Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids Goshen NY_1 A hearing aid is an amplification device that can be worn in or behind the ear to improve hearing and speech perception for people with hearing loss. Hearing aid technology has improved significantly throughout the years in order to match the ever-changing technologies of our world. Advanced digital hearing aids adjust automatically to sounds and include Bluetooth and other wireless technology that syncs to smart phones. Some styles of hearing aids can even moderate the volume as well as filter out certain background noises by transmitting them to a computer chip.
Did you know that 1 out of 5 people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one?

Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids come in several different styles and sizes and can be customized according to patient preference. Devices are available as behind-the-ear, in-the-ear, and canal hearing aid technology.
Mini Behind-The-Ear Goshen NY

BTE hearing aids accommodate mild to profound hearing loss and can be worn by children and adults. The hearing device is housed in a small, hard case that is worn behind the ear. The case connects to an earmold that is worn inside the outer ear canal. Sound travels from the device outside of the ear into the customized earmold through connected tubing.

BTE configuration follows the contour behind the outer ear and can generally house more features, controls, and power than any other style of hearing aid. The custom-fit ear mold can be ordered in a variety of colors and styles. The tubing that connects the ear mold, as well as the ear mold itself, can be cleaned and replaced over time. The BTE with ear mold style is commonly used for children because the BTE can be reprogrammed as needed and the ear mold can be replaced as the child grows.

BTE hearing aids are also available as open fit aids, which transmit sound to the ear through a narrow tube that is inserted into the canal with an open dome. An open ear dome has small openings which allow for more natural sound perception and extra airflow due to the apertures in the ear dome. This style is so popular that more occluding ear tips have become available in order to accommodate greater degrees of hearing loss. This style is also beneficial for people who experience excessive ear wax buildup.

In-The-Ear Hearing Aids Goshen NY

ITE hearing aids are small devices that fit inside the outer part of the ear. This hearing aid style is barely visible and is used for mild to severe hearing loss. The hearing device is housed entirely within the aid. ITE aids may contain a telecoil, which is a device that allows the wearer to hear sound better when talking on the telephone. ITE aids are not recommended for children because the casings would need to be replaced in conjunction with ear growth.

In-The-Canal Hearing Aids Goshen NY

In-the-canal (ITC) and completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids are currently the smallest aids available and are used for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. Canal aids are customized to the size and shape of a person’s ear canal. Customization allows wearers to hide the hearing aid partially or completely into the ear canal. These hearing aid styles may be difficult to manipulate and are not recommended for children. The small size of the canal aids limits the power and volume ability of the aid and are not recommended for severe or profound hearing loss.

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Although hearing aids cannot restore natural hearing, these advanced listening devices can improve your hearing ability and overall quality of life. Our providers will discuss your individual needs, device selection, and hearing aid cost. We require the highest standard of efficacy and safety for the hearing aids we offer in our office. Simply make an appointment for a no-obligation consultation today.
A proper hearing aid fitting is more than just selecting the correct device. The hearing aid must be the right device, must fit correctly in the ear, and must provide proper amplification. Hearing aid fittings serve several important purposes that are critical for any new hearing aid wearer. We will order your hearing aids and other amplification devices after your hearing aid evaluation. At your fitting appointment, our hearing professionals will verify that the hearing aids are working properly and are programmed specifically to your hearing needs. After you are fitted, our audiologists will make sure your hearing is the best it can be with additional follow-up testing and programming adjustments, if needed.
While today’s hearing instruments are far more durable than those of decades past, there are times when you may need a hearing aid repair. Our audiologists can clean, fix, or replace the worn out parts of your hearing aid. Once it is repaired, the hearing aid is tested to ensure that it is functioning properly.

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