Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

In circumstances where a hearing loss is discovered, one of the most common solutions is hearing aids.

But don’t worry, hearing aids have drastically changed from the clunky devices that you may remember your grandparents wearing. The latest technology is small, discreet, and, in some cases, even invisible.

With multiple hearing care packages available, comprising of different hearing aid technologies and care plans – we can definitely help you find the right solution.

As hearing loss is the third most common health challenge in the United States, it’s no wonder millions if not billions of dollars have been invested in researching the very best treatments.

Staggeringly, however, it’s estimated only 20% of people who could actually benefit from wearing hearing aids actually use them.

Here are the 2 fundamental reasons why they are undoubtedly the best treatment to hearing loss:

They help you hear again

When you’re going through hearing loss, it’s daunting and can throw you off course, especially as communication is such an important factor for our overall enjoyment of life.

Although hearing loss can’t be reversed, hearing aids allow you to hear the sounds you would have been able to hear before hearing loss.

Reduce Tinnitus-Related Annoyance

That awful high-pitched ringing or buzzing noise can be difficult to live with, and, although there is no cure to tinnitus, hearing aids can reduce and alleviate the disturbance, which helps to also reduce the stress.

Interested In Which Style Is Right For You?

Rest assured, at Coastal Hearing Center, we won’t bombard you with jargon or terminology you won’t understand, which is why, if you’re interested in the different styles of hearing aids, you can get all the facts you need by browsing this list below.

Why Can’t There Just Be One Size Fits All?

As hearing loss comes in varying degrees of severity, no one type of hearing aid can function across all levels, which is why audiologists have worked tirelessly to design technology that suits nearly, if not all types of hearing loss.

The Different Styles of Hearing Aids

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC)

The smallest of all the hearing aids, these nifty little devices sit deep within the ear canal, which often makes them invisible. Suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss, they’re the perfect sound-amplification option for anyone concerned about their appearance.

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

Similar to the IIC hearing aids, these hearing aids are molded to fit inside the ear canal and are mostly invisible.

In-The-Canal (ITC)

These hearing aids are also highly discreet, and it would take someone to have to really look within your ear to see them. Ideal for mild to mildly severe hearing loss patients, the ITCs are custom-fit and come with a range of skin color designs.

In-The-Ear (ITE)

These easy to insert hearing aids are custom fit with skin-colored design and are ideal for patients whose hearing is deteriorating at pace. Although slightly more visible than the others, they’re designed to look like part of your natural ear.

Receiver-In-The-Ear (RIC)

These tiny, discreet, and quick to fit hearing aids are perfect for mild to moderate first-time hearing aid wearers. Barely visible when worn, the RIC has the receiver, or speaker, directly inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used to help reduce distortion and provide a comfortable fit for the wearer.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Often thought of as the “stereotypical” hearing aid, (which, incidentally is one of the biggest reasons people can fear them!), the BTE hearing aid is for moderate to severe hearing loss patients, as more tech is needed to amplify the sounds. Although visible, these hearing aids can be discreet from the front, as they sit perfectly behind the ear.

Of course, reading about all the different styles of hearing aids for the first time can be quite overwhelming…

But please note that, should you need hearing aids, at Coastal Hearing Center, you won’t be delivered a sales pitch, as we work with many different manufacturers of hearing aids, which means we can give you the most honest and impartial advice.

Let us help you make the best decision for yourself by booking that all important hearing aid consultation.