Digital Technology offers the following advantages:
Automatically adjusts to sounds in your environment
Best for speech understanding in various listening situations
Can be fine-tuned in our office
Digital Processing of sound
Wireless Bluetooth Connection with cellular telephones
Emphasizes speech sounds and cuts down on background noise
Variety of sizes
What are the benefits?
Alertness and awareness for your personal safety
Better memory skills and a greater ability to learn new tasks
Fewer instances of confusion and disorientation
Increased ability to concentrate and multitask
Increased earning power and more control over their lives
Behind-the-Ear hearing aids have the most circuitry options and typically have more power than any of the custom-made, in-the-ear versions. BTEs rest on the back of your ear, and are connected via a custom made ear mold. They are suitable for a wide variety of hearing losses, from mild to severe or profound.
Different from BTEs, RICs use tiny casings and a nearly invisible, slim tube. RICs offer a cosmetically appealing option and allows for a more natural sound. They are light weight with a transparent dome that makes them less noticeable than the regular BTEs with custom ear molds.
In-the-Ear hearing aids are more visible but are the easiest to handle of the custom-made aids. They are made to fit the shape of your ear for maximum benefit and the best possible comfort. These also suit a wide range of hearing losses.
In-the-Canal hearing aids are slightly less visible than ITEs. ITCs require good dexterity to control the volume and other controls on the faceplate.
Completely-in-canal hearing aids are one of the more cosmetically appealing custom-made aids. CICs are small and fit deeply, but comfortably, in the ear canal.
Remember to speak with your audiologist about your hearing healthcare concerns!
For your convenience, Advanced Professional Hearing Aid Services, Inc. and Mid-Valley Hearing Center are located in Charleston and Hurricane.
Find the location nearest you, and call to schedule your consultation with our audiological experts today!