you with any of your hearing aid needs.
Hearing aids can last for many years when they are properly cared for and maintained. But due to continuous advancements in hearing aid technology, many patients prefer to replace their devices every 3-4 years. We have some patients who replace them every 18 months just so they can keep up with the new technology. Depending on your personal preferences and the degree of your hearing loss, hearing aids can last you for many years.
Hearing aids come in different types of styles and with various levels of technological advancements. At Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center, we work with you to find the perfect fit of hearing aids that will match your specific hearing loss and lifestyle. Dr. Lourdez Zamora-Fierro will go over all of your options and make suggestions based on the conversation she had with you during your audiological evaluation and will let you decide what kind of hearing aid you like best.
Hearing aids are available in four types of styles:
BTE: Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids have the majority of its parts resting behind the ear. In the piece behind the ear is a small, clear plastic tub that is connected to the part that rests inside the ear. You can either have a custom ear mold (the part that sends the sound to the ear is shaped to the ear canal) or a tiny speaker piece that goes in the ear canal. These devices are small and discreet.
ITE: In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids rests entirely in the ear canal. A mold of the ear canal is taken in order to create a custom shape to make sure the hearing aid fits properly. While this customization is available in a few different styles of hearing aids, ITEs are the largest of the custom aids. It may be more visible, but only marginally so, and that allows more technology to be included in the device.
ITC: In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids are another type that utilizes the custom ear mold. Smaller than ITEs, ITCs have less power so they are not suitable for severe types of hearing loss. These also may be a little more challenging to use for those with dexterity difficulties.
CIC: Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) devices are extremely small in size and fit farther into the ear canal, making them less visible. Because of their small size the user must have fairly good dexterity to insert and remove these from the ear