Hearing Aids Specialist

Gary A. Coté, MA, CCC-A -  - Audiology

South Bay Hearing and Balance

Gary A. Coté, MA, CCC-A

Audiology located in Chula Vista, CA

With today’s advanced technology, hearing aids can do much more than amplify sounds. They come with a range of specialized options, from streaming music to smartphone compatibility. Gary A. Coté, MA, CCC-A, and the experienced team at South Bay Hearing and Balance offer comprehensive hearing aid services, from providing a wide range of hearing aids and a 90-day trial period to ongoing cleaning and repair. If you need a hearing aid, call the office in Chula Vista, California, or book an appointment online.

Hearing Aids Q & A

What are the available hearing aid brands?

As an independent private practice, South Bay Hearing and Balance works with all hearing aid manufacturers. That means you have access to a wide range of styles and everything from basic hearing aids to devices with advanced technology.

These are only a few examples of the hearing aids available from South Bay Hearing and Balance:

  • Phonak
  • Oticon
  • Resound®
  • Starkey®
  • Signia®
  • Widex®

South Bay Hearing and Balance specializes in wireless and Bluetooth® technology that works with your smartphone, smartwatch, tablet, and other devices. They also offer rechargeable technology and digital hearing aids that they program to fit your hearing needs.

What type of hearing aid might I receive?

At South Bay Hearing and Balance, you can choose from the full range of hearing aid styles. The team explains the pros and cons of each type, such as:

  • Behind-the-ear 
  • Mini behind-the-ear
  • Receiver in-the-ear
  • Receiver In-the-canal
  • Invisible in-the-canal

A behind-the-ear hearing aid is a type that many people recognize. It contains electronic parts in a case that sits behind your ear and attaches to an earmold inside your ear. This is the largest and most visible type; it’s also the easiest to take in and out and the least expensive.

As you go down the list, each type of hearing aid gets smaller. The smallest type fits inside your ear canal and is virtually invisible, but it’s also harder to adjust and remove.

What should I expect before and after getting a hearing aid?

Before getting a hearing aid, your provider at South Bay Hearing and Balance performs a thorough hearing test. They talk with you about the technology and type of hearing aid you need, explain the different features available, and help you choose the best device.

After your hearing aid arrives, they ensure it fits properly and adjust the sound. Then you start a 90-day trial period. South Bay Hearing and Balance reintroduces sound gradually, which gives you and your brain time to adjust to the hearing aid.

During your trial period, you have regular follow-up appointments. You can let your provider know how the hearing aid works, and they can fine-tune the programming to improve your results.

The team at South Bay Hearing and Balance also helps you every step of the way with hearing aid cleaning and on-site repairs for most major brands. They even offer home visits when needed.

To learn more about hearing aids, call South Bay Hearing and Balance, or schedule an appointment online today.