Let's Talk About Hearing Aids

Our first meeting to discuss hearing aids is without charge to you. We offer a 30-day free trial on devices without any obligation; please contact us to arrange an appointment. When we meet, we can discuss many topics, including:

  • Has your hearing changed? If so, how much has it changed? Describe situations that have become a problem. If you like, we can screen your hearing now without charge.
  • There are a variety of hearing solutions. Some will surprise you. Let's discuss those that will fit your lifestyle and enhance it.
  • Hearing aids can make you "hearing capable," significantly improving your quality of life, but they should not be thought of as a total restoration of "normal" hearing. We can discuss the differences.
  • Solutions are available in a wide range of prices and features. We will work with you to consider solutions that meet your needs. The warranties from the manufacturers and the after-sale service we provide here at About Better Care Audiology provide ongoing value for years.

Hearing Aid Selection

There are many factors that will affect the most appropriate hearing aid selection for you or your family member. These are things that Dr. Long will take into consideration when helping you find the best fit for your situation.

Type and Degree of Hearing Loss

Your hearing care professional will examine you to determine the exact degree and type of your hearing loss. If you have a severe hearing loss, a Behind-the-Ear (BTE) instrument might be the most appropriate choice, as it can provide more powerful amplification.

Ear Anatomy

The space inside our ears varies from person to person. Most ears are big enough for an In-the-Ear hearing aid but they may not always be large enough to accommodate the smaller types that fit deep into the ear canal. The new Micro-BTE style aids offer cosmetic solutions for most people.

One or Two Instruments?

If you have a hearing loss in both ears, you should wear two instruments. Not because they make things twice as loud, but because - by mimicking the natural hearing process - they give you a better sense of where the sound is coming from. They also help to avoid a condition known as "auditory deprivation", where the ear becomes lazy due to lack of stimulation.

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Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing Aid Brand Comparison

Comparing hearing aids from one provider to another provider can be difficult. There are many styles and different types of technology. Dr. Stephanie Long can help you by sorting through these choices based on your hearing loss and listening needs. She will help you narrow those options so you can choose the right amplification for you.

There is a solution for you that's cosmetically appealing and technologically appropriate!

Here are just a few links to hearing aid manufacturer websites in case you're interested in starting your hearing aid comparison search today.

Oticon ReSound EarQ hearing aids Signia/Siemens Starkey Widex

We spend time with you to help you choose the right technology for you. Do you need the most advanced technology in order to access multiple challenging listening environments, or do you simply need a little assistance to keep things clear and sharp? Only you can describe your life and needs, but we promise to help find the right tool for your personal situation. Trial periods are provided with any amplification purchase, and a full refund minus a small restocking fee is guaranteed.

Hearing aid comparisons can seem like a daunting task. Dr. Long can help you navigate the information surrounding all the many models to choose from. Let her years of experience guide you and your family to the most appropriate choice.

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Hearing Aid Maintenance/Warranty

Most hearing healthcare practice can only promise you a two- or three-year warranty. At About Better Care Audiology, we are able to surpass that by offering the EarQ Secure Warranty, providing a full four years of protection on all EarQ devices! That's just one of the perks we can pass on to our patients by being the exclusive EarQ provider in Appleton. Ask us about this during your appointment!

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Phone: (920) 915-9077

W3124 Van Roy Road
Appleton, WI 54915


Mon. - Fri.: 9am - 5pm
Sat. & Sun: Closed

Evening and/or weekend hours may be available by appointment.



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