Hearing loss affects approximately 48 million Americans. However, many people continue to suffer from hearing loss because they are misinformed about hearing aids. Modern hearing aids are compact, robust and are highly personalized to make the adjustment period easier. Rely on the audiologists at Clifton Springs Hearing Centers to diagnose your hearing loss and recommend the right combination of style and features to help you hear better.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Today’s hearing aids come in many styles. Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) and in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids offer the most discreet fit. More traditional types of hearing aids include the in-the-ear (ITC), receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) and behind-the-ear (BTE) styles.
- Completely-in-the-canal hearing aids (CIC) are the smallest and most discreet devices made. They are customized to fit your ears and fit deep in the ear canal. A small, clear nylon post helps with insertion and removal.
- In-the-canal hearing aids (ITC) are larger than the CIC style. Like CIC hearing aids, they are custom made to fit your ears and are also worn in the ear canal.
- In-the-ear hearing aids (ITE) are worn in the "bowl" of the ear. They are custom made to fit your ears, and because they are larger than CIC and ITC devices, they are easier to handle for people with dexterity issues.
- Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids are a variation of the standard behind-the-ear (BTE) style. They are much smaller and therefore less noticeable. A very small tube leads to the ear canal, so they still offer superior sound quality, while remaining very discreet.
- Behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE) are the largest of the modern hearing devices. The processing components are housed in a case that is worn behind the ear. The amplified sounds travel through a tube and are delivered to an earmold worn inside the ear. BTE hearing aids are durable, easy to handle and easy to maintain.
Exposure to noise, whether it be at work or play, can damage your sense of hearing permanently. Clifton Springs Hearing Centers take the same care with fitting personal hearing protection as they do with fitting hearing aids. Discover how comfortable and affordable quality hearing protection can be.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Don’t get caught without power. Stop at one of the convenient Clifton Springs Hearing Centers and stock up on fresh batteries. Whether you use rechargeable or disposable batteries, we’ve got what you need.
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth technology pairs your hearing aids to other devices. Hold hands-free cell phone conversations or stream the audio signal from your television straight to your hearing aids for the best listening experience possible.
Cell phone accessories
New hearing aid compatible (HAC) cell phones have improved the quality of sound for people that wear hearing aids. However, if you want to increase sound quality, add-on technology and cell phone accessories can improve your ability to process conversation while wearing your hearing aids and talking on the phone. Some accessories even give you the freedom of hands-free calls.
You’ll find the latest in Oticon hearing technology available in all of our Rochester area offices. Oticon technology incorporates not just how your ears hear but how your brain processes sound. So, you hear with less effort and understand sounds better.
Phonak technology automatically adjusts your devices to your hearing environment. You don’t hear naturally hear the same in a crowded café as you do in a movie theater. Your hearing experience should be tailored to your needs. Clifton Springs Hearing Center offers a variety of customizable Phonak hearing products to fit your needs.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Never fumble with batteries and battery doors or run out of hearing aid batteries again. Rechargeable hearing aids can charge overnight while you sleep. Some models last several days on one charge. Talk to the audiologists at Clifton Springs Hearing Centers to see if rechargeable hearing products are right for you.
ReSound provides excellent sound by offering innovative hearing solutions that combine original thinking and design with solid technology - all based on deep audiological insight and understanding of hearing aid users.
Revolutionary hearing technology that helps you hear your way. Apps allow you to customize your listening experience and replicate your natural hearing. Signia offers rechargeable solutions and hearing aids that let you hear sounds as nature intended.