Hearing Instrument Technology
Hearing instruments today rely on many properties that are designed to enhance a person's ability to understand their hearing environment, and to communicate with the people around them. While the top hearing instrument manufacturers try to develop their own unique technologies, today's technology contains basic features that are inherent in almost all hearing instruments. Whenever someone is considering purchasing hearing instruments, they should expect their instruments to contain, at minimum, the following features.
- Digital Circuitry
- Directional Microphones
- Feedback Control
- Wide Dynamic Range Compression
- Volume Control
- Wireless/Bluetooth Capability
There are also many different types and styles of hearing instruments, that come from many different manufacturers, that carry many different models, but most hearing instruments have several features that are common among the industry. With all of the choices available, it can sometimes be a daunting task of finding the right solution. The hearing specialist is a highly trained professional whose expertise lies in helping patients with the selection and fitting of the proper devices. Some of the styles that are available are:
- Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)
- Behind-the-Ear (BTE)
- In-the-Ear (ITE)
- In-the-Canal (ITC)
- Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
At all times, our goal for our clients is to help them choose what is most sensible for them, weighing the benefits provided and cost. We design our approach for flexibility in dealing with the needs of each individual. For more information on hearing loss and hearing instruments, please give our office a call and we would be happy to answer any questions or book an appointment to see one of our trained specialists.