Hearing Aid Styles
Most individuals with hearing impairment can benefit from the use of hearing aids. There have been tremendous advances in the appearance and function of hearing aids in the past decade.
Suitable for mild to profound hearing loss. Available in both thin tube and hook solution, this style rests behind the ear and transmits sound to the ear via a tube. This style is often accompanied by custom earmolds and offers the greatest power solution when required.
Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. Unlike regular behind the ear hearing aids, RITE’s have the receiver built into the ear tip instead of behind the ear. Having the receiver in the ear tip reduces the size and overall exposer of technology showing around your ear.
Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. Most common style of hearing aid fit in the world today. It’s a very small attractive hearing aid that tucks in very discretely behind the ear with a small wire tube. This tube can’t be seen as it’s attached to the speaker which sits in the ear canal.
Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. This style fills the outer ear and is often chosen when more power is required for a person’s hearing loss. It can also be a good selection when finger dexterity makes it too difficult to manipulate or insert other styles.
Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. This style fills the concha or bowl of the ear and offers comfort and user controls such as a volume adjustment if desired.
Suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. This tiny custom style rests deep in the ear canal offering very good cosmetics and comfort.
Suitable for first-time and experienced users with a mild to moderately severe hearing loss, who are looking for the ultimate discreet hearing solution. This style sits deeply within the ear canal offering a very comfortable and discreet hearing solution.
Used for unilateral hearing loss (CROS), or for hearing losses in which the loss in one ear is significantly greater than the other (BI-CROS). Specifically, these are used when one of the ears cannot benefit from a hearing aid.
A microphone is placed on the poorer ear and the signal is then routed to a hearing aid on the better ear. This provides sound from the “dead” or unusable side.