Hearing Aids & Hearing Products in Huntsville
Hearing aids are the most common treatment for people who have a hearing loss. The devices help most people who are still working, who want to live an active and social lifestyle, or who simply want to be able to hear the birds or music again.
Choosing the right hearing aid can be a stressful process because there are many different brands, models, styles, and levels of technology to choose from. The last thing you want is to buy one or a pair only to find out that they don’t work right for you.
We’ve written this beginners guide to choosing hearing aids to help you make a more informed decision.
Hearing aids come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as having different technological features. Here is a quick breakdown for these different hearing aid types:
Hearing Aid Styles
There are many hearing aid styles available from the more powerful behind-the-ear style to a more discreet option like the invisible-in-canal hearing aid. Which style of hearing aid you get can depend on the level of hearing loss you have and your lifestyle.
- Behind-The-Ear (BTE): The main part of the device sits behind your ear, with a tube and earmold running from it into your ear canal to feed you the sound.
- Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE): The device is similar to the BTE style, but what makes it difference is that the receiver sits just outside of the ear on the hollow next to the ear canal.
- Receiver-in-Canal (RIC): The device is similar to the two devices mentioned above, but the receiver sits inside of your ear canal.
- In-the-Ear (ITE): The units are smaller and they sit on the outer portion of your ear canal. They are most discreet that the styles mentioned above.
- Completely-in-Canal (CIC): Its housing unit sits completely inside the ear canal, rather than on the outer portion of it like general ITE hearing aids do. They are almost completely invisible, with only the removal handle being outside of your ear canal.
- Invisible-in-Canal (IIC): They are even smaller than CIC units, making them the smallest and least noticeable hearing aids you will find.
Technology in Hearing Aids
You can also group hearing aids into different types according to the technology they feature, including the following:
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
If you are interested in the different levels of technology available, you can contact us at any time to book a free product discussion appointment..
CUSTOM EAR PLUGS
Do you in a noisy environment? Do you participate in a noisy hobby or activity? If you are exposed to loud noises for a long duration of time it can potentially cause hearing loss. Custom ear plugs are a great way to protect your hearing from the loud noises that could damage it.
Custom ear plugs can be made for when you are sleeping, swimming, for musicians and for general noise-reduction.
HEARING AID ACCESSORIES & BATTERIES
Hearing aid accessories and assistive listening devices can help enhance the features of your hearing aids by making it easier to hear sounds in certain situations.
There are also batteries for your hearing aids that power the device if you don’t have rechargeable hearing aids. On average the batteries may need to be replaced every 3 to 22 days depending on the model of the hearing and how often they are used.