Services

Hearing Aids

Types of Hearing Aids

  • All of our hearing aids are issued on a 30-day trial basis.
  • Extended warranties are available on all models for an additional fee.
  • Prices do not include applicable testing fees.

You may order one of these hearing aids to meet your specific needs, and it will be custom made for your hearing amplification and listening comfort.

Behind the Ear (BTE)

  • This hearing aid sits behind the ear and is coupled to an earmold that fits into the ear.
  • This aid has larger controls which might make adjustments easier for someone visually impaired or those experiencing dexterity problems.
  • A telecoil switch for use while on the telephone is available.
  • These hearing aids tend to be more reliable since their components are protected from ear wax.
  • These aids require larger batteries with an average life of two weeks.

In the Ear (ITE)

  • The custom-molded housing contains all of the components and fits directly into the ear.
  • Optional circuitry is available which helps reduce distortion caused by background noise and tries to keep loud sounds from being overamplified.
  • A telecoil switch for use while on the telephone is available.
  • The battery life averages 12 - 14 days.

In the Canal (ITC)

  • This hearing aid is a small device which fits entirely within the ear canal and is barely visible.
  • The battery is smaller and has an average life of 10 - 12 days.

Complete in the Canal (CIC)

  • This is a micro-size hearing aid, so tiny that it fits completely in the ear canal, almost unnoticable to others.
  • The size may be a drawback for someone with dexterity or visual problems.
  • The volume control is set at the time of fitting.
  • The telecoil/telephone switch is not necessary on this model.
  • The battery is extremely small and has an average life of 5 - 7 days.

Digital

  • These hearing aids are available in all sizes: BTE, ITE, ITC and CIC.
  • These hearing aids have tremendous flexibility which allows the audiologist to program the aid to your personal listening needs. They can also be readjusted at any time should hearing needs change.
  • The digital quality automatically helps you hear quiet sounds and respond instantly to protect you from the discomfort of overly loud sounds.
  • Digital hearing aids range from basic digital with two-channel technology to premium digital with sixteen-channel technology.
  • These hearing aids are 100 percent automatic and do not require a volume control. However, for patients that prefer a volume control, it is an option.
  • Most digital hearing aids provide program changing and a low battery signal.
  • Advanced feedback management systems to help reduce the chances of feedback are available on some models.
  • Automatic and adaptive directionality with directional microphones are available on some models.