Hearing Aid Choices and Styles
Style, Choice and Technology of Hearing Aids
All hearing aids consist of the same basic components: a microphone, the receiver, a processor, and the battery. Digital chip technology allows sophisticated programming techniques which enable the most advanced hearing aids to sample sound input at up to 1 million times per second. The sampling and programming techniques allow a hearing aid to be extremely customized to each individual person’s hearing loss. While the size of hearing aids is being reduced to an almost invisible level, the digital processing contained within is more powerful than ever.
Individual factors can influence the type of hearing instrument you select. The degree of hearing loss, physical features of the ear and an individual’s lifestyle are all important in the decision process.
EPIC ear physicians and audiologists will provide the needed tests and evaluations to verify the degree and extent of hearing loss and the best therapy.
The vast majority of patients (90-95%) are helped by prescription hearing aids.
Today’s advanced technology ensures that individuals have a broad range of choice in selecting a hearing aid that meets their specific requirements and offers the greatest hearing resolution.
Available hearing aid styles include:
Smallest and most discreet style. Fits deep within the ear canal. Offers solutions for mild to severe hearing loss.
A popular style. Precise and discreet appearance. A solution for a broad range of hearing needs, it improves a mild to severe hearing loss.
Attractive, easy-to-use and affordable. Extremely flexible operation. Offers solutions for mild to severe hearing loss.
Rests behind the ear and attaches to a custom-made earmold. Extremely durable and powerful. Compatible with wireless FM systems. Provides a solution for the full range of hearing needs from mild to profound.
This hearing aid style is cosmetically appealing as it incorporates a very small unit that fits behind the external ear. It is lightweight and features a thin tube that connects to a receiver in the ear or a specific earmold.