When you have hearing loss, finding the right device to address your needs is important to getting you the best listening experience possible. Vero ENT Associates can pair a patient with a device that is suitable for any hearing loss type. The right hardware adapts to the listening needs of the patient, with the ability to use accessories for expandability. The availability of hearing device features will vary, so it is vital to look at the benefits each style offers.
Styles of Hearing Aids
There are several styles of hearing aids available to meet your specific needs, whether you want something that can be packed with numerous features, or prefer a device that offers privacy. The most common options include:
Behind the ear (BTE)
Receiver in canal (RIC)
In the ear (ITE)
In the canal (ITC)
Invisible in canal (IIC)
Completely in canal (CIC)
To protect from loud or prolonged noise exposure, hearing protection is required. Protection is available as earplugs or earmuffs, each with varying degrees of noise suppression. Custom options further compliment the advanced features of hearing protection that comes with alternative functions.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries come in standard and rechargeable types. Standard batteries are removable and come with their own usage duration before needing to be changed. The common battery types are blue (675), orange (13), brown (312) and yellow (10).
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
The Acclarent Aera Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System is the first device in the US indicated to dilate the Eustachian tube. This system uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) a condition that can cause pressure, pain, clogged or muffled sensations in the ear.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth technology allows wireless streaming of sound and music. Some hearing aids have this by default and can connect with thousands of electronics with compatible chipsets. Once paired, the two devices will automatically connect wirelessly whenever in range.
Captel offers hearing aid compatible phones with a large screen. During a call, the phone converts the text into captions in real-time. Many of the features are customizable and helpful in creating a unique user experience.
Cell phone accessories
In this day and age, you likely rely on your cellphone to accomplish your daily tasks. We offer cellphone accessories that can be paired with your hearing aids to enable a seamless listening experience.
Oticon has hearing solutions that prioritize cutting edge technology. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the company has been in business since 1904. Their attention to detail is one of the main reasons Oticon is a recognizable brand name.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids are convenient, saves money and offer a better user experience. Portable hearing stations recharge the device when it’s not in use, and is low maintenance compared to changing depleted batteries. Not all hearing aids are rechargeable, so patients should think carefully about their initial device choice.
One of the largest hearing aid catalogs in the world belongs to Starkey Hearing Aids. Their hardware and software combinations are easy to use, with invisible options for users that value privacy. Starkey is an American company that has been in business since 1967.