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Hearing Aids

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Types Of Hearing Aids

At Hearing Care Specialists, we understand that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to assisted listening devices. Our Audiologists are ready with hearing devices for mild hearing loss, moderate hearing loss, and even severe hearing loss — and one of them will be perfect for you.

The most common hearing aid styles are listed below:

BTE Hearing Aid Behind­-The­-Ear Hearing Aids — Behind­-The -Ear (BTE) hearing aids consist of a hard plastic case worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss.There are two styles of BTE instruments—one where the receiver (speaker) is in the ear canal (RITE), or one where the receiver is inside the instrument (Ear Hook).
BTE with Ear Hook  BTEs with ear hooks are connected to the ear canal via plastic tubing.  The tubing is attached to an ear mold which is custom made from and ear impression to perfectly replicate the size and shape of the patient’s ear. Most BTEs with ear hooks can be fitted with a cosmetically appealing thin tube solution. BTE with Ear Hook advantages:

  • Flexible physical fit options
  • Accommodates super power needs
  • Best choice for young children
BTE with Ear Hook
RITE (Receiver-in-the-Ear) Products — All RITE solutions have their electronics, battery and microphone inside a casing worn behind the ear.  An ultra thin, sculpted wire carries the amplified sound to a speaker that fits in the ear canal. Receiver-in-the-Ear technology works well for hearing losses ranging from mild to severe.RITE advantages:

  • Superior cosmetics
  • More natural sound quality
  • Comfortable open fitting
RITE Hearing Aids
In­-The-Ear Hearing Aids
In­-The-Ear Hearing Aids —
In­-The­-Ear (ITE) hearing aids fit completely inside the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. The case holding the electronic components is made of hard plastic. Some ITE hearing aids may have certain added features installed, such as a telecoil.
Telecoil Hearing Aids — A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows users to receive sound through the circuitry of the hearing aid, rather than through its microphone. This makes it easier to hear conversations over the telephone. A telecoil also helps people hear in public facilities that have installed special sound systems, called induction loop systems.
In the Canal Canal Hearing Aids — As the name suggests, canal hearing aids fit into the ear canal and are available in two styles. The in­the­canal (ITC) hearing aid is made to fit the size and shape of a person’s ear canal. A completely­-in­-canal (CIC) hearing aid is nearly hidden in the ear canal. Both types are used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Costs and Guarantees

There are many styles and types of hearing devices. The cost of hearing aids range from $900 to $3,700, which means you can hear and speak clearly in all kinds of situations for as little as $3 per day.

All hearing aids come with an adjustment or trial period, typically 30-to-60 days from the date of purchase. At Hearing Care Specialists we guarantee results or your money back!

What to Do NOW

If you think you might have hearing loss and could benefit from hearing aids, call us directly and schedule a no-­obligation appointment with an Audiologist.

Call Hearing Care Specialists today to find out how hearing aids
can help you hear and speak with more clarity.

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