Understanding Hearing Aid Technology: What You Should Know

If you’ve been diagnosed with hearing loss, you’re not alone. It is estimated that almost 38 million Americans have hearing loss. For many, hearing aids help to correct hearing loss and improve overall quality of life. 

With the many choices available, buying the right hearing aid for you can be a challenge. Understanding hearing aid technology will help you determine which devices are most suitable for you.

Available High-Tech Hearing Aid Options

Technology is improving all the time and that means that so are hearing aids. Hearing aids are very intricate devices that use a specific type of hearing technology. They don’t just make sounds louder, they do much more than that. As technology advances, the available high-tech hearing aid options are increasing. In addition to high-tech options for hearing aids, there is a growing bank of hearing aid accessories, connectivity devices, and assistive listening devices too. 

High-Tech Hearing Aids

The hearing aids that we offer today are definitely not your grandparents’ hearing aids. You don’t have to worry about them whistling or not working right. Instead, the hearing aids of today are technologically advanced devices. Depending on your needs and your lifestyle, we recommend from our wide variety of options and styles of hearing aids:

  • Invisible In The Canal (IITC)
  • Behind The Ear (BTE)
  • Receiver In The Ear (RITE)
  • In The Canal (ITC)
  • Completely In The Canal (CIC)
  • In The Ear (ITE)

Hearing Aid Accessories

Hearing aid accessories can help make your hearing aids even more advanced technologically while some just help you keep them clean and safely stored when you aren’t wearing them. Here is a list of hearing aid accessories we have available:

  • Hearing Aid Batteries
  • Hearing Aid or Battery Chargers
  • Tubing, Domes, and Tips
  • Wax Guards
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hearing Aid Dehumidifier
  • Bluetooth Streaming Devices
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Lifestyle Hearing Aid Accessories

Connectivity Devices

Connectivity devices are hearing aid accessories that let you control what you listen to through your hearing aids. You can listen to media like television, music, smartphones, your computer, tablet, or even a landline telephone using these types of products. The three types of connectivity devices we offer include:

  1. The Direct Link Streamer
  2. Direct Link Microphone
  3. Direct Link Phone and TV Adapter

Assistive Listening Devices

There are many assistive listening devices other than traditional hearing aids to help people hear. Some examples include:

  • Amplified telephones
  • Wireless TV listening headsets
  • FM systems
  • Amplified smoke detectors
  • Amplified alarm clocks

Trust the Experts at Regional Hearing and Balance Center 

Do you have any more questions? The hearing care professionals at Regional Hearing and Balance Center would be happy to help. Contact us today to request your appointment with our hearing care professionals.

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The purpose of this hearing assessment and/or demonstration is for hearing wellness and to determine if the consumer may benefit from using hearing aids, which may include selling and fitting hearing aids. Products demonstrated may differ from products sold. Assessment conclusion is not a medical diagnosis and further testing may be required to diagnose hearing loss. The use of any hearing aid may not fully restore normal hearing and does not prevent future hearing loss. Hearing instruments may not meet the needs of all hearing-impaired individuals.