Hearing aids come in a wide variety of technology, ranging from entry level to premium. Some hearing aids are designed for a more active lifestyle. Other hearing aids may be designed for those with a severe hearing loss. Choosing the right hearing aid can be overwhelming. Our audiologists are here to help you make the right choice for your specific needs. Below is a list of things to consider when choosing a hearing aid:
- The degree of hearing loss
- Skin Sensitivities
- Medical Considerations
Hearing aids are available in many different styles and look more modern and discreet than ever before. Different styles serve different hearing needs and generally, the more amplification that’s needed, the larger the hearing aid will need to be. Below is a review of the different styles of hearing aids available:
Hearing aids worn in the ear are generally custom-fit based on an impression of the ear. There are a variety of ITE styles that are available.
Invisible In-the-Canal (IIC)
Complete In-the-Canal (CIC)
In-the-Canal (ITC) or Half Shell
In-the-Ear (ITE) or Full Shell
Behind-the-Ear instruments sit behind or on top of the outer ear with a tube that connects to an ear tip or mold inside of the ear. BTE’s offer the widest range of features, colors, battery types, and degrees of power. Today, they’re offered in small, discreet designs that are often unnoticeable when worn. For those who prefer to “show them off”, they also come in multiple colors and designs.