Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

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Features Of Modern

Hearing Aid Technology

Just like with the electronics we use day-to-day, micro-digital technology has had a significant impact on the size and performance of hearing aids. Hearing aid technology is advancing rapidly from year to year, allowing devices to become smaller, lighter weight, and more discrete while, at the same time, more powerful.

Greater clarity and the capacity to filter our background noise as well as rechargeable batteries and a broader selection of designs are all features of today’s hearing aids. In addition, hearing aids have the capacity to connect directly to your smartphone, television, computer, and other digital devices in order to improve your hearing experience.

Pair of prescription hearing aids on a table
Hearing care expert helping a patient choose hearing aids

Choosing The Best

Hearing Aids For You

Each of us has unique hearing needs, lifestyles, and personal preferences, so taking a “one size fits all” approach to hearing aids is never in your best interest. The information your audiologist gathers from your diagnostic hearing evaluation allows us to recommend the right hearing instruments and help you choose a style that is a good match to your unique set of circumstances, including your budget.

We make our recommendation based on factors like:

  • The severity of your hearing loss (power requirements)
  • Your manual dexterity and visual capabilities
  • Your budget
  • Your cosmetic and discretion concerns
  • Your skin sensitivities
  • Your anatomical/medical considerations

Ultimately, it’s your choice to make, so we make a wide range of technology and a host of features available from brand name manufacturers like Resound, Unitron, Widex, Phonak, Signia, Oticon, and more.

Hearing Aid Styles To Consider

IIC hearing aid

Invisible-In-the-Canal (IIC)

IIC hearing instruments are custom-molded for a snug fit near the second bend of the ear canal, making them 100% invisible.

Digital, and fully programmable, they combine the clarity and power of larger hearing aids into the tiniest of packages, allowing the greatest level of discretion for individuals with a very active lifestyle.

The most advanced sound-processing and noise-reduction technology with automatic environment adjustment are features of these devices, but they are not able to address the hearing needs of individuals with the most severe degrees of hearing loss.

CIC hearing aid

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

CIC devices are molded to fit deeper into the ear canal than ITC devices, making use of a tiny clear plastic post for placement and removal.

Though much smaller, they still pack some powerful technology that will address the needs of most levels of treatable hearing loss.

Subtle, comfortable, and discreet, CIC devices provide a snug fit ideal for activity-filled days with friends and family.

And reduce wind interference for more natural hearing and greater clarity.

ITC hearing aid

In-the-Canal (ITC)

Smaller versions of ITE devices, ITC hearing aids are custom-molded to fit further into the ear canal rather than taking up a larger portion of the outer ear. ITC devices have many of the same benefits as ITE devices but allow you to be a bit more active because they fit more snugly.

ITC devices can be used by individuals with all levels of hearing loss, offer greater wearing discretion, and come with the capacity to customize external controls to fit your needs, but their batteries are smaller. Inserting them requires a bit more fine motor coordination than ITE devices.

ITE hearing aid

In-the-Ear (ITE)

In contrast to BTE and RITE instruments, the technology of ITE style hearing aids and the receiver are housed inside a single hard plastic shell, which is molded to the unique contours of your outer ear canal.

ITE devices produce powerful, clear sound for all degrees of treatable hearing loss and are a good choice for individuals who wear glasses or use an oxygen cannula because there is no interference behind the ears. Ease of adjustment, larger batteries with a longer life, rechargeability, and device connectivity are among the benefits of ITE devices.

RITE hearing aid

Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)

RITE hearing aids are a modification of BTE devices. Similar to BTE devices, the technology in RITE devices meets.

The needs of individuals with all levels of hearing loss and is housed in a hard plastic shell that sits comfortably on the ear.

The difference between the two styles is the receiver or speaker is incorporated in the ear tip instead of in the main body of the instrument. In place of acoustic tubing, wires are used to carry processed sound to the ear tip.

BTE hearing aid

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

The design of BTE hearing aids is similar to older analog hearing aids, but don’t let that fool you. These are the most flexible, adaptable, and powerful technology available in hearing technology for all levels of hearing loss but are packaged in a light, streamlined case that fits snugly on your ear.

Processed sound arrives in custom-formed earmolds in the opening of your outer ear canal through thin acoustical tubing.

You also have easy access to adjust program settings and volume levels to match your environment.

Mini BTE hearing aid

Mini BTE with Slim Tube and Tip

Mini BTEs fit behind the ear like BTE units but include ultra-thin tubing to discreetly route sound into a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it, preventing the stuffy feeling some users get from wearing hearing aids.

The slender tip helps produce a more natural, open feeling by allowing airflow and sound to enter the ear naturally, while amplified sound enters through the tip. “Open fitting” works best for individuals with mild to moderate high-frequency losses.

Schedule A Hearing Assessment

Just knowing whether or not you’re experiencing hearing loss does not provide you with enough answers to determine the best treatment to restore hearing loss or prevent further damage to your hearing.

Our diagnostic hearing evaluation will identify the type and severity of hearing loss so we can customize a better hearing care plan to address your hearing.

Take your first step on the journey to better hearing by scheduling a hearing assessment today.

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