About

Bixby Family Hearing

Service You Can Trust

Since 1986

Family Hearing Aids has been improving the hearing aid buying experience by providing world class hearing aid brands at the best prices delivered by a highly qualified hearing health care professional.

Let Family Hearing Aids be your Guide

With so many choices, patients are sometimes overwhelmed.

Which hearing aids are best for my situation?
Why order from Family Hearing Aids?
What if I am not pleased?
Can I talk with an on-staff professional if I have questions?

Contact Us

We would love to Hear From You
918-622-2773
toll Free 1-866-401-0038

Mon 9:00 – 4:30
Tue 9:00 – 7:00by appointment 5-7pm
Wed 9:00 – 4:30
Thu 9:00 – 4:30
Fri 9:00 – 3:00
Sat By Appointment Only

Bixby Family Hearing

since 1989

How do I know I have a hearing loss?

At Family Hearing Aids we want to help you improve the quality of your life.

We provide comprehensive hearing evaluations. We also offer professional and successful hearing aid fittings and help you take advantage of the exciting new digital and Bluetooth hearing aid technologies.

Specialists in Digital Hearing Aids

Our hearing aids are absolutely of the finest quality from the most respected manufacturers in the hearing aid industry.

We fit all styles of hearing instruments from behind the ear to the practically invisible, completely-in-the-canal models. Our technology ranges from entry-level digital to top-of-the-line hearing aids. Bluetooth aids can even be provided in entry-level models and are more affordable than ever before. We also have a 30-day evaluation policy to ensure your satisfaction.

With so many choices, patients are sometimes overwhelmed. How can Family Hearing Aids sell the same hearing aid as other providers but for so much less?

In some cases, hearing aids are not the complete answer to communication difficulties. There are many other devices available to help you in your most difficult listening environments. These devices include television listening systems, special doorbells, vibrating alarm clocks, amplified telephones that really work, mobile phone solutions, and many others. We encourage you to talk to us about all of your listening difficulties. We can help!

Many people experience ringing or other noise in the ear or head. We will evaluate the nature of this noise, make appropriate medical referrals, and discuss possibilities in management, such as tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT).

These professional musician monitors are designed for live concert sound reinforcement, film and/or video production. They work with any wireless or hardwired receiver for stereo, binaural or monoaural sound quality.

Any kind of noise exposure is potentially damaging to hearing, so whether your noise exposure comes from your work environment or just mowing your lawn, custom earmolds can provide protection from noise-induced hearing loss.

Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.

In order to adjust your hearing aid to your individual requirements, we first determine your personal hearing profile, or "audiogram." This is done by testing your ability to hear a variety of speech and environmental sounds.

We offer a wide selection of hearing aids, including digital processing and digitally programmable, from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.

To determine the optimum settings for your hearing aids, we use your audiogram, as well as your personal impression of how well you can hear. This adjustment process is carried out using a computer. When adjusting your hearing aids, we take various measurements to check how well you can hear. Once we teach you how to operate them and instruct you on the energy supply (batteries), you should wear your new hearing aids for a few days in your regular surroundings. Based upon what you tell us about how well you can hear in your everyday surroundings, we will make any necessary final adjustments to your hearing aids.

Once you have told us your history and your personal expectations with regard to your hearing, we provide you with detailed advice on the most appropriate products and facilities to meet your requirements. Which ear has a problem hearing? Which style of hearing aid is most suitable for you: analog, digitally programmable or fully digital? Do you want to regulate the volume of the hearing aid yourself, or would you prefer a hearing aid that adjusts automatically to any hearing situation? Which aid best suits your hearing loss or your personal situation? A Completely-in-the Ear, In-the-Canal, In-the-Ear (ITE), or Behind-the-Ear aid (BTE) aid?

Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will provide you with detailed information on how they should be maintained. Of course, you can have your hearing aids checked by us at any time. This will ensure that the sound quality remains as good as ever, and will extend the life of your aids.

Hearing Aids

What kind is right for you?

In-the-Ear Styles

Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a cast or impression of the ear.

They’re available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles each is listed, ranging from smallest to largest.

Behind-the-Ear Styles

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sounds down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal.

BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs.

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RITE models, also known as RIC (receiver-in-canal) models, are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main body of the instrument. RITE instruments fit mild to severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.

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ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.

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Half shell models fill half the bowl of the outer ear. Like ITC models, their size enables the addition of features such as directional microphones, volume controls and push buttons to activate special settings for different listening environments. Because of their size, they may be easier than smaller models to handle for some people and yet are still often disguised by hairstyles or sideburns. This hearing aid style looks similar to the ITC hearing aid when worn on the ear, but is slightly larger.

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Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles, and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they’re widely recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.

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Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and have ultra-thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate high frequency losses.

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The smallest custom style, CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal as they’re nearly invisible when worn.

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BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. They’re longer shape, following the contour behind the outer ear, generally can house more features, controls, and power than custom models. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.

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Helpful Links

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 651-5051
(202) 651-5052 (TTY)

Gallaudet University provides educational programs, vocational training, sign language programs, technology, and barrier free design for those with hearing loss. The site also contains fact sheets, resource listings, and reading lists on all aspects of deafness and hearing loss.

National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD)
31 Center Dr MSC
2320 Bethesda,
MD 20892-2320
1 (800) 241-1044
1 (800) 241-1055 (TTY)

NIDCD conducts and supports biomedical and behavioral research and training and the dissemination of information on disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The NIDCD Clearinghouse offers information to health professionals, patients, industry representatives and the public.

An informed patient is the foundation for a successful hearing aid fitting. The process starts with a call to Family Hearing Aids at 918-622-2773 (toll free 1-866-401-0038) When you call, you will speak with our hearing health care professional who will answer your questions and learn about your unique hearing needs. This person will offer you suggestions and work with you during the entire process. Should you wish to schedule a hearing evaluation, the hearing professional will assist you in scheduling your appointment.

During your appointment, the hearing professional will thoroughly test your hearing and make recommendations based on your test results and lifestyle. If you decide at this time to purchase hearing aids, the hearing professional will make ear impressions, if your choice is custom hearing aids. Other models that do not require ear impressions can be fit on your very first visit.

You'll agree that improving the quality of your life through better hearing is a big investment. At Affordable Hearing Aid Center, we want to make this decision as easy for you as possible. Following the hearing test, the hearing professional will provide information about various hearing aid models as well as pricing and warranty information and also discuss flexible payment options (check, credit cards, and payment plans) to meet your budget and lifestyle. When you are ready to move forward, you and the hearing professional will begin the process of ordering the hearing aids. If you have selected custom hearing aids (those that require ear impressions), the instruments will be delivered to the hearing professional, who will promptly test them, then contact you to set an appointment for the fitting and all follow up service. Your 30-day trial begins the day of your fitting. As you can see, choosing to work with Affordable Hearing is that easy. You have our promise that you will receive the most professional guidance from our hearing professional and you will obtain the best hearing aids at the best price. Again, our Tulsa area phone number is 918-622-2773 or call toll free at 1-866-401-0038. So let's get started! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (918)622-2773 or 1-866-401-0038.

Meet The Staff

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Doyle Collins

Doyle Collins began serving the hearing impaired community over 30 years ago in the Tulsa area. He found great satisfaction in being able to help people hear again by offering quality hearing aids at affordable prices. Over 1 out of every 3 people in America over 65 have a hearing loss. Over 15 million people in America with hearing loss avoid seeking help. Most people wait over 7 years after a hearing loss is noticed before seeking help. Doyle has made it a priority to help people by early detection and quickly and affordably addressing their hearing loss. He knows the early you address this loss, the less long term problems occur. His years of experience and straight forward advice have helped thousands of patients in the greater Tulsa area

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Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton has been helping people experience a better quality of life for over 30 years. His extensive background in patient care, serving in hospitals along with his education and genuine love for people has made him a favorite among his patients. “My grandfather was the first E.E.N.T in his small community so I grew up seeing first hand how proper medical care can make a wonderful difference in peoples lives.” After living in Texas for decades, he has returned to the Tulsa area to be near his family and continue to serve the needs of those with hearing loss. “I experience a personal comfort from knowing I have helped a person with their hearing challenges.” His hobbies are golf, fishing, and just about any outdoor activity as well as spending time with his family.