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Oticon offers hearing solutions to help you participate fully in life, from behind-the-ear models and more discreet in-the-canal styles.

 

Phonak has innovative product solutions to improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss.

 

 

 

 

Rexton wants exceptional hearing technology to be accessible to everyone to meet your hearing needs.

ReSound’s Smart Hearing technology empowers people with hearing loss to connect and communicate.

Unitron designs hearing aid productsto make a real difference in people’s lives.

Customer service is part of the mission at Widex to offer hearing aids with advanced, natural sound so people can connect and communicate.

  Hearing Protection

  • Earplugs and Earmolds for Music: Designed to offer protection while allowing you to hear the music you need

  • Earplugs and Earmolds for Swimming: Designed to keep water out of your ear canals when swimming

  • iCustom: Customized ear protection for your specific needs

  • Ear Protection: Top-level ear protection for your lifestyle

  • Noise Protection: Noise protection for your hobbies and interests

Cell Phone Accessories 

All major cell phone manufacturers produce hearing aid compatible (HAC) cell phones meeting strict government guidelines for quality standards.

However, many hearing aid wearers find that some add-on devices help reduce buzzing or feedback in cell phones, and provide hands-free usage.

    Bluetooth Hearing Aids

 

Wireless technology makes it easier for hearing aid wearers to directly connect to some devices, providing clear, improved sound quality.

Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids work with cell phones, televisions and other devices that have the technology. 

What Are The Different Hearing aid styles

Hearing aids vary a great deal in price, size, special features and the way they’re placed in your ear. Hearing Aid designers keep making smaller hearing aids to meet the demand for a hearing aid that is not very noticeable, but the smaller aids may not have the power to give you the improved hearing you may expect.

In the ear

An in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid is custom made in two styles — one that fills most of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear (full shell) and one that fills only the lower part (half shell). Both are helpful for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

1) Includes features that don’t fit on smaller style hearing aids e.g. volume control

2) May be easier to handle

3) Uses a larger battery for longer battery life

4) Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker

5) May pick up more wind noise than smaller devices

6) Is more visible in the ear than smaller devicesv

In the canal

An in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is custom molded and fits partly in the ear canal. This style can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.

1) Is less visible in the ear than larger styles

2) Includes features that won’t fit on completely-in-the-canal aids

3) May be difficult to adjust due to its small size

4) Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker

Receiver in canal or receiver in the ear

The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver in the canal or in the ear. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the pieces.

1) Has a less visible behind-the-ear portion

2) Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker

Behind the ear

A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in your ear canal. This type is appropriate for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss.

1) Traditionally has been the largest type of hearing aid

2) Some newer mini designs are streamlined and barely visible

3) Is capable of more amplification than are other styles

4) May pick up more wind noise than other styles

Open fit Hearing aid

An open-fit hearing aid is a variation of the behind-the-ear hearing aid with a thin tube. This style keeps the ear canal very open, allowing for low-frequency sounds to enter the ear naturally and for high-frequency sounds to be amplified through the hearing aid. This makes the style a good choice for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

1) Is less visible

2) Doesn’t plug the ear like the small in-the-canal hearing aids do

3) Your own voice sounds better to you

4) May be more difficult to handle and adjust due to small parts

Completely in the canal (CIC) or mini CIC

 A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is molded to fit inside your ear canal. It improves mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.

1) Is the smallest and least visible type

2) Is less likely to pick up wind noise

3) Uses very small batteries, which have shorter life and can be difficult to handle

4) Doesn’t contain extra features, like volume control or a directional microphone

5) Is susceptible to earwax clogging the speaker