GLENMONT — People are shocked to find that hearing aids sample sounds and calculate prescriptions using million-times-per-second technology and a 360-degree scanning system to emphasize speech over noise.
“They are even more surprised when they find they don’t have to lift a finger while all that’s being done,” said board-certified hearing instrument specialist Robert J. LaCosta, of the HEARt Ear Boutique in the Glenmont Plaza. “In the quarter of a century that I’ve studied this health field, I’ve never come across hearing aids that can navigate a noisy room like the new technology. They are definitely not your father’s hearing aids.
A concern of some potential wearers is that they will be noticeable and make them look handicapped or old. Beyond LaCosta’s alignment with the most advanced microchip in the world and using his precision sixth-sense programming from three decades of experience, HEARt Ear Boutique is unique for another reason.
“Consumers stop in car show rooms,” LaCosta says, “and they visit smart phone stores and they think that all that technology is sophisticated. But they haven’t seen, or should I say hear, anything until they find out how the advanced hearing technology is literally changing the lives of our patients.”
LaCosta said patients already have enough stress in their lives. He points to how many appointments are on their calendars.
“To ‘bulls-eye’ their hearing helps them regain dignity and abates many of those same stressors; especially social situations where they are missing out,” said LaCosta. “And believe me, there is an indescribable intrinsic reward for me when you see the smiles and get their feedback.”
Beyond the technology and homey manner, patients are treated to risk-free trials to reduce anxiety. Complimentary consults are by appointment and may be scheduled by calling 435-1250.