Hearing aids today are smaller and more powerful than ever. Some models can wirelessly stream audio to your devices directly from your cell phone or television while others use Artificial Intelligence to continually improve your hearing experience. Choosing the proper model and features can seem overwhelming. The hearing professionals at Gateway Hearing Solutions will help you choose the right model after considering your:
- Hearing amplification needs
- Dexterity and visual acuity
- Cosmetic concerns
Styles of Hearing Aids
Based on your needs, our professionals will recommend styles and features that will be most beneficial to your specific needs. These styles can be work in the ear, in the canal or behind the ear, and have several subcategories to help you find the right device.
In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids
Devices worn in the ear or canal come in different styles that are appropriate for mild-to-moderate hearing loss. These custom-fit devices are made from an impression of your ear for the very best fit. They include:
- Invisible in canal (IIC)
- Completely in canal (CIC)
- In the canal (ITC)
- Full-shell in the ear (ITE)
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids
BTE devices also come in different sizes with additional controls and features. A portion of the hearing aid sits behind your ear and the other portion sits in your ear. Both portions are connected by a slim tube. They can be almost invisible or worn in a variety of colors as a fashion statement. BTE hearing aids fall into three designs:
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip
- Receiver in canal (RIC)
- BTE with earmold
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Because Gateway Hearing does not represent only one manufacturer, you have the ability to select your hearing aids from the most popular and reliable brands.
From profound to mild hearing loss, Phonak makes a hearing aid for you. Hear effortlessly and improve your understanding of speech with Phonak patented technology. Wireless accessories make your life easier.
ReSound technology lets you adjust your hearing aids with a touch of your cell phone. Rechargeable and replaceable battery options fit your personal lifestyle. Incredibly comfortable with exceptional clarity for easy all-day wear.
Signia offers such features as rechargeable batteries, Bluetooth connectivity, and cell phone apps. Hear conversation effortlessly and enjoy music fully with their state-of-the-art technology.
Take the world’s smallest rechargeable hearing aid, add discreet and sleek styling and maximum power and you get the Unitron line of hearing aids. Pick from behind the ear and in the ear styles that make conversation clearer and provide natural sound quality.