Helping You Choose The Right Hearing Aids Uniquely For You
None of us grow up looking forward to the day that we can wear our first pair of hearing aids, but with recent studies suggesting that one in every eight people ages 12 or older having some form of hearing loss within the US, hearing aids are an essential part of caring for your hearing health.
But you’ll be glad to know that hearing aids have drastically changed from what you may remember from the large clunky devices that your grandparents may have worn – with technological developments, modern hearing aids are small, powerful, and, in most cases, often invisible.
In fact, it’s highly likely that you have a friend, a loved one, or a work colleague that wears hearing aids but you have never noticed.
At Hear More Associates, we understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to hearing aids.
With multiple styles, multiple technology levels, and multiple price-points – we work with you to understand your unique circumstances, your lifestyle, your budget, and what you want from your hearing aids.
We then make recommendations based on our expertise to help you choose the right hearing aids for you – all firmly with our transparent, honest, and caring approach to educating and helping you make the best decision for you.
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The Different Styles of Hearing Aids
Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) – Tiny & Often Invisible
If you have mild to moderate hearing loss, then IIC Hearing Aids are custom-fitted and come in a choice of colors. IICs are unique as they’re inserted deep into the ear canal, so depending on your ear shape, they’re often invisible when worn. This is a huge advantage for the style-conscious wearer.
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) – Mostly Invisible
Unlike the IICs, these aids are comfortably inserted and extracted from your ear, with the small “handle” peeping out the side. They are custom-made and mostly invisible, as well as coming in a range of colors to match the skin-tone of your inner ear. They’re the perfect choice if you have mild to moderate hearing loss.
ITC hearing aids feature a custom-fit, skin-matching colors, and can be inserted and extracted with ease. Made to look as if they are a part of your natural ear, these aids are the perfect choice if your hearing is diminishing at a steady pace. Suitable for mild to mildly severe hearing losses.
Mildly severe to severe hearing loss patients may find ITE hearing aids beneficial due to their sleek design that fits perfectly to the ear’s outer entrance. They are incredibly comfortable to wear and offer maximum hearing coverage. Available in a variety of colors, they’re custom made and can be matched to your skin tone.
Barely visible when worn, the RIC style is an instrument in which the receiver, or speaker, is inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used instead of a plastic acoustical tube, reducing distortion. RIC hearing aids provide a comfortable, open fit and are perfect for mild to moderate hearing loss.
When you think “hearing aid” – the chances are you’re thinking of the BTE design. Usually worn by moderate to severe hearing loss patients, the technology is housed in the casing of these hearing aids, ensuring they rest comfortably behind the ear while the clear plastic acoustical tube sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold that’s fitted inside the canal. Available in many different colors, they come with easy to use buttons and are highly discreet.
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