At the most sophisticated level, all hearing aids do the same thing: carry amplified and adjusted sound from the environment into your ear.
Today’s sophisticated wireless hearing aids use Bluetooth technology to make it possible to connect with personal electronic devices and stream signals directly to hearing aids.
It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing; rechargeable hearing aids were created to simplify your life. Finally, a chance to free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries with a groundbreaking built-in lithium-ion battery technology.
Hearing aids come in a variety of styles, which differ in size, features, and the way they’re placed in your ear.
Some are small enough to fit inside your ear canal, making them almost invisible. Others fit partially in your ear canal.
Custom designed to fit directly into your ear, filling most of the visible portion of your ear. All of the components are in a single plastic shell, with no external wires or tubes. ITE hearing aids are very light in weight, and when properly made, fit comfortably and securely in the ear.
ITE hearing aids can be used by people who have mild to moderately severe hearing losses.
Custom designed, smaller in size, and fitting more deeply into the ear canal than in-the-ear hearing aids, making them less visible.
Because of limitations due to their small size, ITC hearing aids can be used by people who have mild to moderate hearing loss.
Custom designed to fit the deepest into the ear canal so they are the least visible. They may also reduce the problem of wind noise and feedback on the telephone. Their battery life is rather short because the battery is so small. Its small size can also make it difficult to manipulate, particularly if the wearer has trouble with finger and hand dexterity. It is more exposed to moisture and ear wax, so CIC hearing aids require more frequent repairs and may have a shorter overall life expectancy than the other hearing aid styles.
CIC hearing aids can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.
Housed in a curved case that fits neatly and comfortably behind or over your ear, with a custom ear mold made to the exact shape of your ear. The custom ear mold directs the sound from the hearing aid into your ear and keeps the hearing aid in place. With components housed outside of the ear, a BTE hearing aid is the most durable, needs less repair and has a longer life expectancy.
BTE hearing aids can be used by people with a wide range of hearing losses, from mild to severe.
Housed in a miniature case that fits over or behind your ear plus an ultra thin tube with a soft rubber tip that fits in the ear. With the miniature BTE case and thin tubing, this hearing aid is very cosmetically appealing.
Open fit hearing aids are appropriate for people with normal to near normal hearing in the low pitches, and mild to moderately severe hearing loss in the high pitches.