Hearing Aids

How Hearing Aids Work

Most hearing aids are digital, and all are powered with a hearing aid battery.
Small microphones collect sounds from the environment. A computer chip with an amplifier converts the incoming sound into digital code. It analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of the sounds around you. The amplified signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through speakers.

Hearing Aid Styles

The latest technology in digital hearing aids include a wide variety of styles, special features and technology levels. Appropriate hearing aid will be selected based on the severity of your hearing loss, your communication needs, lifestyle and budget.

Micro Completely in the Canal (Micro CIC) or Invisible in the Canal (IIC):

The smallest and most discreet custom hearing aids. Pending on the size of your ear canal, IIC sits deeply past the second bend of the ear canal. These hearing aids are specifically recommened for a mild to moderate hearing loss.

Completely in the Canal (CIC):

CIC hearing aids are custom molded to fit inside your ear canal making them barely invisible to outside observers. This style is recommended for a mild to moderate hearing loss.

In the Canal (ITC):

ITC hearing aids are custom molded to fit partly in the ear canal. This style is recommended for a mild to severe hearing loss.

In the Ear (ITE) or Full Shell:

ITE hearing aids are custom molded to fill the most of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear. This style is recommended for a mild to severe hearing loss.

Receiver in Canal (RIC or RITE):

RIC is a standard Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aid where the main body of the device hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear, a thin wire connects with the receiver (or speaker) that is placed in your ear canal. RIC is the most popular style and is recommended for a mild to severe hearing loss, especially for a high-frequency hearing loss (any hearing loss at 2000HZ and above). For high-frequency amplification, RIC keeps the ear canal very open, allowing for low-frequency sound to enter and exist naturally and for high-frequency sounds to be amplified through the hearing aid.

Behind the Ear (BTE) with Slim Tube:

This style is very similar to RIC hearing aids. Instead of a wired receiver used in RIC, it uses a thin tube. This style is recommended for a mild to moderate hearing loss, and especially for a high-frequency hearing loss – any hearing loss at 2000HZ and above.

Behind the Ear (BTE) with Earmold:

The main body of the devie hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects hearing aid to a custom earmold that fits in your ear canal. This style is made for people with a mild to profound hearing loss.

Eliminating the restraints of a traditional office increases scheduling flexibility and decreases costs. This allows for savings to be passed along to the patient, as well as at home service that is truly patient centered.

Hearing Aid Pricing

At Advanced Audiology Care we pride ourselves in providing the latest technology in digital hearing aids at an affordable price because we minimize our cost of operations by eliminating the restraints of a traditional office, this allows for savings to be passed along to our patients.

Please contact us for questions regarding pricing on a particular name brand hearing aid make and model.

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