Hearing Aid Overview

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Hearing aids are sophisticated devices designed to amplify and improve sound perception for individuals with hearing loss. They come in various styles and feature sets, catering to a wide range of hearing needs and preferences. At first glance, the options can seem overwhelming.  We work with each patient to identify your lifestyle and budget needs to determine which options are best suited for your unique needs.
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Types of Hearing Aids

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Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

BTE hearing aids rest comfortably behind the ear and are connected to a custom earpiece or earmold via a thin tube. They offer powerful amplification and are suitable for a variety of hearing loss levels.
Pair of black Phonak ITE hearing aids

In-the-Ear (ITE)
Hearing Aids

ITE hearing aids are custom-made to fit within the external ear. They are discreet, easy to handle, and can accommodate features like volume control and directional microphones.
RIC Hearing Aid Vivante

Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)
Hearing Aids

RIC hearing aids consist of a small casing behind the ear and a receiver placed inside the ear canal. This design allows for a more natural sound experience and improved comfort.
Phonak ITC hearing aid

In-the-Canal (ITC)
Hearing Aids

ITC hearing aids are custom-molded to fit partially within the ear canal. They strike a balance between discreteness and functionality, offering features like wireless connectivity.
Phonak CIC hearing aid

Completely-in-Canal (CIC)
Hearing Aids

CIC hearing aids are the smallest and most discreet option, fitting completely within the ear canal. Their inconspicuous design appeals to those seeking minimal visibility.

Hearing Aid Features

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  • Noise Reduction Technology

    Advanced noise reduction technology helps filter out unwanted background sounds, enabling clearer speech comprehension in noisy environments.

  • Directional Microphones

    Directional microphones focus on sounds coming from a specific direction, enhancing speech understanding while reducing distractions from surrounding noise.

  • Feedback Suppression

    Feedback suppression technology eliminates the annoying whistling or feedback sounds that can occur when a hearing aid is placed too close to an object.

  • Bluetooth Connectivity

    Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can connect wirelessly to smartphones, allowing you to stream phone calls, music, and other audio directly to your hearing aids.

Pair of Phonak hearing aids in charger
  • Rechargeable Batteries

    Rechargeable hearing aids offer convenience by eliminating the need for frequent battery replacements. A single charge can power your device for a full day.

  • Telecoil (T-Coil) Compatibility

    Telecoil technology enhances communication in public spaces equipped with hearing loop systems, transmitting audio directly to your hearing aids.

  • Environmental Adaptation

    Modern hearing aids can adapt to different listening environments, automatically adjusting settings to optimize your hearing experience indoors and outdoors.

  • Smartphone Apps and Control

    Many hearing aids come with dedicated smartphone apps, enabling you to adjust settings, personalize your listening experience, and even locate lost devices.

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Choosing the Right Hearing Aid

Choosing the right hearing aid involves considering factors such as your hearing loss severity, lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. Consulting a hearing care professional will help you make an informed decision.
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Caring for Your Hearing Aid

Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your hearing aids. Regular cleaning, storing in a dry place, and scheduling professional check-ups contribute to their reliability.

We hope this guide provides valuable insights into the world of hearing aids and empowers you to embark on a journey toward improved hearing health. For personalized recommendations and professional guidance, schedule a free, no obligation consultation today via phone or in person.  

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What Our Clients Say

Ted Leisenring
Ted Leisenring
2023-09-12
Kate does a great job explaining different hearing aid options and then follows up with great service to make sure you get what you need. You can get any type manufacturer you want with Hear For You.
Scott Henry
Scott Henry
2023-09-10
I have had nothing but positive experiences with Hear for You. Very professional and great support.
Tony Rentschler
Tony Rentschler
2023-09-08
I’ve loved working with Kate for many years. She’s just the best. Knows hearing aids and hearing through and through. If you go to see her you won’t be disappointed.
PJ Winterhalter
PJ Winterhalter
2023-09-07
Kate was just wonderful. She carefully reviewed my best options for hearing aids and worked to find what make and model would help me the most. She was very considerate on cost. I would recommend her time and time again. Just a great experience.
Amedeo Piccioni
Amedeo Piccioni
2023-08-30
Kate is great to work with. She is very knowledgeable. She explains options, products and service very clearly and with out the hype. She diagnosed a recent problem I had quickly and fixed it on the spot. My experience with Hear for You is so much better than my last hearing aid provider. I have recommended Kate to friends and will continue to do so. I am a happy hearing aid user for the first time.
sailor0234
sailor0234
2023-08-19
Extremely kind and considerate of a person's needs. I highly recommend them.
Lloyd Hope
Lloyd Hope
2023-08-18
Kate Marnell is an excellent audiologist! She is professional, caring, upbeat, and a delight to talk to.
Carol Grady
Carol Grady
2022-09-06
Kate is an amazing person! She ALWAYS makes time for me. So knowledgeable and helpful!