The hearing aid is one of science’s miniature electronic marvels. Some are small enough to fit completely in the ear canal and yet offer many features. Others are larger and more powerful, controlled wirelessly and are self-adjusting. New products are continually being developed. Many hearing aids can connect wirelessly to TVs and smartphones.
At Rametta Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, our audiologist will find the right hearing product to meet your individual needs. We will test, adjust and confirm that your device is working perfectly.
Styles of Hearing Aids
We offer several types of hearing aids at Rametta Audiology. We understand how important it is to find the right device to meet your lifestyle, budget and hearing loss needs. That’s why we offer the following varieties:
- In the ear (ITE): ITE hearing aids are powerful and offer many features. The ITE rests in the outer ear bowl and is ideal for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss
- Invisible in canal (IIC): IIC hearing devices are the smallest and lightest available. They are recommended for mild hearing loss.
- Completely in canal (CIC): CIC aids are slightly larger than IIC but remain small and powerful, and can still be equipped with features. They are suitable for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
- In the canal (ITC): This small hearing aid is slightly larger than similar canal counterparts, but still provides discreetness and power. This style of device is recommended for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
- Full shell: A full shell is a custom-made earmold that fits in the outer ear. The electronics and battery are inserted in the shell and tailored to the patient.
- Behind the ear (BTE): Sometimes it is necessary to put the electronics and battery in a compartment that sits behind the ear. In this device, a tube runs to the amplifier in the ear canal. The controls and battery are easier to use than smaller devices and are suitable for individuals with mild-to-profound hearing loss.
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip: This version of the BTE is smaller and lighter than the standard BTE. It is recommended for moderate to severe hearing loss.
- Receiver in the ear (RITE): RITE hearing aids offer a smaller behind the ear electronics package because the sound receiver is in the ear canal. These devices are recommended for mild-to-severe hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Batteries
At Rametta Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, we want to educate you on every aspect of your device – including the hearing aid batteries! Consider the following hearing aid battery information and use it to both power and care for your device!
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
In addition to various hearing aid styles, we also boast an extensive line-up of technology from the top manufacturers on the market. Our hearing aid manufacturers and products include:
This company features the Opn BTE hearing aid for crystal-clear sound that helps wearers more easily understand normal conversation. Opn is popular in RITE and miniRITE hearing aid styles and are rechargeable. The company also offers tinnitus SoundSupport, a sound producer that helps overcome tinnitus for some patients.
ReSound ONE delivers easier-to-follow conversations with All Access Directionality. With access to all the sounds around you, you are in charge of which sounds you want to focus on - not your hearing aids. In addition, ReSound ONE introduces Ultra Focus. Like an individual beam of sound, it lets you decide when to minimizing background noise to focus on the speech directly in front of you – even in the toughest environments.
The Insio NX small ITE hearing aid is Bluetooth-enabled for direct connection to smartphones. The Styletto is a stylish BTE device that includes all the features needed for an active lifestyle.
The Starkey company offers most types of devices available today. Very popular is the smartphone-enabled hearing aid, which connects to your phone. This Bluetooth technology is one of the important innovations that electronics miniaturization has enabled.
Widex specializes in rechargeable devices like Evoke. A “smart” hearing aid, Evoke differentiates high-pitched sounds and modulates them to be heard on a lower scale. The Widex is an ITE device with the power of larger models.
Contact the audiologist at Rametta Audiology to learn more about your hearing aid options and which device can help you live a better life!