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ENHANCED CLARITY EVEN
IN BACKGROUND NOISE
30% improvement in speech understanding in background noise. The most natural listening experience.
See what our patients think
19:26 26 Jun 17
On June 23, 2017, I purchased a pair of Oticon OPN 1 MINI RITE hearing aids with 100 speakers fitted with power dome ear pieces. These rubber domes took some practice inserting into the ear since they are tight but very secure and provide the best sound/volume when inserted properly. In addition, they won't fall out possibly losing my hearing aids. My current hearing aids were only 2 years old and working okay but my hearing in crowds, movies, restaurants in the car and other background noises was poor. After a trial period the new Oticon hearing aids provided to be far superior to filtering out background noise and voice came through with much more clarity. It was a difficult decision to replace my 2 year old state of the art costly Phonak hearing aids. However, the performance improvement of the Oticon hearing aids was well worth the expense. I also purchased the 3.0 TV adapter which works great ! I can listen with excellent stereo fidelity at a comfortable volume level independent of others around me. Thanks from Charlie of Holden MA
20:48 12 Jun 17
Excellent coffee and cookie. Tracy was very professional, taking her time and listening to my feedback to program the hearing aids to my satisfaction.
16:07 04 May 17
Pleasant and relaxing environment. No pressure. Great new hearing experience.
Sanjay L. Deshpande
13:53 10 Apr 17
Professional and considerate. Take the time to understand the "patient" and make things right.
14:02 28 Mar 17
I can hear clearly now! Frustrated with Umass specialists, I came here on a recommendation from friend. Efficient and friendly staff had me tested and walking out with personalized hearing aids the same morning.
17:09 27 Jan 17
Kimberly was very caring and professional. She conducted an audiologic exam and recommended an ENT consult. She was very informative. The office staff were also extremely helpful. Would recommend this office!!
14:45 21 Dec 16
I only wish I had visited Hearing and Balance and Dr. Darrow years ago. My first visit yesterday was unlike visiting audiologists in the old days. New tests, visual real time displays of ear performance, explanations of the interdependence of hearing and brain function. Kim, the audiology fellow, was extremely pleasant and patient, as well as informative. Finally, I got the newest iteration of miniaturized, noise-cancelling Oticon hearing aids (my first ever), and they are an easy fit and unobtrusive. I hardly know I have them on. Bonus: they're iPhone enabled and they stream bluetooth (if you fellow geezers like) right through your hearing aids, which is very cool. Most of all, they are natural sounding, not like your parents' clunky hearing aids. For me, they don't make everything louder; they just make sounds clearer and more understandable. I am already comfortable with them, and in subsequent visits Dr. Darrow will tweak them to be even more attuned to my requirements. Baby steps, I understand, but they already are a huge improvement.
14:33 08 Dec 16
Very pleasant staff, timely appointment, very thorough testing, clean and modern facility. They took the time to answer all my questions. I would rated them 5 stars if not for the cost of the hearing aid offered to me which was way above my expectation of value and justification for my needs
13:45 12 Nov 16
Dr Darrow is a wealth of knowledge in his field. He is patient, considerate and kind. Takes as much time with the patient as is needed. I have recommended him to several of my friends.
19:28 09 Nov 16
Couldn't have asked for more. Really impressed with how everything went from the time I arrived until I left. Wasn't rushed and always felt they had my best interest in getting me the best to help with my hearing loss.
21:06 07 Nov 16
I heard Dr. Darrow talk about hearing aids on our local radio station. He had great news about new hearing aid technology. He was offering a hearing test and a free trial period using the new Oticon hearing aids. I took him up on his offer. I wasn't disappointed. There was a dramatic difference in the old hearing aids from the Veterans Administration, and the new ones from Dr. Darrow. I was sold on their product. Dr. Darrow and his office staff are true professionals on treating hearing loss.
03:57 07 Nov 16
I went in expecting to get a hearing test and came out with hearing aids.Everyone I met were very nice and professional
15:37 26 Oct 16
Excellent overall experience...very high level of technical competence and a clear commitment to patient satisfaction. I highly recommend these people for solutions to hearing issues.