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Charles Darby PhD, MA, BC-HIS

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Little Rock

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences - University of Memphis
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Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences International Hearing Society

About Charles

At Chenal Hearing Center we individualize treatment to bring you the very best in hearing healthcare.  Like you, we also experience hearing loss and use our own products to restore sounds that life has taken away.  We would love to discuss your specific situation and find an answer to address your individual need.  Give us a call ... See how Chenal Hearing Center can improve your life.

Chenal Hearing Center in Little Rock is conveniently located on Kanis Road just south of Chenal Parkway.   ​We offer a wide range of services relating to hearing health. We offer the latest in digital technologies from multiple manufacturers and employ the latest in testing equipment and procedures.  Our facility includes ample parking, handicap spaces, and wheelchair ramps.

Browse our website to find out how you too can regain understanding and the sounds of life that you once enjoyed.Learn more about our specialized approach and the benefits of turning to us for your hearing needs.  We're happy to serve the Little Rock and Central Arkansas area.

We're waiting to "hear" from you!

Expert Answers

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My mother uses hearing aids that are 14 years old. She is having difficulty hearing, but is cover...

There are a few organizations that offer "needs based" programs.  If she has no ability to pay, she can make application to Starkey's Hearing Foundation or in some communities,... Read more

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Which hearing aids have the best directional microphones?

You've asked a difficult question that has no easy answer.  All manufacturers of hearing aids are offing directional mics and they all seem to do a very good job with voice... Read more

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If removing earwax does not improve my hearing, what is the next step?

Earwax (Cerumen) itself does not cause hearing loss. An abundance of earwax, to the point of blockage, can indeed reduce the amount of sound that reaches the eardrum. If... Read more

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How do I remove earwax?

There are many methods for earwax (Cerumen) removal as well as many misconceptions.  I hear stories routinely of severe pain or damage caused by using "home remedies" to remove... Read more

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What hearing aids are easiest to use for an elderly person?

Each and every person is different when assessing the perfect hearing aid fitting.  In general, when working with elderly patients, I've found that dexterity issues are a... Read more

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Why is it difficult to understand words with hearing aids?

Amplifying sounds with hearing aids are only one part of the equation. Many patients also struggle with speech discrimination. They may hear the sounds correctly but have lost... Read more

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Is Starkey going to go out of business? My doctor recommended Starkey aids to me, but I'm worried...

The fraud case is brought by Starkey against former employees of the company who are charged with stealing $20 Million from the company.  After meeting Mr. Austin (Starkey's... Read more

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What is the expected battery life for a hearing aid with moderate wireless iPhone use?

Based on your question, I'm assuming you are using some type of audio streamer with your aids or using one of the newer Bluetooth direct aids.  More info is needed to properly... Read more

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Do hearing aids work normally when the battery is low?

Today's digital technology and current battery manufacturing processes allow virtually exact power from beginning to end. The aids will perform equally from "hot' battery to... Read more

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Is there any effective medical treatment or supplement for tinnitus?

I have patients ask for a magic tinnitus pill almost daily.  I truly wish there was such a treatment. However, there is no known supplement that has shown effective for this... Read more

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My provider only carries one brand of hearing aids. Is it important to have several brands to cho...

All major manufacturers in today's market make very good, high quality products. However, some have technologically more advanced units than others. My clinic carries a number... Read more

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What are the symptoms of hearing loss?

There are many indications of hearing loss that are typically ignored or just not accepted by the person with the loss.  Many times it's the family that brings attention to the... Read more

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Are there hearing aids that can connect to Bluetooth devices using the standard Bluetooth protoco...

There are hearing aids that use Bluetooth streaming direct to the iPhone. The most well known are the Starkey Halo and the Resound LiNX. To my knowledge there are no aids that... Read more

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I have mild to moderate hearing loss and tinnitus, and want a rechargeable hearing aid. What woul...

Although there are several manufacturers now producing both rechargeable aids and tinnitus maskers in a single unit, I have to recommend a unit that has both tinnitus maskers... Read more

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What is the best Personal Sound Amplification Device?

I see people almost every day in my office that make statements regarding their attempt to use hearing aids that "just didn't work". Upon questioning, I usually find they've... Read more

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How long do rechargeable hearing aid batteries last? Do they need to be replaced frequently?

I've been using rechargeable batteries for several years for patients with dexterity issues.  For the most part this has been very successful.  I've found that in most cases... Read more

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Why are "in-the-ear" hearing aids skin colored? It makes them look like a phone from 20 years ago.

Skin colored custom aids are to camouflage the unit as best possible.  Today's technology allows for much smaller custom aids where visibility is far more limited. The smallest... Read more

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What are the risks of buying hearing aids online?

Current control of dispensing hearing aids falls under the authority of the FDA. Online sales of this type of device is prohibited. Most manufacturers of hearing aids will not... Read more

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What are the options for dealing with hyperacusis and hearing loss?

Excellent question!  Hyperacusis is certainly an issue when trying to get hearing aids to perform at peak efficiency.  I've been relatively successful with patients that... Read more

Find Charles

Chenal Hearing Center
15300 Kanis Road
Serving Central Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
United States of America
501-821-1234
Website

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Free Hearing Screenings

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Earwax Removal

Hearing Aid Repairs

Tympanometry Evaluations

Video Otoscopy

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

In-Home Wireless Device Setup