Hearing Aids – Helping You Find The Perfect Fit
If testing results indicate that hearing aid devices are an appropriate consideration, we will discuss all of your options and work together to find the best solution from our extensive line of proven hearing products, with competitive pricing and a risk-free, no-obligation, 90-day trial period.
There are many factors to be considered when determining the best hearing aid solution for you, including: your specific hearing loss, your lifestyle requirements, the size of your ear canal, your dexterity and fine motor skills, any vision impediments, your personal preferences, and your budget.
Hearing Aid Styles
There are two main styles of hearing aids available: custom models and behind-the-ear models.
Custom Hearing Aids
Custom hearing aids are made from an impression of your ear that is taken in the clinic. The impression is used by the hearing aid manufacturer to make a device that fits into your specific ear shape, sitting directly into your ear canal. This style of aid comes in various sizes: IIC “invisible-in-canal”, CIC “completely-in-canal”, ITC “in-the-canal”, ITE “in-the-ear”, and MIH “microphone-in-helix”.
Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids
BTE “behind-the-ear hearing aids” include a component that sits behind your ear with a tube or a wire attached that fits into your ear canal. This style of aid also comes in various forms, with the most up-to-date being a RIC “receiver-in-canal”. A RIC is very discreet and comfortable in the ear and is suitable for almost any hearing loss. A more traditional BTE is often a bit larger in size, and has plastic tubing connected to a custom earmold (made much the same as a custom hearing aid) and can be a better option for a more severe hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Option
Don’t want to change hearing aid batteries on a regular basis? Go rechargeable without compromise. A rechargeable option can provide all-day power without having to routinely change batteries – just leave them in the charger when you go to sleep and they’ll be ready for you the next day. A rechargeable hearing aid can provide approximately 14 to 16 hours of power.
Listening and Lifestyle Needs
Your lifestyle and the listening environments you frequent most have a great effect on what hearing aid will be ideal for you.
Which hearing aid fits your lifestyle best?
You’re active and need to communicate with many people throughout the day. You spend time in loud and complex environments like noisy restaurants, sporting events or concerts.
Communicating in small groups and participating in social gatherings is important to you. You enjoy activities like shopping or going to the theater.
Most of your time is spent at home or in a quiet environment, but you need to be able to hear in one-on-one settings.
Get guidance from a hearing care professional
“As a hearing care professional I will be an important part of your journey in finding the best solution for your individual needs. I am specially trained to provide personalized and specific recommendations that will ensure you get the most out of your hearing aids. I will work together with you to find the style and technology that best fits your lifestyle, budget and hearing loss.”
– Sheri Hazzard, Owner & Hearing Instrument Specialist
Hearing Aid Accessories
We can help you to enhance your hearing abilities with the right accessories. There are numerous hearing aid accessories available. Learn more…