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Hearing Aids & Accessories

Types of Hearing Aids

There are many types of hearing devices out there, but Constance Brown Hearing Centers chooses to specialize in three manufacturers: Oticon, Phonak, and Unitron. We limit the number of brands we sell to ensure that our new hearing aids provide the best possible solution to the hearing health needs of our patients.

But don’t worry if you have an existing hearing aid from another company. We can service many other manufacturers, too.

Technology has advanced greatly, and here are some great reasons to wear hearing aids:

Hearing aids can be equipped with blue tooth technology
They can sync with your TV, cell phone, or iPod
Some hearing aids have directionally sensitive amplification so they can focus in on specific sounds
Many models are also virtually undetectable

 
Hearing Aids — Not One Size Fits All.


 

Receiver In The Ear (RITE)

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Phonak Audeo V hearing aid

Discrete
Fits mild to severe hearing loss
Natural sound quality
Lightweight
No custom parts
Rechargeable options available

 

Behind the Ear (BTE)

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid

Sits behind the ear
Fits all hearing loss
Coupled to the ear via an ear mold
Longer battery life

 

Completely in the Canal (CIC)

Contained entirely in the canal
Fits mild to moderate hearing loss
Offers some cosmetic advantages

 

Half Shell (HS)

Fits in the outer portion of the ear
Fits mild to moderate hearing loss
More options are available than on smaller hearing aids

 

In the Ear (ITE)

Fills the entire outer portion of the ear
Fits mild to severe hearing loss
May be easier to manage
More options are available than on smaller hearing aids
Longer battery life

 

Batteries and Assistive Hearing Devices

Constance Brown Hearing Centers offers a full selection of hearing aid batteries and other accessories for your hearing aids. All hearing aid purchasers are enrolled in the Battery Club and receive 12 packs of batteries per hearing aid. Please contact us today for selection and pricing.

We recommend HARC® Hearing Accessolutions for assistive listening devices for your home.

 

Custom Ear Molds

Ears are as unique as fingerprints. So why would you get a one size fits all ear mold? Some in-the-ear models of hearing aids should fit your ear like a glove—to ensure that you are getting the best possible results. That is why we will make sure that your mold is custom fit to your ear, and your personality. You can choose from a wide array of colors, from transparent to skin colored. Also consider that ear molds are a benefit for many different devices.

You May Consider Them if You:

Own a Blue Tooth Head Set
A custom mold on a bluetooth headset makes it more secure in your ear and you are better able to hear the person you are communicating with over the phone.

Use an iPod Regularly
Frequent iPod users like custom molds because they are more comfortable for longer use, stay in the ears better, and custom plugs can be designed to be used with your current ear bud style ear phones or come with built-in cords.

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Our Mission

The mission of Constance Brown Hearing Centers is to be the most trusted source providing state-of-the-art technology to improve hearing for all.

 
Hearing aids have meant everything to me. I can hear much better and enjoy having a conversation with others. A new world has opened up to me because I can hear what others are saying.

— Vivian R. Portage, MI
I chose Constance Brown Hearing Center because of its reputation as an ethical center to have my hearing tested. My recent experience confirmed my expectations.

— Sandra O., South Haven, MI
Our mother is now able to hear birds, conversations, and communicate with friends and family. Your help is appreciated.

—Jerry M. Augusta, MI
Constance Brown Hearing Centers offers convenient locations that are easy to access and handicap accessible. I have no complaints about the service I received!”

— Betsy B. Kalamazoo, MI
I would like to let you know how much hearing aids have changed my life. Since being fitted with a hearing aid, I can hear sounds that I have not heard in years. Thank you so much I am very grateful.”

— Velma K. Paw Paw, MI

 
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