Digital hearing aids are available from a variety of manufacturers and in all sizes, from behind the ear to completely in-the-canal. We believe in providing the latest technology with personalized care. Our manufacturer was selected by the practice because of their 70+ years of service in the hearing industry and their network of over 1500 service locations that will be accessible to our patients.
Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t be afraid to ask about the best solution for your individual needs. Our practice will gladly provide a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee or exchange should your hearing needs require a different type of technology. Our manufacturer is one of the top 4 hearing aid companies in the hearing industry. The innovation we will have for our patients along with the outstanding service and follow up of our Licensed Hearing Care Practitioner will assure that your hearing aid is best for you.
Some of the examples of hearing devices are:
In the Ear (ITE)
These hearing aids have all of their components in the outer ear. These are all custom shaped to the patients ear and can be used for mild to profound hearing loss.
Full Shell: The most visible of the ITE, it also has the ability to provide the greatest amount of volume of any in the ear instrument for patients with severe hearing loss.
Half Shell: This instrument, though half the size of the full shell, for mild to moderately severe hearing loss, is still visible.
In the Canal: These models are used for mild to moderate hearing loss and are small and discreet.
Completely in the Canal: This type of hearing aid is the least visible when worn, may be appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing loss when seated deeply in the canal.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
The most widely used type of hearing aid, with the BTE the components are worn in a case behind the ear and sound is conducted to a custom ear mold through a plastic tube. Their controls are generally larger and easier to adjust.
Not Your Father’s (BTE) – Open Ear BTE’s
Unlike BTEs which utilize a custom molded earpiece, Open Ear BTEs are small, sleek hearing instruments that attach to ultra-thin, almost invisible tubing and soft, comfortable tips that are inserted into your ears. A common complaint of hearing instrument wearers is the feeling of their ears being plugged up. This is known as occlusion and is caused by the earmold or custom instruments being placed into the ear. By utilizing special tubing and tips, Open Ear BTEs dramatically reduce occlusion by creating a more comfortable listening experience.
Canal Receiver Technology (CRT)
An external receiver provides a smoother frequency response than can be obtained with an acoustic slim tube. Placement of the receiver in the ear canal, provides the fullest access to extended high frequencies. By taking the receiver out of the micro BTE housing and placing it in the ear canal, the Receiver in the Canal or RIC becomes unbelievably small, even with a 312 battery. The tiny case size and transparent wire combine to offer unrivalled cosmetic appeal.
After selecting your hearing aid, our specialists will fit and teach you about your hearing aid. You will know how it works, how to program it, daily cleaning and use, how to manage the batteries and use with a telephone.