There are numerous types of hearing aids. Different factors that go into determining the type of hearing device a client decides upon will be dependent on several different things, including  the degree of hearing loss present, power requirements, an individuals’s manual dexterity, cosmetic concerns, and various other options. Finding the best hearing device may seem difficult with so many choices available, but the audiologists at Argus Hearing can help you determine which type of hearing device is the best fit for you. You can see some of the different types of hearing aids we have available below.

IICIIC: Invisible In Canal

These types of hearing aids are great choice for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. They are quite discreet, as this style sits deep inside the ear canal, making it virtually invisible.

CICCIC: Completely In Canal

These hearing aids are best suited for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. This custom style is quite small and rests deep within the ear canal.

ITCITC: In The Canal

This type is best for mild to severe hearing loss. These hearing aids fill the concha of the ear.

miniBTEMini BTE: Mini Behind The Ear

These hearing aids are best for those with moderate to severe hearing loss. They are available in two styles (hook solution or thin tube). Our smallest BTE is completely wireless and delivers an extremely high quality of sound.

RITERITE: Receiver In The Ear

This style is best for mild to severe hearing loss. It is a traditional behind the ear model, but more discreet. It rests behind the ear and uses a thin tube to send sound to the ear.

BTEBTE: Behind The Ear

This type of hearing aid is best suited for those with mild to profound hearing loss. It is available in two styles (hook solution or thin tube). These hearing aids rest behind the ear and transmit sound to the ear using a thin tube.

ITEITE: In The Ear

This style is best for mild to severe hearing loss. These hearing aids fill the concha of the ear.

DesignerRITEDesigner RITE: Receiver In The Ear

These hearing aids are best for mild to moderate hearing loss. The design consists of a small, petal-shaped shell that sits in the shadow at the top of your ear. It has a nearly invisible sound tube that enters the ear canal, making for an extremely discreet yet nontraditional hearing aid.

MiniRITEMini RITE: Mini Receiver In The Ear

This style is most suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. This style is very similar to the Designer RITE hearing aids, they also fit discreetly behind the hear and transmit sound via a nearly invisible sound tube.

MICMIC: Micro In The Canal

This style is nearly invisible, making it nearly invisible. However, it requires good dexterity to insert and take out, has a shorter battery life compared to many models, and can lead to occasional wax build up in the ear canal.

micro-behindearMicro Behind The Ear – Water Resistant

This style is cosmetically appealing, however may be slightly visible. It is easy to handle ad offers wireless functionality. It has a Water Resistant-Ingress Protection Rating of IP67.

extendedwearExtended Wear

This style is very cosmetically appealing as it is virtually invisible. There are no batteries to change and you do not have to insert it daily.

Should You Get One Hearing Aid, Or Two?

If you only have difficulty hearing in one ear but not the other, then one hearing aid is all you need. However, for many people hearing loss occurs in both of their ears. Binaural hearing aids in both ears can restore a “stereo” sort of sound. This type of hearing aids used in tandem also helps individuals when they are in areas with a lot of background noise. In the past, many people with hearing loss would only be given one hearing aid. In effect, this would be similar to wearing one contact lens for somebody that had vision problems. We have two ears and correcting the problems in both helps us determine the direction of sound. Tiny differences in when your left and right ears hear sounds and the volume at which they hear them better tell you what direction a soudn is originally coming from. Having two hearing aids when you have hearing problems in both ears can be a truly satisfying experience.

How Different Can All These Hearing Aids Be?

Since there are so many different styles of hearing aids available these days, it can be quite difficult to choose which one is best. The choice is ultimately up to you, but you’ll be able to make an informed decision if you learn about the various styles available. Some sit on top of or tucked behind the ear, whereas others can be almost completely hidden within your ear canal. What is most important is that you are comfortable with your hearing aids and that your hearing is improved.

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