Digital Hearing Aid Technology
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Total Hearing Care offers five different levels of digital technology. Each level offers digital hearing solutions based on your level of hearing loss, lifestyle and budget.
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Hearing Instruments and
The Digital Revolution
The digital revolution has made a huge impact on the way hearing instruments look and work. They can be so small that they are virtually invisible, or even so "cool- looking” that you will want everyone to see them. They can also more accurately mimic the way you used to hear before you experienced hearing loss than older instruments could.
Digital Hearing Instrument Features
- Dual (two) microphones allow you to hear better in noisy situations. Some can even identify the source of the noise and reduce it!
- Open technology that keeps the ear canal unobstructed eliminates that "talking in a barrel" effect.
- Feedback cancellation does just that…it cancels feedback BEFORE you hear it as an annoying whistle.
- Hands free technology automatically adjusts to your listening environment…whether you are on the phone, in a crowd or in wind.
- Your digital hearing instrument can be programmed with a computer to meet your individualized needs.
Hearing Instrument Styles
What size hearing instruments are available?
Please keep in mind that there is not one particular hearing instrument or brand that will work for all types and ranges of hearing loss. What may work best for a friend of yours may not be best for you. The type selected will depend on your individual hearing loss, physical characteristics of your ear canal, and your lifestyle.
Essentially, there are five basic styles of hearing instruments:
- Behind-The-Ear (BTE) fits neatly behind the ear and is connected to an ear mold in the ear by a short plastic tube. This hearing instrument is easy to manipulate and it is generally used for a variety of hearing losses. This style can provide the most power and flexibility of the devices.
- Receiver in the Ear (RITE) or Open Fit BTE is a miniaturized BTE device that sits on top of the ear with a wire or slim tube fitting close to the head and a small dome that slides into the entrance of the ear canal. These are often as invisible as the CIC instruments.
- Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) devices fit entirely in the ear canal. Cosmetically, this instrument is typically the least visible. However, it is not suitable for all types and degrees of hearing loss.
- In-The-Canal (ITC) and In-The-Ear (ITE) fit within the canal portion of the ear. The ITE extends into the outer part of the ear, completely filling the ear, while the ITC only fills the opening of the outer ear canal.
- Extended Wear devices stay in the ear canal 24/7. Where are no batteries to change. Whether or not one can wear this device is dependent on the size of the ear and the hearing loss. Your audiologist replaces this device periodically.
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