Hearing Aid Styles
A wide range of technology and a host of features are available as part of each hearing aid style. The cost of hearing aids generally depends on the technology and the number of features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style selected. Today’s digital hearing aids are typically offered in various technology levels, such as Basic entry, Advanced or Premium level.
Basic digital hearing aids generally require the wearer to make some manual adjustments in certain listening environments, such as turning a volume up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs. In contrast, a premium or more advanced hearing aid responds automatically to changes in the listener’s environment, making changes based on the signals being detected by the hearing aid. The hearing aid wearer is not required to make any manual changes. As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so does the availability of advanced features. Examples of some of the advanced features found in today’s digital hearing aids are shown in the examples.
When selecting a Style the following is considered:
- The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements)
- Manual dexterity and spatial orientation
- Anatomical and medical conditions
- Bluetooth media connectivity
- Rechargeable or battery
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
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The smallest custom style, IIC instruments, sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Bluetooth not available and non-rechargeable.
Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on an impression of the ear. They’re available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles – each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.
What is the best hearing aid for me?
When it comes to hearing aids there are many styles and models available to suit different hearing loss needs. At Budget Hearing Centers we are completely unbiased with our suggestions having 8 major brands to choose from for the correct prescription. It is important to remember not all hearing aid brands are alike. Some brands work better for a person’s specific loss than others. Unlike most other practices we are trained by each manufacture to prescribe, fit, program and repair their hearing aids.
At Budget Hearing Centers we take all these factors into consideration and importantly what you feel comfortable with! Over 1000 patients have placed their hearing healthcare needs with us. We are confident you also will be happy with your outcome.