Better hearing is delivered from a wide range of hearing aids. Hearing aids are designed to meet differing needs based on individual hearing loss and anatomy. After a thorough hearing evaluation, our audiologist, Greg Hall, will discuss the advantages and benefits associated with each hearing aid style suitable for your particular hearing loss and lifestyle. Improved hearing has never been easier due to advancements in technology. Hearing aids are more discreet and comfortable, delivering sound quality as nature intended. We will help you determine which hearing aids fit best with your hearing loss, your listening situations and your budget. If you have suffered any loss, reach out to our skillful team so we can fit you in a hearing aid that will improve your quality of life.
Invisible in the Canal (IIC)
The newest in custom hearing aid styles is a micro device that fits deep into the ear canal completely hidden from view.
The BTE is a popular style worn behind the ear that connects to an earmold that rests inside the outer ear. Sound is conducted from the hearing aid into the earmold. Although this can be the largest type of hearing aid, it is also the most powerful and often the easiest to adjust. BTE hearing aids are appropriate for the treatment of almost all types of hearing loss.
This type of hearing aid fits snugly inside the bowl-shaped area of the outer ear and can be used to fit mild to severe hearing loss. Although ITE hearing aids are more visible, they are generally easier to insert and adjust and have a longer battery life than other, smaller hearing aids.
Receiver In Canal (RIC)
A new and smaller type of BTE hearing aid, the open fit style fits snugly behind the ear and includes a narrow tube that is inserted into the ear canal to remove occlusion or what’s called the “head in a barrel” effect. More discrete than a traditional BTE hearing aid, this device leaves the ear canal more open, making it ideal for those with mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss.
Taylor Hearing Center will recommend the right level of hearing aid based on your hearing loss, listening environment and budget. Call us today to schedule your appointment 303-377-1217.