Modern Solutions For All Types of Hearing Loss
Hearing aids serve different purposes and needs. The goal of most hearing aid fittings is to make more speech sounds available to the listener. However, simply making sounds louder does not accomplish the goal! In 2008, most hearing aids process sounds to present specific speech information (sounds) to the listener, while reducing unwanted noises and sounds including wind noise. In fact, with some hearing aid technology, such as; T-coils, FM systems, Directional Mics and Noise Reduction circuits, sometimes people wearing hearing aids can actually perceive a better speech signal than people not wearing hearing aids!
In general, there are 5 basic sizes of hearing aids… Behind the Ear (BTE), In the Ear (ITE), In the Canal (ITC), Completely in the Canal (CIC) and Open-Fit hearing aids, which are tiny behind the ear hearing aids with a more open ear feel. There are variations on the four basic styles. Your hearing healthcare professional (audiologist or hearing instrument dispenser) will work with you to help you decide on the best style for you, based on your needs and desires.
DIGITAL technology is the most sophisticated hearing aid technology and is now available in a smaller design package called Nano-technology. Digital processing gives the audiologist maximum control over sound quality and sound processing characteristics.
There is qualitative and quantitative evidence that digital instruments outperform analog hearing aids. Digitals are not perfect, but they are extremely good — However, not all digital hearing aids are the same! Within the “digital” world, there are better and lesser units…speak with your audiologist to be sure you’re getting the right one for you. I ALWAYS recommend digital hearing aids, unless there is a compelling reason to recommend a specific analog product.
Many people ask about pricing relating to digitals. It is important to know that thanks to the integration of digital products across hearing healthcare, better, faster, more reliable and less expensive digital hearing aids are the “norm.”
Basic digital hearing aids generally require the wearer to make some manual adjustments in certain listening environments such as turning a volume control up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs. In contrast, a premium or more advanced hearing aid responds automatically to changes in the listener’s environment, making changes based on the signals being detected by the hearing aid. The hearing aid wearer is not required to make any manual changes. As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so do the availability of advanced features.
Hearing aids come in a wide variety of styles and offer a number of features at varying price points. The device you choose ultimately comes down to your hearing loss, lifestyle and budget. Our hearing aid styles guide can help you find the best match for your unique hearing needs.More on Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing Product Guide
Curious About Hearing Technology, but Not Sure Where to Start?
With so many styles and options, it can be difficult to know which products will suit your needs. Our Consumer Guide to Hearing Aids provides an in-depth breakdown of the different types of hearing devices, as well as the technology available for all types of hearing loss.
Jabra Enhance Plus
For many people with hearing loss, starting off with traditional hearing aids can feel like a big step. The Jabra EnhanceTM Plus is designed to help those with early symptoms start addressing their hearing loss. These advanced, medical-grade earbuds help amplify sound while fitting seamlessly into your lifestyle.View All Products
Oticon Hearing Products
One of the top manufacturers of hearing aids, Oticon designs their products using BrainHearing™ technology to help you hear more clearly and naturally. They offer a wide range of styles to address all types of hearing loss and fit into any lifestyle.View All Products
Phonak Hearing Products
Phonak believes life is more fulfilling without the restrictions of hearing loss. That’s why they offer a wide range of hearing aid products aimed at delivering an effortless hearing experience, no matter your specific hearing loss, budget or preferences.View All Products
ReSound Hearing Products
ReSound aims to make life sound better through their intuitive and discreet line of hearing aids and hearing products. They use the latest technology to adapt to your environment to help differentiate sounds and deliver a natural, crystal-clear hearing experience.View All Products
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex offers a wide range of hearing solutions to meet your hearing needs and fit your lifestyle. They recognize that hearing loss can have a profound impact on your ability to communicate and design their hearing aids and products to help keep you connected to what matters most.View All Products
Make Protection a Priority
Protecting your ears from noise damage is essential to healthy hearing. We carry a wide variety of options equipped with the latest features and customizations, so you can find the best fit for your lifestyle.
Noise damage is one of the main causes of hearing loss, which is why we offer a wide range of hearing protection and accessories to help you protect your hearing. Whether you’re a musician, hunter, or are frequently exposed to loud noises - we have an earplug designed for your needs.More on Hearing Protection