Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

The choice of hearing aid style is often a matter of personal preference and cosmetic appeal. However, there are instances when the degree of hearing loss dictates which style of hearing aid should be used. You should always confer with your audiologist in order to determine which style and manufacturer of hearing aid will best suit your hearing needs, your lifestyle, and your budget!

Once the appropriate style has been chosen it is just as important to choose the right type of technology in order to insure that you receive the maximum benefit from your hearing aids! Remember… any kind of technology can fit into any style of hearing aid!

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) – This style hooks over the ear and allows the body of the aid to hang behind the outer ear with only a discreet ear mold in the ear. The BTE can be used to fit a wide range of hearing loss, but is mainly reserved for more severe hearing impairments because it allows for more power with less “feedback”. It is also useful for extreme high frequency hearing loss or draining ears where special air ventilation is needed.

In-the-Ear (ITE) – This style is custom fit to fill the opening of the ear. ITE hearing aids allow for a comfortable fit, ease of manipulation (insertion and removal), and are generally easier to clean and maintain. ITE instruments are appropriate for a wide variety of hearing loss form mild to severe degrees of impairment.

In-the-Canal (ITC) – This style is custom crafted to sit into the air canal, thus offering more concealment and often, a more comfortable fit. Advances in technology have allowed us to fit this smaller hearing aid on a variety of hearing losses, ranging from mild to moderate impairments.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) – This style offers the ultimate in cosmetic concealment. Modern circuitry has been miniaturized enough to allow even the most advanced digital circuits to fit into a CIC package. Plus, because the CIC sits deeper into the canal, there is less whistling and less amplification is needed to fit some losses. So, today’s CICs can fit many hearing losses, from mild to severe or high frequency losses with excellent results in a variety of listening situations.

Hearing-aid evaluations at no charge
No co-payment for office visits
Advanced technologies available
30-Day evaluation/satisfaction period
Hearing-aid adaptation counseling
2-Year comprehensive warranty including loss and damage
Batteries for the life of your hearing instrument
Cleaning and adjustments of hearing instruments