Many people are under the impression that hearing aids don’t work or won’t work for them, which explains why fewer than 25% of individuals with hearing loss who could benefit from the use of hearing aids actually seek treatment. There have been great strides in technology that allow hearing aids to be both less noticeable and more effective than ever.
We have a variety of styles and affordable options to fit your budget and lifestyle. If you give them a chance, hearing aids can help you hear what you’ve been missing.
Types of Hearing Aids
These hearing aids are contained in a curved case, which rests comfortably behind or over your ear. The aids are custom-molded to the shape of your ear to properly direct sound and secure them in place.
Custom-designed for a comfortable fit, these hearing aids fit into the outer ear. All of the components are enclosed within a single plastic shell. There are no external wires or tubes and they’re very light-weight.
Fitting deeper into the ear canal than in-the-ear devices, these custom-designed aids are smaller. Their size and visibility make these hearing aids cosmetically appealing, but, because of the size, they can only be used by people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
These aids are custom-made and fit the deepest in the ear canal, so they aren’t very visible and are quite cosmetically appealing, but, because of the size, the battery life is rather short. This type of hearing aid is not recommended for people who have dexterity issues, such as problems arising through arthritis.
Similar to behind-the-ear aids, the device sits above your ear and a wire travels into your ear canal, but that’s where the similarities end. This is much newer technology that allows the shell, which houses the components, to be much smaller and lighter. The earpiece is a small, soft rubber cap that is more comfortable than the tightly fitting behind-the-ear model or completely-in-the-canal devices.
Completely invisible in most ears, these hearing aids treat mild-to-moderately severe hearing loss. These aids are custom-made for each individual wearer.
“I once thought hearing aids were just for older people, at least older than I am, which is 71, but when I received the hearing aids from Dr. Diane Badua, the fit was so good that, after putting the aids in place, I forgot about them until I realized how good I could hear.” Earl Riley / Gainesville, VA