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Hearing Aid Services

Hearing aids are essential tools for treating, managing, or improving hearing loss. Hearing aids can make a dramatic difference and enhance the quality of life for people diagnosed with hearing impairments.

Hearing Health & Wellness Center in Plantsville, CT can help you select the hearing aid that best suits your hearing requirements and way of life. As a one-stop shop for all your audiology requirements, our clinic also provides maintenance, repair, and adjusting services for hearing aids for your convenience.

Hearing Aid Selection 

Choosing the best and most appropriate hearing aid can be challenging given the variety of options currently available on the market. The majority, if not all, hearing aid brands will claim to be the best, which can make hearing aid selection a bit overwhelming.

The first thing you must keep in mind while choosing a hearing aid is that every person has a unique type of hearing loss. There are many types and degrees of hearing loss, and you also need to take into account your budget, lifestyle, and preferred technology features.

In the process of choosing hearing aids, audiologists are important. Proper fitting, adjusting, and real ear measurement verification should be done in order to effectively utilize the capabilities and advantages of hearing aids.

Hearing aid styles

To help make hearing aid selection easier, we’ve listed all the available hearing aid styles with their corresponding features and benefits.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

With CIC hearing aids, only the small handle for removal of the hearing aid can be seen out of the ear canal.

  • Virtually undetectable
  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Custom-made

In-the-Canal (ITC)

ITC hearing aids are custom-fit devices that sit inside the ear canal. Unlike completely-in-canal hearing aids where only the removal handle can be seen out of the ear canal, ITC hearing aids show a bigger portion in the outer ear. The majority of ITC hearing aids are fitted to the wearer’s particular ear anatomy and are housed in a thin plastic casing.

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Can accommodate a variety of technology level choices
  • Custom-made

In-the-Ear (ITE)

In-the-ear hearing aids are designed to fit the outer portion of the ear. Custom-made in-the-ear hearing aids come in two designs: full shell and half shell. Half-shell ITE hearing aids only occupy the bottom portion of the outer ear, while full-shell ITE hearing aids fill the entire bowl-shaped space.

  • Easy to adjust
  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Custom-made

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Behind-the-ear hearing aids are the world’s most common hearing aid style. BTE hearing aids are available in standard, power, or mini variants.

  • For moderate to severe hearing loss
  • No hard-to-use buttons
  • Discreet design
  • Can be used with rechargeable batteries

RIC Hearing Aids

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Hearing Aid Programming and Adjustments 

To make sure you have the greatest possible hearing experience, we strongly advise that you leave the programming of your hearing aids in the hands of experts. Smart phones and specialized apps make it easy for patients to make adjustments in different environments.

Hearing Health & Wellness Center in Plantsville, CT provides post-fitting support to assure our patients are receiving the best hearing care available .

Real ear measurements 

The gold standard for verifying whether a hearing aid user is getting the most precise degree of amplification at each frequency is real ear measurements (REM), also known as probe microphone measurements.

Since every person’s hearing loss is different, real ear measurements must be performed to ensure that hearing aids are configured specifically for your unique hearing loss.

Why is a real ear measurement important? 

Real ear measurements play a crucial role in hearing aid fitting because they accurately measure the intensity of a hearing aid based on its intensity and frequency response and how it affects your affected ear. 

Hearing Aid Repairs 

Any electronic device will eventually need servicing or maintenance no matter how well you take good care of it. In a similar manner, hearing aids will eventually require some servicing or updating at one point or another.

Hearing Health & Wellness Center provides hearing aid repairs and services in our on-site lab, in Plantsville, CT. We service and repair several hearing aid brands including Phonak, Unitron, Oticon, ReSound, Widex, Signia, and Starkey.

Hearing Health & Wellness Center – Hearing Aid Services in Plantsville, CT

We are here to help you HEAR! We provide the most comprehensive hearing care in central Connecticut. We take pride in providing the latest cutting-edge hearing aids and audiological treatments at our clinic. We provide one-stop convenience for all of your hearing needs, ranging from hearing aids and accessories to hearing protection.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


“Very pleased with my visits. Linda is always professional and knowledgeable, and aware of my needs. I feel quite confident in trusting her with my hearing issues. Joelle is always pleasant and accommodating. We are lucky to have Hearing Health & Wellness Center in our community.”

– Kathleen K.

“I’ve been wearing hearing aids for over 30 years and was very familiar with sales tactics of other companies. With Hearing Health & Wellness Center, I felt like I was with a medical professional, not a salesperson. Prices are fair and the customer service is Outstanding…

– Ron Stech

Dr Vasile is professional and makes you very comfortable. Thorough and gives you time to get information and answer questions. I have to say I was impressed with her as well as her assistant. Was a very beneficial appointment and I look forward to a good relationship.

– Bonnie Dow



Frequently Asked Questions

Basically, yes. Through self-referral, you are not obliged to see a physician or practice nurse before making an appointment with an audiologist. The majority, if not all, third party payers will need a referral, even though neither state licensure nor an audiologist’s ethics necessitate one. It is best to confirm the details of the referral with the specific payer. Payers, however, are generally reasonable and permit a broad recommendation, as is the case with Medicare. Medicare accepts written correspondence signed by the treating practitioner or his or her office, phone calls from the practitioner or his or her office, or emails from the practitioner or his or her office (section 80.6.1 of Chapter 15 of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual). 
Presently, a physician referral is required for all diagnostic audiological treatments covered by Medicare; nevertheless, the main factor affecting payment is the reason for the test. Medicare will pay for medically appropriate and required procedures to diagnose and treat a patient’s illness. For each service that is invoiced, the clinician is required to document in the medical record the precise sign, symptom, or medical complaint that prompted the service.
A hearing aid specialist can perform a simple hearing evaluation on you and fit you with a hearing aid. A wider range of hearing, balance, and related audiological problems can be assessed and diagnosed by audiologists. The medical experts responsible for identifying the underlying cause of hearing loss are audiologists since they are trained in the pathology of hearing loss. Contrarily, a hearing aid specialist is only concerned with conducting hearing tests to fit hearing aids.
Professionals who test hearing and provide aftercare for hearing aids are known as hearing aid dispensers (HADs). Hearing aid dispensers must be licensed and certified in order to use hearing technology. A wider variety of hearing and balance problems can be assessed and diagnosed by audiologists. For treatments that are more closely tied to medicine, such as balance issues, Ear wax, and hearing loss brought about by exposure to noise, an audiologist may be more appropriate. Both professionals are competent in fitting and adjusting hearing aids as well as performing cleaning, maintenance, and repairs.
Analysis tests are primarily carried out by audiologists to assess a patient’s hearing capacity. Audiologists can identify and treat hearing loss with hearing aids and other devices. They devote a lot of effort to teaching patients and their families better communication and hearing-care techniques. Audiologists can also diagnose and handle patients who have issues with hearing and balance, and can carry out professional Ear wax removal.
Hearing aids that are purchased on the cheap are not nearly as effective as those that are fitted and maintained by a qualified hearing healthcare professional. The sophisticated noise filters and abrupt noise mitigation capabilities of more expensive versions are absent from inexpensive hearing aids. In fact, inexpensive hearing aids have the ability to produce loud noises that can further harm your hearing.
Numerous factors can lead to hearing loss, so it’s crucial to obtain a thorough hearing evaluation to choose the most effective course of action. Regular exposure to excessively loud noises can increase one’s susceptibility to hearing loss over time. As a person gets older, age-related hearing loss is expected to happen gradually. Hearing loss may also result from taking certain treatments or medications.
Attempting to clean out your ears using cotton swabs could further impact wax, while pointy objects can cause injuries to your ear canal. To avoid damaging delicate ear parts, we strongly advise professional Ear wax removal to remove wax buildup rather than using do-it-yourself methods. Professional ear wax removal is quick and generally painless. Audiologists have the appropriate tools and methods to ensure that your ears are safe during the procedure.

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Hearing Health & Wellness Center provides comprehensive preventative, diagnostic, and rehabilitation hearing services for pediatric and adult patients. Call us today to schedule your appointment.