Hawaii Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

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Family Owned And Operated Since 1980

Hilo

Kailua-Kona

Learn More About Hawaii Hearing Loss Rehabilitation

With Family Hearing Aid Center, You Have a Partner in Hearing for Life

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At Family Hearing Aid Center, our commitment to patient care was built around comprehensive science, patient empathy, and human trust. We do far more than offer hearing aid treatments. When you visit one of our hearing aid centers, we will help you with a comprehensive Hawaii hearing loss rehabilitation program.

Here’s what we offer to patients and what we believe makes Family Hearing Aid Center the premier choice for hearing aids in Hawaii:

1. Before the Appointment

Our commitment to each patient begins before you ever step foot in our office. To provide education to our patients on our process and treatment options, we will send you an information packet, along with Dr. Darrow’s best selling ‘Stop Living In Isolation’ book and accompanying audio CD. In this book, Dr. Darrow will answer two-dozen of the most popular questions he has received from his patients over the past 20 years. Everything from ‘how are hearing loss and Dementia are connected?’, to ‘what are the different treatment options?’, to ‘how affordable are hearing loss treatment options?

2. Family Hearing Consultation

Performed by our board-certified hearing aid specialists, our consultation is a comprehensive diagnostic procedure intended to define the degree of hearing loss and examine the impact of hearing loss on understanding words and conversation in both quiet and background noise environments. The best treatment begins with the best evaluation, and we use Dr. Darrow-approved evaluation skills to provide the best treatment in restoring clarity.

3. NeuroTechnology™ and Treatment Options: The Journey to Improved Speech Understanding

We hear with our brains, not our ears.

Neurotechnology™, the new generation of hearing loss technology, is designed to treat the cognitive impairments of hearing loss. Unlike traditional hearing aids that are manufactured to simply make things louder, today’s treatment options restore clarity of speech in all listening situations, including rooms with significant background noise. There are several Neurotechnology™ options available depending on the results of the hearing assessment.

Neurotechnology™ stimulates the auditory system depending on several factors, including the extent of impairment and the delay in treating hearing loss (e.g. how long have you been living with the untreated hearing loss). Treatment begins at the initial appointment and over the first few weeks and months, there is an adaptive process occurring as the patient’s brain becomes adapted to restored clarity.

4. Adaptation to Hearing Aids with NeuroTechnology™

In an ideal world, we would begin treatment for each patient on the first day their hearing loss started. However, in the real world, statistics tell us that patients tend to wait an average of 7 years before starting treatment.

Stimulation of the auditory system has a positive impact on the entire brain – and needs to be delivered at a conservative pace to ensure a successful treatment. Dr. Darrow’s method of adapting clarity and volume levels within the first few months has been shown to be the most effective treatment rate – with the highest patient satisfaction.

Upon beginning treatment, the patient can expect new experiences and new sounds! Patients will also visit the office 2-3 times over the first 30-60 days to dial in on exact sound stimulation levels. While science is the driving force behind NeuroTechnology™, patient experience and feedback help guide the treatment process.

Understanding the adaptive process of the brain is the basis for our comprehensive training program that encompasses total auditory rehabilitation and active, engaged living for our patients. As your hearing diminished over time, so did your brain’s ability to orient, localize, and focus on the speech sounds you want to hear. Think of this stage of treatment as the “physical therapy” for your ears.

Our comprehensive auditory and Hawaii hearing loss rehabilitation program will help you think faster, focus better, and remember more of what you hear.

5. Scientific Verification of Improved Hearing Ability

It is critical that treatment is scientifically verified and validated. ‘Real-ear’ measurements provide a method to objectively assess the accuracy and stimulation levels of NeuroTechnology™ when placed in the patient’s ear. Real-ear measurements are considered the “gold standard” method for achieving proper clarity and stimulation.

6. Ongoing Relationship and Personalization of Hearing Needs

Your hearing needs continue to change throughout life and so we value our ongoing relationship with patients and commit to working with each patient for many years to come. Our comprehensive treatment program includes service, cleanings, supplies, annual hearing assessments, and ongoing support, depending on the level of treatment plan you choose. When you work with our practice you have a partner in enhanced hearing and improved quality of life – we will always look forward to seeing you whenever you need our help!

Request Your FREE Hearing Consultation Today

Just like any great partner, we look forward to helping you and your family for generations. From hearing protection and preservation, to hearing aids and follow-up hearing care, to education and outreach programs, we are your full-service hearing aid centers in Hawaii! Schedule your complimentary Family Hearing Consultation today to learn more about our Hawaii hearing loss rehabilitation program – we look forward to meeting you!

As one of the premier hearing aid centers in Hilo, Kailua, and Kona, HI, our team at Family Hearing Aid Center also provides 5-star-rated hearing care to patients from Kahului, Honolulu, Pearl City, Kaneohe & Kahala, HI, and surrounding areas.

YOUR TOP RATED & NEW FAVORITE HEARING SPECIALIST IN HILO AND KAILUA-KONA, HI...

I was very impressed by the quality of the care and the exemplary service that I and my family received! I highly recommend them! They use a variety of tests and spend the time to explain everything to you and they answer your questions very patiently! Mahalo!!! - Barony barony hawaii 5 star review

Came in yesterday for my mother due to an ad invite for a new hearing device and instead got more than we came for, a thorough ear/hearing tests and insurance options expert advice without sales pitch hint. Dr. Wesley Nakamura's patience and knowledge made us feel comfortable and he genuinely wants to help us, putting our best interest first. Neat and clean office with super friendly staff! Too bad Yelp only got 5 stars when I could easily give it a 10! Thank you Wes and the staff !!! Aloha! - Andy andy hawaii 5 star review

I took a hearing test there and had the best experience ever! Dr. Nakamura is really generous, friendly, and heartwarming. He made sure if I felt comfortable when I am in the small room for the hearing test. He knows well with hearing aids and he fixed feedback of my hearing aid like in 5 minutes. The feedback bothered me for a long time but it got so much better. He speaks Japanese very well, too. I would definitely come back to here if I ever get a problem with my hearing aids. Thank you so much!! - Manae mane hawaii 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of our Audiology office. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Our Hilo Office
417 Kilauea Ave. Suite B-7
Hilo HI 96720

Phone: 808.935.2008

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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Our Kailua-Kona Office
Kuakini Tower
75-5722 Kuakini Highway, Suite 107
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Phone: 808.329.8300

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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