If testing indicates you would benefit from hearing aids, Dr. Ivory will guide you to selecting the best hearing aids for your situation. Dr. Ivory works with all of the top hearing aid manufacturers to ensure he can fit each patient with the most appropriate device for them. Brands we offer include Oticon, ReSound, Starkey, Signia, Phonak, Phonak, Widex and others. Wearing styles include aids worn behind the ear as well as custom fit devices that fit comfortably inside the ear or canal. Modern hearing aids offer a wide array of advanced options including made for iphone/android technology, waterproof devices, bluetooth, rechargeability and more. Dr. Ivory will help you find the perfect fit for you.
Without performing Real-Ear Measurements, fitting a hearing aid is complete guesswork–it might be comparable to getting fit with a pair of prescription glasses, but the optometrist “guessed” the prescription of your vision and crafted the frames based on that “guess.”
Dr. Ivory is one of less than 30% of hearing care providers that routinely uses Real-Ear Measures when programming hearing aids and never “guesses” the prescription. Hearing aid fittings using real ear measurements result in superior outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, higher long-term benefit and usage, as well as, improved aided benefit both in quiet and in noise. La Cañada Hearing Aids & Audiology is proud of the fact that Dr. Ivory provides the best in evidenced-based care to bring you crystal-clear hearing results from hearing aids that actually work how they should.
Even if you have hearing aids from another clinic, Dr. Ivory can perform Real-Ear Measures on your current devices to see how they can be programmed better. This is just another way that Dr. Ivory can maximize your performance with hearing aids to help improve your quality of life through better hearing outcomes. Learn more about real-ear measurements here.
Adjusting to hearing aids is a process that requires the skilled care of an experienced audiologist. Once you've been fit with hearing aids, you'll be scheduled for routine aftercare and maintenance visits with Dr. Ivory. During your appointments, Dr. Ivory will ensure your new hearing aids are performing their best and will make any needed modifications to their programming.
Dr. Ivory can service hearing aids from all of the leading manufacturers, even if the aids were not originally purchased at our practice. We invite you to visit us for all of your hearing aid needs.
While hearing aids help in many situations, there are some situations that are easier to hear than others depending on your hearing loss. The telephone can be one of these situations because you cannot use visual cues from seeing the speaker’s face over the phone. Dr. Ivory can help evaluate if you need assistive technology such as using a speaker phone, direct streaming of phone calls into your hearing aids, or closed captioning on your phone to optimize your phone listening and communication abilities. There are many assistive listening devices that Dr. Ivory considers (and some of these are built into newer hearing aid technology) but the most commonly recommended ones include: