Micro-Tech began in 1986 as a subsidiary of the international hearing devices leader, Starkey Laboratories. Located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Micro-Tech was established with the intent of supplying the hearing-impaired with compact, fashionable Micro-tech hearing aids which in spite of their dimensions could achieve superior sound clarity.
In the interests of implementing that standard, the components used in Micro-tech hearing aids are of exceptional quality, and include gold battery contacts hybrid microchips. Every Micro-tech hearing aid is subject to rigid quality control testing as well.
Micro-Tech even funds the annual trip which some of its audiologists take to Mexico, where they fit indigent hearing-impaired individuals with Micro-Tech hearing aids.
Audiologists are also important contributors to the development of innovative technologies for the users of Micro-Tech hearing aids, and Micro-Tech is involved in providing educational programs for hearing professionals through several institutions including the American Academy of Audiology.
Some of the Micro-Tech hearing aids innovations have included the remarkable proprietary DiRx directional technology which allows Micro-tech hearing aids users to adjust their microphones in the directions of a speaker, both providing extra clarity to his or her words and shutting out noises coming from other directions. The Caballo, Denali, and Dx3 Micro-Tech hearing aids can all be manufactured with DiRx capability.
Micro-Tech was also responsible for introducing one of the earliest fully-in-canal, or CIC, hearing devices. The first of the CIC Micro-Tech hearing aids appeared in 1993, and has been followed closely by nearly fifteen years of advances in compact but technologically sophisticated hearing devices. CIC Micro-Tech hearing aids can be built at their cutting edge laboratory to include any of Micro-Tech digital circuitry.
Micro-Tech has even designed its own line of batteries to use with Micro-Tech hearing aids, with gold-plated contacts to guarantee maximum conductivity.
Micro-Tech and Kids
Micro-Tech, in an attempt to ease the discomfort of children who have been diagnosed with hearing impairment, will provide a "custom care package" for delivery with the child's behind the ear Micro-Tech hearing aid. The packages can include everything from stickers and removable tattoos to coloring books and plush animals – and they are all free!
To help children learn responsibility for taking care of their Micro-Tech hearing aids, Micro-Tech offers. BTE, a plush frog-like doll with secret pockets, one of which contains a dehumidifier for the hearing aid.
Micro-Tech's concern for the impoverished hearing impaired n Mexico and its "custom care packages" are only two signs that it is a company with a heart, to which customer service will always be the top priority.