Hearing Aids: Types and Benefits
Welcome to Buchanan Audiologists, where we believe in simplifying your journey towards better hearing. Navigating the numerous types of hearing aids can be daunting, but we are here to make the process effortless. Let's break down the different types of hearing aids and their unique benefits.
1. Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids
RIC models are also situated behind the ear, but their speaker is located within the ear canal, offering a more natural auditory experience. These are the most frequently recommended hearing aids at present and incorporate the most up-to-date technology.
- Cosmetically pleasing, less visible.
- Provides a natural listening experience.
- Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
Think RIC hearing aids might be right for you? Call now on 01634 757045 to book a consultation and find out more.
2. In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
ITE hearing aids fill the outer portion of the ear. They're custom moulded for you and are available in two styles: full shell and half shell.
- Easy to handle.
- Longer battery life.
- Can include features such as volume control and a directional microphone.
Curious about ITE hearing aids? To find out more, call now on 01634 757045 to book a comprehensive hearing consultation.
3. In-The-Canal (ITC) and Completely-In-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids
ITC and CIC hearing aids are custom-made to fit entirely inside your ear canal. They're discreet and less visible to others.
- They are cosmetically appealing due to their small size.
- Can take advantage of the ear’s natural acoustics.
- They are less likely to pick up wind noise because they're protected by the ear.
Want to explore the benefits of ITC and CIC hearing aids? Call now on 01634 757045 to book a consultation and find out more.
5. Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC) Hearing Aids
IIC hearing aids are the smallest available. They sit beyond the second bend of your ear canal, making them nearly invisible.
- Virtually invisible when worn.
- Offer a natural listening experience.
- Beneficial in reducing wind noise.
If the idea of invisible hearing aids appeals to you, don't wait! Call now on 01634 757045 to book a comprehensive hearing consultation.
6. Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
BTE models sit comfortably behind your ear, with a clear plastic tube running into the ear canal. They are robust, reliable and suitable for all levels of hearing loss.
- Suitable for people of all ages.
- Accommodate larger batteries for longer life and features like a telecoil.
- Easier to handle ideal for those with dexterity issues.
- Resilient against earwax and moisture.
Intrigued by BTE hearing aids? To find out more, call now on 01634 757045 to book a comprehensive hearing consultation.
Remember, the right hearing aid for you depends on your lifestyle, hearing loss, and budget. At Buchanan Audiologists, we're here to help you make the best choice. Don’t compromise on your hearing health – let our Consultant Audiologist, Eilene, provide the care you deserve.
Call us now at 01634 757045 to book a consultation and embark on your journey towards better hearing.