Hearing Aid Styles
The right hearing aid style can have an extremely positive impact on your life. Once we’ve determined that hearing aids would work for you, we’ll discuss your options and make recommendations based on your specific needs.
CIC - Completely-in-the-canal
The smallest and most discreet hearing aid style, these fit completely in the canal and are custom made to fit your ears. There is a clear nylon post to help with insertion and removal.
ITC – In the canal
Considered cosmetically appealing, these hearing aids are less visible than other styles. They’re used for mild to severe hearing loss, but aren’t recommended for children.
ITE - In-the-Ear
Fitting in the bowl of your ear, the lightweight and compact size make these hearing aids comfortable and easy to manage.
RITE – Receiver in the ear
Housed in a shell that sits behind the ear, these hearing aids have a wire that directs sound into the ear canal.
BTE – Behind the ear
This type of hearing aid style is housed in a curved case that rests behind the ear. These devices work well for varying degrees of hearing loss.
Fitting in your ear canal, Lyric remains completely out of sight and can be worn around the clock for months at a time.
Assistive Listening Devices
There is no argument that hearing aids are vital to help reconnect those with hearing loss to the sounds and voices they love to hear. But, sometimes, hearing aids are not enough.
Assistive Listening Devices help provide an extra boost in tough listening situations for those with or without hearing aids.
Universal, cutting-edge wireless microphones helps people with a hearing loss to understand more speech in noise and over distance. Designed with discretion in mind, these systems feature adaptive wireless transmission, fully automated settings, wideband audio Bluetooth for cell phone use, TV connectivity and an audio input for listening to multimedia.
Captioned telephones are revolutionary for anyone with hearing loss who needs captions to effectively communicate on the phone. They offer amplification and superb sound quality while displaying smooth‐scrolling captions of what callers say on a large, easy‐to‐read screen.
Bluetooth devices now connect to a variety of audio sources to some hearing aids: cell phones, remote microphones, MP3 players, tablets, laptops and computers. There are some aids that even allow direct connection to cell phones without interfaces.
Television Headset System
With these types of headsets, users can listen to the television at the volume they choose while others in the room can listen comfortably as well. These devices are for those who struggle to hear what is being said on their televisions.
Public venues can be equipped with a loop system that can be used by hearing aid users if their hearing aids have a telecoil. The system transmits sound directly into the hearing aid and cuts out background noise.
This device is basically a small box with a mic that has a cord attached to headphones. It allows the user to hear one on one conversations more clearly when the speaker wears the mic.