Types Of Hearing Aids
Benefits of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids have been proven to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss may lead to social isolation which may put a strain on your relationship with family, friends and colleagues. Hearing aids can help people with hearing loss stay connected and regain effective communication.
There are many types of high-powered hearing aids today that have directional microphones to facilitate better hearing even in the most challenging listening environments (like in a crowded restaurant).
Using hearing aids lowers the risk of decline in cognitive and communication abilities. You can stay alert with what’s happening around you by hearing sirens, sense alarms, traffic noises, telephones, doorbells, etc. With a good pair of hearing aids, you can say goodbye to the fear of missing out on important moments and conversations.
It’s easy to stay on top of the game with a good pair of hearing aids. We at Pinnacle Hearing are committed to help you select the best hearing aid that can significantly improve your health, wellness, and social relations.
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids
Behind-the-ear hearing aids sit on top or behind the outer ear with a tubing that routes the sound down the ear canal with a custom-fit or dome style ear mold that doesn’t block the entire opening of the ear canal.
BTE types of hearing aids are available in a wide variety of colors to match skin tone or hair.
Traditionally, most hearing aids come with standard battery that need to be replaced regularly. Rechargeable types of hearing aids have become more common. At Pinnacle Hearing we are proud to offer both types and can work with you to determine which will work best for your lifestyle.
Choosing a Hearing Aid
With various types of hearing aids on the market, it’s quite tricky to choose the best hearing aid for you. Working with a trusted and reliable audiologist is essential so you can confidently pick the right hearing instrument.
Choosing a hearing aid entails a lot of considerations, from hearing loss requirements, features, rechargeability, lifestyle preferences, to cosmetic concerns.
In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids
In-the-ear hearing aids are worn in the ear canal and are usually custom-fit. These hearing aids are based on an impression taken by an audiologist during hearing aid fitting or consultation. ITE hearing aids are available in different skin tones to blend with the hair
Some types of in-the-ear hearing aids fit very deeply in the ear canal, while other types are closer to the outer ear.
What’s the best type of hearing aid for me?
Gone are those days when hearing aids looked clunky and unfashionable. Thanks to innovations of modern technology, the miniaturization of hearing aids has spawned a lot of devices that look just slightly bigger (if not as small) as modern earbuds. And the best part? These small yet powerful devices can be fully-featured.
Choosing the best hearing aid for you takes more than just aesthetic considerations. You need to consider its features, amplification power, rechargeability, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.
Our providers at Pinnacle Hearing work with patients throughout the whole hearing aid acquisition process. From hearing testing, hearing aid selection, to programming and adjustments, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you get nothing but good hearing.
What hearing aid brands are available at Pinnacle Hearing?
Pinnacle Hearing is an authorized provider of the following hearing aid brands: Oticon, Resound, Widex, Signia (formerly Siemens), Phonak and Starkey. To know more about specific hearing aid models, you may call us at 501-225-6060 or schedule an appointment.