Whether you are buying hearing aids for the first time or thinking about switching hearing aid styles, Sounds Good Audiology Services is the best place for you to explore the latest hearing aids on the market. At Sounds Good Audiology Services, we are always on-hand to help you find the hearing aid device that best suits your needs and lifestyle. It may also be helpful to get some background on the styles of hearing aids that are available to you and consider the pros and cons of each.
Hearing aids are equipped with a number of features and various technologies to make sounds accessible to you. They make softer sounds easier to hear and will help you to catch sound frequencies that you may find difficult to hear on your own. Making a decision to get new hearing aids or to update the ones you currently use will go a long way to improving your quality of life.
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Types of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids come in various styles and shapes, and they are categorized by the way they are worn. Issues of fit, placement, technology level, and power are very important to consider as you begin the search for the perfect hearing aid. Some hearing aids are small and discreet, designed to treat milder degrees of hearing loss. On the other hand, larger hearing aids are designed to treat more severe forms of hearing loss, as they require more power to function properly.
Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) and Completely-in-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids
In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
Additional Types of Hearing Aids
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
BTE hearing aids consist of two main parts: a plastic component that sits behind your ear and a thin, clear tube that connects to a small earbud that sits comfortably in your ear canal. This earbud does not seal out sound, however. Its “open fitting” style allows for natural airflow and sound to also enter your ear—making for very natural hearing conditions. BTE hearing aids are extremely popular because they provide flexibility across different degrees of hearing loss, rechargeable battery options, and discretion in their profile. Like many of the larger hearing aid styles, BTE devices are often equipped with advanced technologies and microphone capabilities that enhance your hearing.
Similar to BTE hearing aids, RIC hearing aids comprise of two parts: a plastic component that rests behind the ear and contains a microphone and sound amplifier, and a receiver that fits into your ear canal. The microphone and receiver are separate, which means that RIC hearing aids have very little feedback and fewer problems with occlusion.
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At Sounds Good Audiology Services, we offer basic entry level to high-end devices, with the best and most up to date digital technology on the market. From Bluetooth connectivity to smartphone compatibility to rechargeable batteries, we can help you find the perfect pair of hearing aids, full of great features aimed to treat your hearing needs, to help you hear in every aspect of your life. To learn more about hearing aids and how they can fit into your life, contact us today.