Did you know?

It's not common knowledge to most prospective hearing aid wearers that:
  • Great Nordic owns Beltone and ReSound, and Miracle Ear is a division of the parent company Siemens.
  • The North American headquarters and research and development center for ReSound and Beltone are under the same roof in Glenview Illinois.

What does this mean to you?

It means that cost for the similar technology is often available for less while typically providing a better warranty with an independent distributor.  When manufacturers compete to give us the best deal, the client wins.  With a one brand office, there is no competition between manufacturer and office.

Phonak offers TV and phone wireless solutions and remotes.
Phonak offers TV and phone wireless solutions and remotes.

Patient Reviews

Jason, Nathan and Katie – Wish to express my gratitude to staff at Columbia Hearing for all their patience and help [they] have shown me. I would recommend everyone in need of service, of your great service. – Gratefully, LaVerne.

LaVerne A. – Columbia, Mo 65202

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Ensuring the best fit!

We believe this to be our greatest attribute. Not all hearing aids are created equal as each manufacturer excels in different areas. Some clients want to hear better in noise, some have high frequency hearing loss, some need power hearing aids that will not squeal, some want the hearing aid to be as discrete as possible and the list goes on. The point is no single manufacturer provides all of the solutions, and as an independent distributor we endeavor to provide the unique solution for each client's needs. While some companies are contracted to provide only one name brand, we have access to EVERY major manufacturer's technology. Examples include but are not limited to Starkey, Phonak, Siemens, Oticon, Widex, Rexton, Hansaton, Unitron, Sonic Innovations, and GN ReSound. A contracted franchise company can only recommend what they carry whether it is the best product for the client or not. So the question to ask yourself is, “If I'm going to invest in my hearing, am I comfortable with what a one brand company has to offer, or what the entire hearing market has to offer?”

Which Manufacturer is right for you?

Lyric is the world’s first and only 100% invisible, 24/7 wearable, shower-proof, for months at a time hearing device. Lyric hearing aids are comfortably placed in the ear canal without the need for surgery or anesthesia. Once placed, Lyric can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months at a time, during daily activities like sleeping, exercising and even showering. Not only does Lyric’s deep placement inside the ear canal allow it to completely disappear from sight, it also helps the Lyric hearing aid to use the ear’s own anatomy to deliver exceptional sound quality. Find out how this revolutionary hearing aid can change your life without changing how you live. Make an appointment with us today to determine if Lyric is right for you.

For more information about Lyric hearing aids, please visit Lyric is not appropriate for all individuals. Individual replacement needs may vary. Duration of battery life varies by patient and is subject to individual ear conditions.
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Oticon is well known among industry professionals of having an excellent sound quality. Without knowing anything about brand and reputation, first time hearing aid wears and musician tend to prefer the Oticon sound quality over other brands. They also have excellent products for transmitting audio from a TV, a landline phone, and cell phone signals directly through the hearing aids without causing excessive battery drain.
Oticon Hearing Aid
Widex is also regarded among industry professionals, musicians and first time hearing aid wears as having a pleasing sound quality. In addition to a superior sound quality, Widex also touts having excellent background noise suppression.
Widex Hearing Aid
Hansaton, we have found, is a very unique company that was founded in 1957. They were primarily only fit in the European market until the USA headquarters opened in 2010. They use the industry leading Siemens technology and circuits, but have implemented what they believe to be a longer lasting, more convenient, and reliable rechargeable battery system. They have an unheard of five year warranty on their rechargeable batteries. Another very unique feature is that they manufacture both behind-the-ear and in-the-ear rechargeable hearing aids. The wearer only needs to drop the hearing aids into the charging base at night, and they are ready to go in the morning. They are completely automatic. When you place the aids into the charging base they turn themselves off, and when you remove the hearing aids they turn themselves on. They also adjust automatically while the user wears them. This has been great for those clients with vision or hand dexterity problems or just for those who don’t like to change batteries in general. It has also been good for clients in nursing homes that have multiple health care professionals that may not know how to maintain a patient’s hearing aids. With the rechargeable batteries and the automation, it’s as easy as taking the hearing aid out of the recharging case in the morning and putting them in their patient’s ears, then at night just drop them back into the case.
Hansaton Hearing Aid
Starkey products traditionally provide the most power in the smallest hearing instruments and the best feedback cancellation systems on the market today with superior background noise suppression. Clients report they are so comfortable that they forget they are wearing them. Did we mention they are water resistant?
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Phonak products are also very good with feedback cancellation and have terrific TV and phone wireless solutions and remotes. They even have remotes that are built into watches or fit on to your keychain so you don't have to worry about carrying around any extra devices. They also have a new feature called SoundRecover which helps clients with high frequency hearing loss. SoundRecover adjusts certain sounds so that healthier regions of the client's cochlea are processing sounds instead of the more damaged regions. This feature is only available in Phonak and 88% of wearers indicate that it is the most important aspect of their hearing aids. Some models are also water resistant.
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Siemens also offers wireless TV and phone solutions and has very discrete hearing instruments plus a wider spectrum of sound emission (great for musicians). In addition, they have rechargeable batteries available that charge while still in the hearing aid. The client simply plugs the entire hearing aid into a convenient charging base instead of having to fool around with constantly changing those tiny batteries. Very useful for those that can not see or manipulate small objects well.
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GN Resound offers sleek designs and is a world leader in innovative technologies.  They claim to have the cleanest sound processing, have excellent anti-feedback technology, good noise reduction so you can hear speech easier, and excellent wireless solutions.

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