Hearing Aids

Riesberg Institue

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists & Hearing Instrument Specialists located in Pensacola, FL

Thanks to today’s advanced technology, hearing aids have come a long way from what you might envision or remember. You have an expansive range of choices in styles, colors, and features. At Riesberg Institute, Michael Riesberg, MD, and audiologist Star Lange-Richey, AuD, CCC-A, offer cutting-edge hearing aids in the office, financing options, and personal support for helping you choose the hearing aid that fits your lifestyle needs. To learn more about hearing aids, call the office in Pensacola, Florida, or schedule an appointment online.

Hearing Aids

What type of hearing loss is treated with a hearing aid?

The type of hearing loss treated with a hearing aid is called sensorineural hearing loss. This is a permanent type of hearing loss that occurs when tiny sensory cells in your inner ear are damaged. In some cases, sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the auditory nerve is damaged.

Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by:

  • Aging
  • Exposure to loud sounds
  • Certain illnesses
  • Head trauma
  • Medications that are toxic to the ear


You may also inherit a genetic condition that causes hearing loss in adulthood.

What types of hearing aids are available?

The skilled team at Riesberg Institute offers a wide variety of hearing aids in many different styles, with a range of technology options, and produced by many of today’s top manufacturers.

You can also choose from a range of styles, including behind-the-ear hearing aids, in-the-canal styles that are less visible, and micro-canal styles that are virtually invisible.

What specialized features are in hearing aids?

Advances in technology allow your hearing aid to have features such as speech enhancement and automatic directionality. Technology also enables small hearing aids that are more discreet.

You can choose hearing aids that have Bluetooth capability. This feature lets you use your hearing aid like a headset, so you can listen to your TV or stream phone conversations and audio from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

You can also have wireless control, using an app to adjust the volume, check the battery level, and change the programming in your hearing aid.

Don’t worry if the options sound overwhelming. Your Riesberg Institute provider explains your choices and helps you narrow down the options to a few hearing aids that best meet your needs.

At Riesberg Institute, you also have financing options for your hearing aid. For example, you may lease your hearing aid rather than purchasing it.

To schedule a hearing evaluation or learn more about hearing aids, call Riesberg Institute or book an appointment online. 

 

Hearing Aid Information

There are many types of hearing aids on the market that address all types of hearing loss challenges.The hearing aid manufacturers that we currently fit and service are listed below: