Types of Hearing Aids

Types of Hearing Aids

Open Fit 

  • Similar to a Behind the Ear hearing aid but much smaller
  • Fits over the ear with a small slim tubing attached which reduces visibility of the hearing aid
  • Excellent for individuals with normal to mild hearing losses in the low frequencies with a mild to 
    severe hearing loss in the high frequencies
  • Small soft plastic domes sits in the ear canal which allows for natural sound to filter through 
    without feeling “plugged up”
  • Individuals with narrow ear canals are usually a perfect candidate for this type of technology
  • Directional microphones assist hearing in difficult listening situations such as background noise, groups, etc.
  • Accessories such as a remote control, wireless TV system, etc. synced with hearing aids
  • Can choose from many different colors

Behind the Ear

  • Hearing aid sits on top and behind the ear
  • Excellent for those with mild to profound hearing loss
  • Very durable as no technology sits within the ear
  • Easy to clean
  • Directional microphones assist hearing in difficult listening situations such as background noise, 
    groups, etc.
  • Accessories such as a remote control, wireless TV system, etc. synced with hearing aids
  • Can choose from many different colors

Completely in the Canal/Invisible in the Canal

  • Custom fit shell which sits deep in the ear canal
  • Very discreet
  • Easy to handle for those without dexterity issues
  • Best for those with mild to moderate hearing loss

Full Shell

  • Custom shell which fills the outer ear
  • Excellent for individuals with mild to profound hearing loss
  • Directional microphones are available to assist hearing in difficult listening situations such as background noise, groups, etc.
  • Accessories such as a remote control, wireless TV system, etc. synced with hearing aids
  • Perfect for those individuals with dexterity issues

In the Canal

  • Custom fit shell which fits partially in the canal and partially in the outer ear
  • Excellent fit for those with mild to severe hearing loss
  • Dependent on the size of the faceplate – directional microphones may be available
  • More discreet and easy to handle

 
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