Hearing Aid Overview

Hearing aids are now more sophisticated and advanced than ever before! They now come in many different shapes and sizes, offering up features and technology to help you stay connected.

Bluetooth hearing aids have become popular, allowing wearers to connect to their smartphones and other devices. Additionally, most manufacturers now offer a rechargeable option, meaning you no longer have to worry about your batteries running out at an inopportune moment.

Deciding which one is right for you may seem daunting, but that’s why we’re here to help! There is something to appeal to everyone, whether you want a small and discreet design or something compact and straightforward to manage. Here, we’ll run through the different hearing aid types you might see on the market.

Hearing Aid Styles

Phonak hearing aids

Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)

Phonak CIC hearing aids

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)

Phonak ITC hearing aids

In-the-Canal (ITC)

Phonak ITE hearing aids

In-the-Ear (ITE)

Phonak RIC hearing aids

Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)

Phonak BTE hearing aids

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Adjusting to New Hearing Aids

With hearing loss, it can take time to adjust to the experience of listening with hearing aids. Hearing aids can restore specific frequencies to the level you are used to, but keep in mind that making sounds louder does not always provide the brain with the appropriate information to make sense of what you hear.

Hearing loss diminishes one’s overall hearing capacity and can severely distort speech sounds, making it difficult for the brain to decipher the data it receives. Hearing aids are designed to address, process, and elucidate various aspects of environmental sounds and speech.

Repeated use is necessary to make the most of your hearing aids. Your brain needs to establish new neural patterns as part of this process. Adjusting to new hearing aids requires patience, and we are here to support you!

Despite these caveats, we believe hearing aids are worth the time and effort needed to get the most out of them. Whether you are beginning your hearing loss treatment or would like to upgrade your hearing aids, we are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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