Hearing Aid Selection & Fitting

Choosing the right hearing aid can be a challenging task. We understand just how important it is to select the perfect hearing aid that fits your specific needs and preferences. Our experienced team will guide you through the entire hearing aid selection process, so you’ll get the best hearing aid to match your requirements, hearing needs, and lifestyle.

Types of Hearing Aids

When it comes to selecting the right hearing aid, there are several options to explore. Our experts will work with you to determine which type of hearing aid will be most effective for your unique hearing needs. There are several types of hearing aids currently available, including:

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

BTE hearing aids consist of a device that sits behind the ear and a tube that leads to the ear canal. This design is a popular choice for those with mild to severe hearing loss. They are durable and easy to use, making them a great option for those with an active lifestyle.

Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids

These are similar to BTE hearing aids, but the receiver or speaker is in the ear canal. The device that rests behind the ear contains the microphone and sound processor. The RIC design offers a more natural and comfortable hearing experience, as it reduces the "plugged ear" feeling that can occur with other hearing aid types.

In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

ITE hearing aids are a popular option as they are discreet and easy to use. They are custom-made to fit your ear canal's shape, which provides a comfortable and natural fit. These hearing aids do not require external tubes or wires. ITE devices come in a range of styles to match different levels of hearing loss, from mild to severe.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids

CIC devices fit entirely inside the ear canal. Custom-made to fit the precise shape of your ear canal, these hearing aids are virtually invisible. They are ideal for those who want a small yet powerful hearing aid with high-quality sound.

Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) Hearing Aids

IIC hearing aids are similar to CIC hearing aids but sit deeper inside the ear canal, making them virtually invisible. They are the most discreet type of hearing aid and are ideal for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. They offer a natural, open sound quality.
When it comes to finding the right hearing aid style, consider your degree of hearing loss, your lifestyle, and your budget to determine which type of hearing aid will be the most effective for you. We will provide you with comprehensive information and guidance on all your available options so that you can make an informed decision.

The Fitting Process Explained

The fit of your hearing aid is extremely important. A properly fitted hearing aid gives you better hearing and helps you get the most out of your hearing aid. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure that your hearing aid is customized to your needs, fitted comfortably, and functions correctly.

The fitting process involves several key steps, including:

  • Taking impressions of your ear canal to create a personalized earmold (if applicable)
  • Programming your hearing aid to match your hearing needs
  • Testing your hearing aid functionality
  • Providing instruction on proper use and maintenance

Our experienced hearing health professionals know all the ins and outs of hearing aid fitting. We’ll take the time to ensure your hearing aids are perfectly calibrated to your unique hearing needs and preferences. We will also provide you with detailed instructions to help you care for your hearing aids, so they’ll give you great hearing for years to come.

Visit Us To Learn More About Your Hearing Aid Options

At Affordable Hearing Solutions, we believe that everyone has the right to hear and communicate effectively. Let us guide you through the process of selecting and fitting your hearing aid, and you’ll experience firsthand the difference that expert care can make.

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