The Hearing Place offers a wide range of highly advanced hearing solutions from companies such as ReSound, Phonak and Oticon. Today’s hearing aids offer incredible performance due to continuing advances in technology. We use the results from your hearing test and how well you hear in various settings to determine the best setting for your hearing aids. Below are the most common types of hearing aids available today.
Types of Hearing Aids That We Offer
Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids
The receiver-in-canal (RIC) the most popular style of hearing aid sits behind the ear in a small, lightweight plastic case similar to Behind-the-Ear hearing aids. The speaker (receiver) part of the hearing aid rests inside the ear canal. The speaker (receiver) connects to the hearing device that sits behind the ear with a small plastic tube. Discreet due to its small size, this hearing aid is available in different models depending on your degree of hearing loss. In most cases, RIC hearing aids are the most comfortable and discreet. In some cases they may also be used to help manage ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Available in the Receiver-In-Canal RIC hearing aids only offer rechargeable hearing aids built with a sealed lithium-ion battery that hold power all day without needing a recharge. You no longer need to have an extra set of batteries on hand. At night, place your hearing aids in an easy-to-use charging case. Some models offer up to 36 hours of hearing aid use on a single charge, even when streaming from your phone, TV, computer or tablet. We recommend rechargeable hearing aids for anyone who wants ease of use, has dexterity issues, has had moisture issues with previous hearing aids or simple doesn’t want to hassle with traditional batteries.
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
The behind-the-ear hearing aids, work for all degrees of hearing loss and can be more helpful for severe to profound hearing loss. Worn comfortably behind the ear, sounds are “heard” by the microphone, amplified and then transmitted into the ear through tiny tubes that are connected to custom earmolds that fit in the ear that are made of an acrylic or silicone material. Models are available in different colors, styles, and designs.
Custom In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
Made for mild to severe hearing loss, custom and ITE (in-the-ear) hearing aid models are made to fit the shape of the ear canal for maximum fit, comfort and hearing benefit. Discreet and nearly invisible, ITE hearing aids are available in various skin tones.
Bluetooth Hearing Aid Accessories
Most all hearing aids are Bluetooth compatible that allows you to connect your hearing aids to a separate device or accessory to stream to your mobile phone, TV, computer, tablet, speaker and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. You stay connected to what’s happening around you while streaming through these devices. Today’s accessories bring new meaning to surround sound.
Hearing aid accessories include Bluetooth devices, chargers, batteries, remote controls and more.
At The Hearing Place, we’re happy to discuss the benefits of Bluetooth.
Hearing Accessories & Additional Hearing Options
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices help people hear the sounds of speech more clearly in environments with noise in the background, when someone is sitting too far away from a speaker, or when poor acoustics make it difficult to hear. Such devices include amplified telephones, personal amplifiers, or television listening systems.
Hearing Protection Devices & Swim Plugs
Many occupations subject the ears to loud noises which damages hearing over time. Musicians deal with amplified music. Construction workers use loud power tools and/or heavy equipment throughout the day. Wearing the right ear gear helps prevent hearing loss. The Hearing Place offers a wide range of earplugs and hearing protection to provide noise protection and protects water getting into the ear canals while swimming.