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Hearing Aid Technology

Hearing aids allow individuals with hearing loss the capacity to continue an independent and active lifestyle without skipping a beat. Choosing a hearing aid can be overwhelming, because there are so many great choices. The Hearing Center of Dublin ENT makes things a bit easier by providing you with the guidance of a trustworthy audiologist with top-level technical knowledge about our instruments. By providing accurate testing, professional guidance and consistent follow-up care, our team makes a big difference in how you view your investment into a hearing aid.

Most of us remember the bulky, ugly contraptions our grandparents wore, but modern hearing aids are far different. In addition to a streamlined design, they are user-friendly and so discrete that most people will never know that you are wearing one. Micro-digital technology in modern hearing aids allows for better hearing aid performance in a smaller package. Advancements in material technology also help increase wearing comfort as well as provide a wide range of color selections in order to make a fashion statement or help make them invisible.

Connectivity options are also common with many of the hearing aid options available. A broad range of apps, which include the capacity for remote assistance from your audiologist, make it possible to fine-tune your hearing aids, make it easier to enjoy phone conversations or lower the volume on your television. These things are so advanced that they have removed most if not all of any remaining stigmas you might have had about hearing aids.

We carry a wide range of models from brand name manufacturers like Widex, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Signia, Starkey and more. In addition, the Hearing Center of Dublin ENT provides expert fitting, adjustments, tech support and on-going follow-up care. Here are some of the types and styles of hearing aids to choose from:

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC)

IIC hearing aids are available to those with mild to moderate hearing loss. They are custom-formed to fit the unique shape of your ear canal and are available in a range of colors. IICs insert deep into your ear canal and, depending on the shape of your ear, can be invisible when worn; a huge advantage for the style-conscious or self-conscious wearer.

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

Those with mild to severe hearing loss who have cosmetic concerns can benefit from using CIC style hearing aids. Like IIC hearing aids, CICs insert into the ear canal and are almost invisible, but a bit more powerful.
In-The-Canal (ITC)

In-The-Canal (ITC)

Patients with mild to severe hearing loss might also choose the ITC style hearing aid. Its slightly larger size and increased performance also include wireless capabilities for smartphone streaming. This style of hearing aid also comes in a variety of color choices as well as skin tone matching.

In-The-Ear (ITE)

ITE hearing aids are designed to accommodate patients with mildly severe to severe hearing loss. Their sleek design is custom-formed to the outer entrance to the ear canal. They provide greater wearing comfort while offering maximum hearing coverage, and are available in a variety of colors or skin tone matches.

Receiver-In-The-Ear (RIC)

The most versatile hearing instrument on the market, RIC hearing aids are a favorite among many audiologists. Those who need higher amplification and clarity receive the best sound quality while allowing for some wearing discretion with this style. RIC units provide easier in-office repair solutions along with facilitating amplification upgrades should your hearing loss condition worsen. Connectivity and smartphone streaming are available with this model as well.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Severe to profound hearing loss patients often need the additional performance capabilities of BTE hearing aids. This instrument is more streamlined and lighter weight than its predecessors though its technology is housed in a casing placed behind the ear while a clear plastic acoustical tube carries amplified sound into a custom-fitted earmold inside the ear canal. Easy to use buttons, full-spectrum connectivity and smartphone streaming as well as color selection are features of BTE style hearing aids.

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Making the right decision often means overcoming personal objections or reservations. Better information, answers to questions or a bit of encouragement could be all that is standing between you and a much-improved quality of life.

For this reason, the Hearing Center of Dublin ENT has a hearing care expert on hand to help answer questions and respond to your concerns related to hearing loss and hearing care. To receive a callback from our expert, simply complete this form for a friendly no-obligation conversation relating to your questions and/or concerns.