Hearing Aids

Behind the Ear (BTE) style hearing aid fits over and behind the ear and requires either an earmold, RIC or open tube fitting to deliver the sound into the ear canal. This type of hearing aid is suitable for all degrees of hearing loss.

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In the Ear (ITE) style hearing aid fits entirely within the ear, filling the whole concha area and ear canal. These aids are larger and more visible than the smaller instruments and thus are easier to handle for patients with dexterity problems. This type of hearing aid is suitable for mild to severe hearing losses.

In the ears

Half Shell or Canal (HS or ITC) style hearing aid is similar to the ITE but much smaller, filling only the lower portion of the ear and ear canal. They are generallyless powerful than the larger models and are appropriate for mild to moderately-severe hearing losses.

Half Shell or Canal (HS or ITC)Half Shell or Canal (HS or ITC)

Completely in the Canal (CIC) style hearing aid is designed to fit very deeply inside the ear canal, so very little is visible. This hearing aid, due to its size is difficult to handle for someone with dexterity problems. It is most suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses

Hearing Aid Technology:

Digital Hearing Aids:

Today's digital technology encompasses a whole realm of instruments from basic to very advanced circuitry.

  • They are designed to provide very clear and natural sound quality.
  • They provide improved speech understanding in the presence of background noise.
  • They provide greater directionality of sound
  • They provide accurate fine tuning to the individual hearing loss
  • They automatically self adust to compensate for changes in the environment.

Assistive Listening Devices:

  • Telephone amplifiers
  • Infrared listening devices
  • Induction Loop systems
  • FM systems
  • Alerting devices such as smoke or fire detectors
  • Alarm clock vibrators or light flashers
  • Telephone ring or doorbell enhancers
  • Tinnitus Maskers