Hearing aids come in many shapes and sizes. From small and invisible to larger, more powerful devices, the hearing aid manufacturers develop robust portfolios to treat different levels of hearing loss and match lifestyles. Hometown Audiology helps select the right hearing system for you to maximum benefit and satisfaction.
Hearing Aid Styles
Receiver-in-the-canal hearing aids are relatively new and offer the wearer many benefits. These devices cover a wide variety of hearing losses, from mild to severe – and can be paired to a non-custom dome or custom silicon earmold. Many love the discreet design that RIC hearing aids provide.
Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) or
Invisible-in-the-canal and Completely-in-the-canal hearing aids offer the most discreet option to hearing aid wearers. For those concerned about other people seeing your hearing aid, these can be a great option.
Canal (ITC) or Micro-Canal (MC)
Canal and Micro-Canal hearing aids are great options for people who want on-board control of their custom hearing aids. These styles allow for a volume control or memory button (and sometimes both).
Behind-the-Ear hearing aids are often chosen for people with severe hearing loss. They are easy to maintain and typically offer the wearer a number of on-board controls. Battery life is often longer, as these models use larger hearing aid batteries.
In-The-Ear (ITE) or
In-the-Ear or Semi-in-the-Ear hearing aids are typically reserved for those patients with moderate-to-severe hearing loss who do not want to wear something behind their ear (like a RIC or BTE).
Hearing Aid Brands
HANSATON is a U.S. manufacturer of hearing systems. Their latest innovation in hearing technology is the Sound HD 10, the newest and smallest member of the Sound HD hearing system family. Thanks to HANSATON’s cutting-edge HD (High Definition) Technology, this small hearing aid allows you to perceive acoustic signals spatially along with wireless functionality, allowing for both binaural communication, remote control use, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Phonak has been a leader in hearing healthcare for many years. Their SoundRecover technology was truly ground-breaking in the industry and allowed wearers to hears sounds previously unattainable for some hearing losses. Their latest platform, Belong, offers a number of innovative features including their B-R rechargeability. The B-R hearing aids do not need batteries to be replaced regularly, as the hearing aids are charged overnight.
Unitron is a Canadian manufacturer of hearing aids. Their most recent platform, Unitron North, offers new features sure to help hearing aid wearers hear better in wide variety of environments. Their latest hearing aids, the Unitron Moxi Now, is the smallest hearing aids in it’s category, making it both technologically advanced and aesthetically appealing.