Today’s digital hearing aids range greatly in both size and style. Some fit completely in the ear canal while others sit on or behind the ear. Many are now wireless, allowing the hearing aids to communicate with each other, improving sound quality in difficult listening environments. Some are also capable of streaming sound directly from a media source—such as from your television, computer, or stereo—directly into your hearing aids.
Unlike analog hearing aids of the past, today’s hearing aids can be customized to meet your unique hearing needs; programmed to your specific hearing loss. Features that work to control feedback, improve speech in noise, and optimize microphone performance provide greater listening comfort for hearing aid wearers.
The style of hearing aids a person wears depends upon several factors including the type and extent of hearing loss as well as physical needs and preferences. Hearing aid styles are broken down into several categories: In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC), Completely-In Canal (CIC), Behind-the-Ear (BTE), and Receivers-In-Canal (RIC).