When was the last time you had your hearing tested?
We often have our teeth checked, our eyes checked, and our blood-pressure tested, but we rarely have our hearing tested.
The hardest part of hearing loss is that it’s often a gradual process, which means that it often goes unnoticed. Over time, while you may have felt like your hearing is normal with no benchmark to test against, your hearing may have suffered and be at a lot lower capacity than it used to be. That’s why it is recommended that you have a regular hearing test at a hearing care center.
At Acadian Hearing’s centers, we’ve helped to greatly improve the lives of hundreds of Southwest Louisiana’s residents. If you have a concern about your or a loved ones hearing health, you have questions regarding hearing aids, or you simply need some advice, we’re here to help.
We may find that your hearing loss is simply because of a build-up of ear-wax or, there’s a simple solution, but we can only help once you’ve taken the first step of getting in touch with us. Your journey to better hearing starts here.
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HOW WE CAN HELP
COMPREHENSIVE HEARING ASSESSMENTS
The problem with hearing loss is that in most cases, you’re unaware of it, as you can’t hear what you can’t hear.
It’s why regular hearing assessments are so important in order to catch any signs of hearing loss in the early stages.
Our hearing assessments are quick, painless, and allow us to comprehensively test your hearing in less than 20 minutes.
BEST-IN-CLASS HEARING TECHNOLOGY
With the progression of hearing aid technology over the past decade, hearing aids have drastically changed from the large, clunky devices that we remember our elderly relatives wearing.
Today, they boast incredible technology and in some cases, are almost invisible.
If we discover that you require hearing aids in order to benefit your hearing, then we’ll work with you to find the right fit, the right style, and the right budget to suit your lifestyle and preferences.
LOUISIANA’S BEST HEARING CARE EXPERTS, Under One Roof
Acadian Hearing Services is a team of leading experts in hearing and balance care serving Southwest Louisiana with clinics in Lake Charles and Sulphur.
Originally founded in 1986, we’ve been helping our patients with hearing and balance needs for over 32 years.
Our story dates to 1976 when Audiologist and Captain Steven W. Morris was serving in the US Army, caring for the hearing of our troops. Upon leaving, he founded Acadian Hearing & Speech Services in Lake Charles.
Since that day, Acadian Hearing Center has established a reputation as both the local hearing care experts and nationally as the state’s leading hearing & balance specialists.
The Different Types of Hearing Aids
Invisible In The Canal (IIC) Hearing Aid
The smallest custom style, IIC instruments, sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
Completely in the Canal (CIC) Hearing Aid
The smallest custom style, CIC instruments, fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild-to-moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal, as they’re nearly invisible when worn.
In the Canal (ITC) Hearing Aid
ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.
Full Shell or In the Ear (ITE) Hearing Aid
Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features, such as directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they’re widely recommended for mild-to-severe hearing loss.
Receiver in ear (RIC) Hearing Aid
RIC models are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main body of the instrument. RIC instruments fit mild-to-severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.
BTE with Earmold, Hearing Aid
BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features, including a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.
Acadian Hearing Provides Different Ways to Pay
Out of pocket
You can pay for your hearing care package in one simple transaction that invests in your hearing devices along with a hearing care package of an Audiologist’s time, expertise and leading care for your hearing health.
You can split your payments over a period of time by selecting one of our payment plans, which allows you to pay for your devices and hearing care package over a selected period of time (from 90 days to 12 months).
You can lease your hearing aids from as little as $99 per month. This package also includes your follow-up appointments and after-care, giving you leading technology for a low monthly investment