Hearing Aid Overview

With 1 in 8 Americans with hearing loss and hearing loss forecasts getting worse due to increased noise exposure, hearing aids will likely become more essential as time goes by.

Luckily, the cumbersome hearing devices you may remember your grandparents wearing are now a distant memory. The latest hearing technology is advanced and discreet. In reality, you'll probably have friends or colleagues wearing hearing aids you didn't even notice they were wearing.

Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is not simply a device that amplifies sound. It is a complex medical instrument with technology that we can customize to suit your hearing needs. Although hearing aids don't help you restore your original hearing abilities, they help enhance your hearing and listening skills and reduce listening fatigue.

There are so many different varieties of hearing aids that it's easy to get bewildered. Here is a summary of some of the most common types we offer.

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Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC)

IIC models are the smallest and most inconspicuous hearing aids out there. The IIC styles will be unnoticed by most people you will encounter in daily life. They have to be removed by pulling on a short string and are usually inserted deep inside the ear canal. A comfortable fit and sophisticated noise reduction technologies are provided by this discreet style. They are favored by those who would prefer to draw as little attention to their hearing loss as possible.

Completely-in-Canal (CIC)

This style is custom-fit for your ears which means you get a more natural hearing experience. They are very similar to the IIC styles but don't fit nearly as deep into the ears. CICs are suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. They have the same benefits as the IIC style while being slightly easier to handle.
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In-the-Canal (ITC)

This type is intended for mild to severe hearing loss and fits partially into the ear canal. Because they are larger than the IIC and CIC styles. They boast more features and longer battery life than their smaller contemporaries. They may also feature volume controls and a program button – a boon for those who prefer to manually adjust their hearing aids. This makes them easier to use for those with dexterity and vision issues.

Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)

This type of open-fit hearing aid consists of a body and a tube that goes from the body towards the ear canal. At the end of a tube is an earbud that sits inside the ear canal but doesn't seal it. This removes the feeling of being 'plugged up' when wearing them because air and sound can quickly enter the ear canal too. Although smaller than the BTE models, they still boast a good variety of features, making them an exceptional balance of size, power, and features.
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Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid loops over your ear and is placed behind your ear. The hearing aid is connected to an earmold that is inserted into your ear canal. The BTE is suitable for people of different ages and with virtually any kind of hearing loss. But more often, they are found on those with severe hearing loss in the form of super-power hearing aids as described by the manufacturers. These devices have the longest-lasting batteries and the broadest range of features. Still, they aren't as discreet as some of the models listed above.

Schedule An Appointment

Hearing aids can be transformative, but only if they are the suitable model programmed to meet your specific hearing needs. That's where we come in. We're excited to work with you to help you find your ideal type and model. Contact us today to arrange a consultation in the comfort of your own home.
Schedule an appointment

Schedule An Appointment

Hearing aids can be transformative, but only if they are the suitable model programmed to meet your specific hearing needs. That's where we come in. We're excited to work with you to help you find your ideal type and model. Contact us today to arrange a consultation in the comfort of your own home.
Schedule an appointment