Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

Depending on the nature of your hearing loss, a hearing aid may be prescribed to optimize your ability to hear. Our experienced audiologists are well versed in the latest hearing technologies. You can count on them to:

  • Fit you with the best hearing aid for your unique ear shape
  • Thoroughly train you in the use and care of your new hearing aid
  • Verify the fit and function of your hearing aid at every checkup
  • Teach you and your spouse or partner hearing loss coping and compensation strategies
  • Service and clean your hearing instruments
  • Maintain direct, ongoing collaboration with your ENT

All hearing aids are fit on a 60-day trial basis that ensures successful outcomes.

Types of Hearing Aids

  • Behind the ear (BTE) styles: Appropriate for people of all ages with most types of hearing loss, a BTE hearing aid is worn behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece that fits inside your ear canal. These hearing aids have directional microphones and are capable of more amplifications than other styles. Smaller, more discrete BTE hearing aids called Micro and Mini BTEs are now available as well.
  • Completely in the canal (CIC) styles: This style of hearing aid fits entirely within the ear canal and is the least visible custom style. CIC hearing aids are best for those with mild to moderate hearing losses.
  • In the canal (ITC): Slightly larger than the CIC, this style can accommodate more features because of its size. ITC hearing aids are designed for those with mild to moderate hearing losses.
  • In the ear (ITE): These hearing aids fit in the ear and can accommodate many helpful features. They are designed for those with mild to severe hearing losses.

Types of Technology

  • Digital hearing instruments are computer-programmed to provide amplification in select frequencies, tailored to your needs. There are three general categories of digital technology:
  • Advanced Technology offers outstanding performance in noisy conditions by using directional microphones and noise suppression/speech enhancement features. This is the best option for those who spend a lot of time in noisy conditions, are in a wide variety of listening situations, or simply want the best available technology.
  • Mid-level Technology uses of directional microphones and noise suppression features and offers good performance in mild background noise.
  • Basic Technology amplifies sounds that are difficult to hear. This is best for people who are mostly in quiet situations. This technology uses a directional microphone to provide improved listening in background noise.