Hearing Aids And Devices
Hearing aids work by amplifying sounds. They transmit sounds to hair cells in the inner ear, which are then converted into nerve signals to the brain. Hearing aids work with your brain. If sounds from different frequencies are no longer received by the brain, then it gradually "forgets" how to process these sounds. This is why it can take several weeks to get used to hearing aids after not hearing these sounds for several years. Hearing aids help to retrain the brain to hear again and process speech sounds so that not only are you able to hear again, but also understand speech better.
There are a wide variety of hearing aid styles and technologies to suit individual needs, lifestyles and preferences. Modern technology has advanced so that today's hearing devices are "not your grandpa's hearing aids". Explore the various options below.
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Custom fit to each person, invisible hearing aids rest in the second bend of the ear canal, making them virtually undetectable to others. They are designed to be removed daily to promote good ear health.
Barely visible when worn, Receiver-in-Canal hearing aids (RIC) place the receiver (or speaker) inside the ear canal - connected to the power source by thin electrical wires. They provide a comfortable, open fit.
Completely-in-Canal hearing aids (CIC) are custom-made to fit completely in the ear canal. Only the tip of a small plastic "handle" shows outside the canal, which is used to insert and remove the instrument.
Behind-the-Ear hearing aids (BTE) are the world's most common style, with the hearing technology housed in a casing that rests behind the ear. A clear plastic acoustical tube directs amplified sound into an earbud or a customized earmold that is fitted inside the ear canal.
Like invisible hearing aids, In-the-Canals (ITC) are custom-fit to your unique ear, but the faceplate shows in the outer portion of the first bend.
In-the-Ear hearing aids (ITE) are also custom molded uniquely for you and feature a faceplate that shows in the outer portion of your ear.
Typically used as a starter device for people who aren't sure they're ready for hearing aids, these ready-to-wear hearing amplifiers work well with many levels of hearing loss, but don't have the advanced features of hearing aids.