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Digital Hearing Systems offers the world's most advanced hearing aids: fully automatic, comfortable and crystal clear. We believe in an educated consumer so we take the time to show you the difference between technology and let you hear it also.

Services:
FREE comprehensive hearing exam, FREE video-otoscopic exam, FREE in-house repairs. We offer best in class technology, a wide selection of styles including BTE, OTE, ITE, ITC and CIC. We have BTEs and OTEs in stock so you can walk out hearing now!

Products:
We represent the top 6 hearing aid manufacturers in the country. Starkey, Phonak, GN resound, Oticon, Unitron and Siemens. Our prices are 50% off the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing. We carry all hearing aid accessories including batteries.

Additional Links:
Digital Hearing Systems
Starkey Laboratories

Address: 13802 Weaver Avenue, Maugansville, MD 21767
Phone: 301-766-4327
Toll Free: 866-989-4327
Fax: 301-766-4455
Email: digihearsys@aol.com

Business Hours:
M-T: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
F: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Extra Directions:
We are located .5 mile West of I-81 and Maugans Ave. interchange in a big white building across from the Maugansville Ruritan building. We are on the corner of Maugans Ave. and Weaver Ave. with our entrance facing Weaver Ave.
Transportation/Parking: Parking is located directly in front of our door. No steps to negotiate, Handicapped space available. Washington County bus line runs right past our office.

Payment Types Accepted:
Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Also available, No Interest Financing (W.A.C.) for periods of 3, 6, 12 or 18 months. Extended payment plans available (W.A.C.) with low interest and payments as low as $44/month.

Business Affiliations:
National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences
International Institute for Hearing Instrument Studies
Licensed in Florida and Maryland
Recipient of Starkey Hearing Alliance 2007 Gold Award
Washington County Chamber of Commerce

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Digital Hearing Systems FAQ


Q: How do I know if I suffer from hearing loss?

A: To determine whether you suffer from hearing loss it is best to consult a licensed medical professional who will properly assess your hearing ability. Often, people who suffer from hearing loss recognize that they have a reduced ability to communicate as they find speech or conversation more difficult to follow. This may result in frustration as one feels others are mumbling, needs to ask others to repeat themselves or may avoid social situations because of embarrassment. Some people find that others complain about how loud they listen to the television or stereo. There are many signs of hearing loss, and if it is suspected, then do be sure to have tests done to ensure it is diagnosed and treated properly and to also ensure that it is not a symptom of another ailment or disease.


Q: What are the different types of hearing loss?

A: Conductive hearing loss is caused by interference with sound or transmission through the outer and/or middle ear. Sensorineural hearing loss is often called nerve loss and is caused by disorders of the inner ear or auditory nerve itself. One can also suffer from mixed hearing loss which involves both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.


Q: What are the different types of hearing aids?

A: Behind-the-Ear (BTE) - Sits behind your ear and is connected to an ear mold placed inside your ear via tubing. BTE devices are fastened on the ear with an ear hook and the ear molds are custom made to fit the user's ear.
In the Ear (ITE) - These are placed in the ear of the wearer.
In the Canal (ITC) and Completely in the Canal (CIC) - With ITCs and CICs, the whole hearing aid is placed inside the canal. ITCs are often larger than CIC devices. CICs are extremely tiny in size and are almost invisible.
Receiver in the Canal (RIC) ? Sits on top of your ear with a tiny wire that follows the curve of your ear going into the canal with the receiver on the end. This is a very popular type as there is virtually nothing to ?plug? up the ear.


Q: What should I consider when buying a hearing aid?

A: It is beneficial to examine the hearing aids' warranty and repair stipulations for your device. Digital Hearing Systems offers Free Lifetime In-house repair and maintenance on your hearing aids. Factory warranties vary with type of hearing aid. Trial periods to ensure the person is happy with their purchased product can be useful to the customer, but it is best to ask whether or not there will be a charge if it is returned. Digital Hearing Systems does not keep any monies if you return the hearing aids in good condition within our 30 day trial period. Most places will keep a fitting fee or a percentage of the cost for returning the aids.


Q: How much do hearing aids cost?

A: There are many factors that need to be considered when estimating the price of the hearing aid: What type of aid is it? What accessories does it have? Is it digital or analogue? Is it programmable? Did I get my hearing consultation and other services with the aid? What are the capabilities and product features? Digital Hearing Systems prices start at $995 per aid for 100% digital, programmable hearing aid. All of our hearing aids have Noise Management and Feedback Cancellation.


Q: Should I wear one or two hearing aids?

A: Because every person has a different extent of hearing loss with a different type, this is difficult to answer. We believe that there are benefits to wearing two aids. Obviously they provide for a more balanced hearing by better directing sound from different areas. We believe that two aids provide more clarity and allow the user to hear better in noisy locations. A complete exam will best be able to determine whether one or two aids will work best for you.  Digital Hearing Systems offers FREE Hearing Exams.


Q: Why are zinc air batteries used in hearing aids?

A: Hearing aids require a lot of power and energy. For this reason zinc air batteries are most often used because they produce a large amount of energy despite their very light weight and small size.


Q: What type of battery does or will my hearing aid need?

A: Every hearing aid takes a specific size battery. Companies now have a new-color coded system to help customers better remember and match their battery with their aid. Look through your hearing aid manual to determine the size. For future reference just remember your color to purchase the correct size:
Red - Size 5, Yellow - Size 10 (230), Orange - Size 13, Brown - Size 312 and Blue - Size 675.
Digital Hearing Systems offers the freshest and highest quality hearing aid batteries at the best comparable price.


Q: How long do hearing aid batteries last?

A: This depends on how much energy and power the hearing aid needs, how often you use it and what type of hearing aid it is. Some batteries may last days while others can last weeks. Digital Hearing Systems will provide you with information that will help get the most life from you batteries.


Q: How often should your hearing be tested?

A: Anyone regularly exposed to hazardous noise should have an annual hearing test. Also, anyone who notices a change in his/her hearing, or who develops tinnitus (ringing in the ears) should have his or her ears checked. People who have healthy ears and who are not exposed to hazardous noise should get a hearing test every three years.


Q: I don't feel that my hearing is that bad, why should I get hearing aids now?

A: Some people consider hearing as the greatest of all of the five senses. Helen Keller said, "Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people". There are sounds that help us live life to our fullest. People such as our families, children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors can make life worth living! Hearing at our greatest potential is invaluable


Q: How long does it take to adjust to hearing aids?

A: This really depends on the individual. Some people can adjust quickly to hearing aids, while it takes others a bit longer. It is very important to work closely with your Hearing Professional.  Digital Hearing Systems will never make you feel like you are a bother. We will take as much time as needed to assist in the rehabilitation process.


Q: What about maintenance of my hearing aids?

A: Earwax is an enemy to hearing aids. It is important to keep you ears as clean as possible from wax or foreign debris. Digital Hearing Systems will show you how to care for your hearing aids and suggest that you bring them in for a ?deep? cleaning on a regular basis. There is never a charge for cleaning your hearing aids.


Q: Is the new technology really an improvement over my old hearing aid?

A: Just in the last couple of years, hearing aid technology has vastly improved overall - meeting customer needs to remove background noise and eliminate feedback. A few of the improvements include datalogging, automatic program changes, use of remote control, and digital feedback suppression. These features, or the level at which they now perform, may not have been available to you before. You can make an appointment for a FREE consultation with Digital Hearing Systems offers FREE consultations to educate you on the new technology. We will even let you ?hear? the difference.


Q: I only have a little loss now. What is the risk in waiting for a while longer? Will things get worse?

A: Hearing aids cannot completely avoid the loss that comes with age and the impact of years of noise. We are all going to lose some hearing. However, being able to makes sense of what we hear depends upon our ability to differentiate sounds, to locate their source, and to process what we hear. These abilities decrease unless the hearing pathways are stimulated by use. So, while you may not speed up the loss by waiting, you could reduce your ability to adapt to a hearing aid when the time comes that you really need one. Your best course of action is to contact Digital Hearing Systems, have an exam, and then discuss the options.