The audiology staff at Northeast Georgia ENT are trusted providers in all types of hearing aids. Our audiologists will meticulously fit each patient with the appropriate hearing aids for their specific hearing deficits. Some common types of hearing aids include:
Traditional BTE: The main part of the hearing aid sits behind the ear as sound travels into the ear canal, through a plastic tube that is connected to a molded piece of plastic that fits inside the ear. This type of hearing aid is ideal for those with mild to profound hearing loss.
Open Fit or Receiver in the Canal (RIC): This type of hearing aid is similar to the BTE, but uses a smaller tube to transfer sound into the ear. This style is currently our most popular and is preferred by many because of cosmetics, comfort, and more natural sound quality for most sounds, inclduing the patient’s own voice.
Full shell ITE (ITE): This hearing aid type fits completely in the outer ear. Some ITEs have certain features built in such as the ability to work with telephone amplifiers.
In-the-Canal (ITC): This hearing aid was developed to fit inside a person’s ear canal. Many choose this particular hearing aid type because it is difficult for others to see it. ITC is ideal for those with mild or moderate hearing loss.
Completely-in-Canal (CIC): This is a very popular hearing aid type by many because it is virtually unseen by others. This hearing aid fits completely inside the ear canal.
Choosing between the different types of hearing aids can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to seek medical assistance. Our audiologists will provide extensive counseling on types of hearing aids, how to use and care for your hearing aids and their warranty information. If you are experiencing hearing loss, you may be in need of a hearing aid. Contact Northeast Georgia ENT today to schedule an appointment.