Hearing aids come in two styles with variations within the two styles. Custom or in-the-ear hearing aids are built to fit the individual’s ear exclusively and range in sizes form nearly invisible to full shell. The other style is behind-the-ear which comes in many more forms today than ever before. Miniature models with thin tubes or wires that direct sound to the ear canal are often referred to as open canal hearing aids and are the most popular model of behind -the-ear models. Both types of hearing aids have advantages and all of these are discussed in great detail by our professionals as they apply to the individual’s hearing loss needs, preferences and lifestyle.
When considering hearing aids and the investment it requires, it is extremely important to get the best performing devices possible for your investment and this cannot be achieved by purchasing devices via internet sites or over the counter. Hearing aids are extremely complex devices which require an audiogram and a professional with vast experience to achieve the best performance possible. Therefore, the relationship you have with your hearing care professional is tantamount to success. Hearing aids purchased online or through mail order results in only a financial transaction between you and some out-of-state entity, nothing more than a financial transaction. If purchasing a hearing aid requires you to pay one source and seek another source to fit and adjust the device, you will find a greater financial cost, much more time invested and overall reduced satisfaction.