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Audiologists at Adobe Hearing Center in Tucson Share Pros and Cons of Open-Fit Style Hearing Aids

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) December 31, 2013

Hearing aid technology advances at a very rapid rate. Manufacturers introduce new models every year and sometimes introduce entirely new styles of hearing aids. The Open Fit hearing aid is a relatively new style that is gaining in popularity. To educate hearing aid users in Tucson AZ about this new option, the Audiologists at Adobe Hearing Center in have published a comparison article online at Exactly What Are Open Fit Type Hearing Aids and How Do They Compare with Other Types? Dr. Lou Cheek's article makes the following key points.

1. Open fit hearing aids share many similarities with behind-the-ear devices.
2. Open fit hearing aids consist of a plastic case that rests behind the ear and a small tube that connects the case to the ear canal.
3. Open fit hearing aids keep the ear to stay ventilated and allow low frequency sounds to enter the ear without additional amplification.
4. The smaller size of the open fit hearing aid makes them easier to disguise as compared to Behind-the-Ear devices.
5. Individuals with severe hearing loss are not good candidates for the open fit hearing aids.
6. Individuals with poor dexterity or fine motor skills may find it difficult to change the small batteries of an open fit hearing aid.

About Dr. Lou Cheek, Au.D.

Dr. Lou Cheek, Au.D. is the owner of Adobe Hearing Center and has been part of the Tucson community since 1980. Dr. Cheek earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Arizona. She received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Prior to founding Adobe Hearing Center, Dr. Creek spent 8 years as the clinical audiologist at Thomas-Davis Medical Center in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department. Dr. Lou Cheek is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is an expert in audiological care for infants, children, adolescents and adults.

About Adobe Hearing Center

Founded in 1998 by Audiologist Dr. Lou Creek to provide hearing tests, audiological services and hearing aids in Tucson AZ, Adobe Hearing Center has grown to include 2 Doctors of Audiology and a Spanish-speaking Hearing Aid Dispenser. Adobe Hearing Center offers a full range of hearing care services including hearing tests, diagnostic testing, hearing aids, custom earmolds, and hearing aid repairs. It is one of the few Tucson audiology practices that has comprehensive services for children and infants. The staff is committed to providing the best hearing health care in Tucson in a friendly, family-oriented, relaxing atmosphere.

Dr. Lou Cheek, Au.D.

Adobe Hearing Center, Inc.
2102 N. Country Club Rd. #12
Tucson, AZ 87516
(520) 441-6341

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