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Helping You to Choose the Right Hearing Technology Based on your Lifestyle, Budget, and Unique Circumstances
Today’s hearing aids have come a long way. Not only do they have more functions than ever before, but they are also now smaller and more discreet making them almost invisible to the eye. But which one is right for you?
Perhaps you’re new to hearing aids, wondering how it all works, or maybe you’re looking to upgrade to something fancy. You may have even seen that your friend has a new pair of hearing aids, and you want to check them out.
With all that in mind, you want to ensure that you make the right decision. Hearing aids are a significant investment, so you want to decide wisely.
Except, you know how difficult it is to sift through pages of websites online that claim they know which device is “perfect for you.”
While someone may enjoy a top-of-the-range device with Bluetooth connectivity and unlimited battery, another may prefer a more discreet device with fewer features.
From our experience, we’ve learned that there are many factors to consider before we recommend any device.
When you visit Dove Hearing Center, we will always talk about your hearing goals and preferences while leaving you to decide based on our suggestions.
First and foremost, the most crucial step is to schedule a hearing assessment with our experts to determine what device you will need.
Ahead of your visit, you can find out about the different styles of hearing aids below.
The Different Styles of Hearing Aids
Perfect for style-conscious wearers, the IIC hearing aids are custom-made to the shape of your ear canal. They are fitted deeply inside the ear canal, making them completely invisible.
ITE hearing aids are great for mildly severe to severe hearing loss. They are custom-fit to your ear and have a longer battery life than others, meaning you don’t have to worry about charging them frequently.
RIC hearing aids are designed for mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss. They fit snuggly behind the ears, and the small sox tip sits inside the ear canal, leaving it more open. Its narrow tube provides a more precise sound quality, allowing the sound to flow naturally to the ear canal.
Traditionally known as the most powerful hearing aid, the BTE hearing aid works well for those with severe to profound hearing loss. It rests on the back of the outer ear and sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold fitted inside the ear.
Although they are not entirely invisible, they are tiny and delicate, making them a lightweight option.
Schedule A Hearing Assessment
If you or a loved one think you may be suffering from hearing difficulties, then schedule a hearing assessment, and we can work together to see what can be done to help.
Scheduling your comprehensive hearing assessment is the vital first step toward regaining the rewarding, independent lifestyle you are missing due to hearing loss.