Hearing Aid Technology and Styles

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Over the past few years, hearing aid technology has seen significant improvement. Whether you are buying a hearing device for the first time or updating your our-of-date instrument, modern hearing aids provide advanced solutions and bring new options and features to those suffering from hearing loss. These are not your father’s hearing aids.


Sound digitizing uses special technology to manipulate and enhance sounds before they reach your brain. Modern digital hearing aids perform an array of functions such as filtering background noise, separating speech from noise, and eliminating annoying buzzing or whistling sounds. They can even automatically adjust to your changing listening environment, switching from music or TV listening to conversation without your even noticing. When an impulse noise strikes, such as breaking glass, they can soften the sound.


Wireless technology has introduced a world of features to today’s hearing aids. It allows hearing devices to be connected to TVs, smartphones, and iPads. What’s more, wireless technology allows your hearing aids to function together as one system and make automatic adjustments, often through your smartphone. As a result, you no longer need to adjust each hearing aid device manually.


With “invisible” hearing aids, you won’t feel disconnected from your friends and family. Because hearing aid devices are very inconspicuous today, you no longer have to hide your hearing instruments. Advancements in their micro-technology make them almost invisible. Forget you have a disability with the superb hearing accessories Hearing on Call provides.


CROS hearing aids are an ideal option for those who have unilateral hearing loss. People looking for a smart solution to single-sided hearing will appreciate wireless CROS technology. Wondering how it works? It takes sounds from the side of your head with the deaf ear and wirelessly sends them over to the better ear. Today, it doesn’t matter where someone sits or stands in relation to your better ear — CROS technology covers it all.

Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids, sometimes called receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids, can be worn with confidence by people of all ages and with any degree of hearing loss. The bulk of the hearing aid sits tucked behind the ear with only a thin wire visible going over the top of your ear into the tiny speaker that is hidden inside the ear. RIC hearing aids are the most versatile and offer numerous special features, such as smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, and availability in battery and rechargeable options. Some RIC’s can even be adjusted remotely, alleviating the need to come into the office for a simple adjustment.

In-the-Ear (ITE)

This small hearing aid style is suitable for users with mild to severe hearing loss. Typically, the ITE instruments are individually manufactured for every client based on your hearing needs and the results of your hearing test. With ITE hearing aids, you can enjoy conversation in any environment, including entertainment centers and busy restaurants. Moreover, wind noise won’t ever bother you again. However, you can experience difficulties while putting in and taking out this device. Other cons include short battery life and less durability.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

These durable and powerful instruments are used for all degrees of hearing impairment, from mild to profound. They feature a long battery life and provide excellent understanding of speech in the noisiest environments, including Formula One racetracks and symphony orchestra concerts. Those who are seeking a more discreet device might be disappointed since BTEs are larger and slightly more uncomfortable than other styles of hearing aids.


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