At North Houston Hearing Solutions, we see the positive impact that hearing aids have on people’s lives all the time. They help people connect through communication and shared experience. Hearing support can also help to slow the progress of various mental and physical conditions. Despite this, some people still have trouble getting used to wearing a hearing aid. This is often because they are not using the ideal solution for their circumstances.

 

Which hearing aid is right for you?

When you visit our beautiful clinic and meet our Audiologist, Dr. Lacey Brooks, she will talk to you about what makes you feel comfortable. This information is considered alongside the details of your physical hearing needs. It should then become clear which hearing aid is right for you.

 

Types of hearing aids

There are lots of different brands of hearing aids. These often come with added extras and technology that makes them easier to use. Different styles of hearing aids typically fall into categories based on the visibility of the equipment and where it sits in relation to parts of the ear. Each has its benefits and challenges. Dr. Lacey can go through these with you in detail when you visit. For now, some brief details about the main types are below.

 

Behind the ear

This is the type of hearing aid that most people think of immediately when they picture one. It has a housing which sits behind the top of the ear with a tube that carries the sound into the outer ear. They are easy to use as all the controls are on the housing. They’re also quite comfortable as they do not touch any part of the inner ear. One drawback is that the sound quality is not as good as some of the more expensive types. This is offset by the fact that they do not pick up interference from wind.

 

In the ear

For a more discreet option, many users choose an in-the-ear type hearing aid. This is usually custom-made and sits within the outer ear. It offers excellent sound quality and is suitable for people with a more severe hearing loss. This style can be skin-colored so that it is difficult for other people to spot. There is a higher risk of feedback with in-the-ear models. They can also tend to break down a little more often than other styles. With the right maintenance support from us, this should not present you with an issue if you choose this style.

 

Get started

Visiting an Audiologist is the first step towards finding out which hearing aid style is right for you. Hearing assessments are easy and quick. They provide immediate results. Depending on your choice of hearing aid, you could walk out of North Houston Hearing Solutions on the day of your appointment with new equipment. Schedule a hearing test with our audiologist in Houston by calling 281-444-9800, or visit our website to explore your options.

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Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 2003, and earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009. She completed her clinical internships and residency at various facilities within Houston Medical Center. Dr. Brooks is a professional member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA), and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also the vice president of the Louisiana State University Houston Chapter Alumni Association.
    Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive…

    “Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive. Dr Lacey Robinson always takes the time to set my hearing aids exactly the way I want them. I have been a patient since 2008 and will continue to be for as long as they will have me”
    Brian Becvar

    I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me...

    “I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me. She always treats me with respect. I would not consider going anywhere else. She is friendly and always has my best interest in her mind. All the staff is exceptional aswell”
    Dan Payne

    I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service....

    “I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service she and her associates have provided me. She is always willing to help me out even on short notice. I am very happy to have her as my audiologist. She goes the extra mile to ensure I am hearing like I should. Thank you Lacey!”
    Daniel Feuerbach

    Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life…

    “Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life. The hearing aids have reduced the stress in my marriage. We can now agree on the volume on the tv”
    Dennis Agnelly

    The people in the office are very nice and helpful. I love Drs, they are ready to take care of yo…

    “The people in the office are very nice and helpful. I love Drs, they are ready to take care of you even if you don’t have an appointment. I would recommend for anyone who has hearing needs”
    Florangela Ceballos

    I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive...

    “I have been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions since they moved into the new building. Over the years I have purchased several hearing aids. I have only had great service during all the times. I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive. From calling to remind me that it is time to check my hearing aid to helping wade through the insurance paperwork, they were always as nice as can be. I would go nowhere else for hearing aids and the service”
    Marla Lingle

    Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place...

    “I’ve been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions for 5 years now. Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place. She has been great and the staff has exceeded my expectations”
    Robert Bush

    I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits...

    “I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits. As usual she takes good care of us. The hearing aid is great and we are always treated great”
    Ronald Novotny