Hearing Aids - Chicago Hearing Society

Selection of a hearing aid involves more than a style preference. 

Also important are:
  • Severity of the hearing loss
  • Size and shape of the ear
  • Personal preferences, needs and lifestyle
  • Manual dexterity

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids fit behind you ear with a custom ear mold that is made especially for your ear. BTEs are suitable for the widest range of hearing losses, from mild to profound. 

Open fit hearing aids also fit behind the ear. In most cases, the hearing aid is coupled with an ultra-thin tube with a soft rubber tip that fits in your ear. Open fit hearing aids are most suitable for individuals with normal to near-normal hearing in the lower pitches, and mild to moderately severe hearing loss in the higher pitches.

In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids fit directly in the bowl of the ear. All of the components fit into a plastic shell that is custom-molded. ITEs are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing losses.

In-the-Canal hearing aids (ITCs), like ITEs, are custom-molded to fit your ear, and all of the components fit into a plastic shell. ITCs are most suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aids are also custom-made for your ear, with all the internal components fitting into a single shell. CICs fit deepest into the ear canal and are most suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses. 

Hearing aids also come in different levels of technology ranging from entry level to premium level. As the level of technology increases, the hearing aid has more advanced features such as adjusting automatically and decreasing the level of background noise in noisy situations. Lifestyle needs may be a major consideration when determining the level of technology that is appropriate for the individual. If you would like more information about hearing aid options to fit your lifestyle and budget, contact us today.

 

 

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