Patients should be aware of the many layers in the hearing aid industry. Modern hearing aids continue to improve the quality of sound in those with hearing loss. Device features accommodate users, even those that are not used to technology. At Brentwood Hearing Center, our audiologists have expert knowledge of the hearing aid market and can assist you in finding a device to meet your specific needs.
Styles of Hearing Aids
There are many different hearing aid styles, each with their own pros and cons. The three main groups are behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, in-the-ear (ITE) devices, in-the-canal (ITC) styles and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) types. Within the subcategories of these three main groups are styles that cater to design, comfort and features.
Various hearing aid styles we offer:
- Invisible in-the-Canal (IIC)
- Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
- In-the-Canal (ITC)
- Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE)
- Behind-the-Ear (BTE)
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip
- Reciever-in-the-ear (RITE)
- BTE with earmolds
Customized ear molds and ear plugs are specialty devices used to keep harmful noise away from the ears. Hearing protection is important in environments where sound is at a damaging level. Based on the type, they can provide a wide range of benefits suitable for personal or professional life.
A 30-day trial period is provided to patients that want to try out new hearing aids. This try-before-you-buy program helps users to get used to the features of the device. It is a no-risk way to get comfortable with new hearing aid technology.
Hearing aid batteries and battery club
When the batteries on hearing aids go out, having replacements handy become a necessity. Battery club members gain the advantage of discounts on hearing aid batteries. This discount covers size 10, 312, 13 and 675.
Hearing aid accessories
Accessories can extend the usefulness of many hearing aid devices. They also serve as a way to improve older devices and bring them up to modern standards. If compatible, hearing aid accessories are a great investment for patients.
Loaner hearing aids
Loaner hearing aids are used in place of the main device that is out for repair. They are free for patients that buy hearing aids from Brentwood Hearing Center. Hearing aids purchased from other clinics are still covered by loaner services with a small fee attached.
Assistive listening devices (ALDs)
ALDs improve the hearing of users that need better communication. They are separate from hearing aids, so can be used with or without them. The improved functionality of ALDs extends to other devices with audio like televisions, alarms, telephones and more.
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Oticon and their Opn line focuses on wireless connectivity in and out of the home. They created the first hearing aid that connects to the If This Then That network. With an Oticon product, users gain a big speed advantage with the processing of audio.
The new Phonak Audeo Marvel is one of the many modern hearing aids that uses advanced features. It connects to the most commonly used electronic items and uses the device as a gateway to sound. The Phonak app completes the experience, giving users complete control over their hearing aids.
The LiNX Quattro uses an advanced microphone setup to process sound. All of the top devices in the ReSound catalog have access to the ReSound Smart 3D app. It is the perfect harmony of device and software for users needing superior sound clarity.
Signia remains a leader in the high-tech hearing aid industry. Their top products include the Styletto, Insio Nx and the Motion Charge & Go Nx. With Signia, users will always be on the cutting edge of technology.
Patients that want a smart hearing aid have taken to the Widex Evoke. This customizable device continues to improve based on the user’s surroundings. The Evoke is one of many hearing aids to take advantage of a superior software platform.