About Aria Hearing, LLC
Aria Hearing owner Chris Gulick is a highly qualified Hearing Instrument Specialist who specializes in hearing screenings, complete testing, recommendations and fine tuning of all hearing devices. She is dedicated to making sure all of her patients achieve the best hearing and communications skills possible for each individual level of hearing loss.
Aria Hearing combines integrity with empathy to provide the best hearing care in the area. We offer a wide range of services to people experiencing any degree of hearing loss, from mild to profound. Our diagnostic equipment and professional sound booth will provide accurate digital screenings and consultations to the hearing impaired. We provide cleanings and repairs for your devices and carry a full range of batteries, domes and wax guards to help you keep your devices working properly.
At Aria Hearing you can expect to come in, be tested, and leave the same day with your hearing instruments.
Aria Hearing provides a state-of-the-art diagnostic room. Your ears will be checked with a videoscope where you will view your ears with the hearing instruments specialist. We also have a sound booth where you will receive a through diagnostic exam. This exam will be reviewed with you and a recommendation will be made. We will offer you a demonstration of the hearing instruments in the office.
Aria Hearing provides a full range of services for most manufacturers, including repairs, maintenance, and supplies – wax guards, domes, batteries.
We also provide loaners while your hearing instrument is being repaired. We believe that your hearing is vital to your lifestyle–just like walking and eating–so we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
We fit products from four different manufacturers: Oticon, Starkey, GN Resound and Seimens. Each manufacturer has several hearing instrument options; we feel that with the variety of products there is a hearing instrument for every hearing loss. We carry basic technology to most advanced made for iPhone, and everything in between.
Did you know?
That your hearing health has a direct effect on your overall health?
Hearing loss can occur for a number of reasons. Some causes can be natural and others would surprise you.
As people age, they may begin to lose their hearing as a result of the natural aging process. One of the most common causes of hearing loss is exposure to loud noises.
There are also medical reasons for hearing loss such as viruses, bacteria, heart conditions, stroke, head injuries, tumors, and certain medicines. New studies have revealed some surprising causes as well, like diabetes or hypertension.
- 90% of people with tinnitus also have hearing loss.
- Tinnitus affects 1 in 5 people.
- Tinnitus can be caused by hearing loss, an ear injury or a circulatory system disorder.
Experience – Experience A New Freedom
Your brain is responsible for processing everything you hear and needs accurate sound information from both ears. When you choose your hearing solution, remember two ears are better than one. Think of your hearing as a system – your two ears and your brain – constantly taking in a wide variety of cues and automatically, unconsciously and effortlessly identifying the sounds and locating where they are coming from.
Actually, it’s accurate to think of your brain as the center of hearing and listening. To interpret sounds correctly, the information your brain receives must be as accurate and as detailed as possible. When we are listening in challenging environments, locating where sound is coming from helps us understand. We mentally locate sounds in specific places and then we can focus on what’s important. Sounds reach one ear fractionally faster and louder than the other and the brain registers these subtle differences.
Research shows that two instruments make speech easier to understand than only one, just as the brain converts visual input from both eyes into one clearly defined image, it turns out the input from two ears into a single sound picture where speech stands out more clearly.
Keeping your ears in shape.
If you have a hearing loss in both ears but decide only to wear one instrument in the ear that needs it the most, the ear that is deprived of stimulation might get lazier. The condition is known as “auditory deprivation” and the only way to combat it is by keeping both ears active.