Over recent years, emerging technology has changed hearing aids dramatically. Imagine Hearing Solutions is excited to offer all the latest technology and styles from world's leading producers. Regardless of your hearing loss criteria, aesthetic preference and budgetary limits, we help you find the best products at the right price.
Styles of Hearing Aids
When it comes to treating hearing loss, hearing aids are the most widely recommended treatment. However, there are a plethora of styles and features to choose from, and finding the right one for your specific needs is vital to your listening experience. Some popular styles include:
- Completely in canal (CIC): This style is housed in the ear canal and is the smallest type out there. It is practically invisible to others with its discreet size. For those with mild-to-moderate listening loss, this is a good choice.
- In the canal (ITC): This style fits into the ear canal, but not as deep as a CIC device. It is a bit larger, making the battery life easier to change. It is ideal for those with mild-to-moderate hearing loss patients.
- In the ear (ITE): This hearing aid is intended to fill the exterior portion of the ear, and is larger than the styles worn in the ear canal. It is less subtle, but the size makes it easier to operate the unit as well as house a wider range of features. A bigger battery means that people with more severe hearing loss can also to benefit from a comparatively discreet style.
- Receiver in canal (RIC): The RIC hearing aid contains small casing which incorporates all the electronics except the receiver, which is located behind the ear. A thin tube attaches the housing to the receiver worn in the ear. It strikes a great balance between size and features, and is strong enough to treat mild-to-moderately-severe hearing loss.
- Behind the ear (BTE): The most prevalent style of hearing aid among users, the BTE style is shaped to fit the curvature of the ear and sits directly behind the ear. The housing, which includes all the electronics, is enclosed in plastic and attaches a thin, clear tube or earmold to the ear canal. It's powerful enough to handle all forms of hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Depending on your style of hearing aid, you will need a certain type of battery. Hearing aid batteries are labelled by size and color and also come in rechargeable options.
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Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Oticon focuses their hearing technology on a “People First” approach. They create devices that fit seamlessly into anyone’s life, whether you want something powerful or more discreet.
For technologically advanced hearing aids, Phonak is one of the world’s leaders. Whether you prefer something with connectivity like Bluetooth or directional microphones, Phonak technology fits the bill.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Recent advances in battery technology have made the ‘all-day’ rechargeable hearing aid a reality. This feature means you can skip on switching batteries in and out every week.
Founded in 1943, this Danish company has been helping people hear better for over 70 years through their range of pioneering hearing aid technology. They offer a range of devices including small canal-worn hearing aids and easy-to-handle behind-the-ear styles.
Widex, one of the world’s largest hearing technology providers, distributes hearing aids to more than 100 countries. With private options like in-the-canal and completely-in-canal devices, Widex has a solution for all your needs.