Behind-the-ear hearing aid (BTE)
Completely-in-the-canal hearing aid (CIC)
In-the-ear hearing aid (ITE)
Many people are reluctant to use hearing aids and don’t understand that hearing aid technology is always improving. Some are concerned about appearance. Others associate them with a stereotype of aging. Some people doubt their effectiveness. What people need to know is that hearing aids have become much more sophisticated and effective, and are more appealing in design.
Hearing aids vary in their sophistication, complexity, and style. What many patients do not realize, however, is that achieving maximum benefits rests heavily on the clinical expertise of the prescriber. The difference between a good and optimal outcome frequently depends on an audiologist’s in-depth understanding of the human auditory system.
Steps to Assurance
Who should you see for hearing aids?
If you suspect you have a hearing loss and may need hearing aids, make sure you see a Doctor of Audiology. Most people with hearing loss can benefit greatly from hearing aids. However, today’s hearing aids are much more complex than in the past and they require extensive knowledge to prescribe them accurately.
An Audiologist will advise you if hearing aids are recommended for your hearing loss and has the advanced education needed to prescribe and fit today’s high technology hearing instruments with the precision these devices require.
For your hearing aid needs, contact Brampton Audiology.