Prescription Hearing Aid Technology
Helping You Choose The Right Prescription Hearing Aids For You!
Although many of us have been led to believe that the hearing aid is the most important component to achieving better hearing; the truth is, it’s only part of the puzzle.
In addition to a good prescription hearing aid, working with the right provider is a crucial component. The “right provider” in one who has the right level of expertise, is resourceful, & is able to provide you with a personalized treatment plan.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution for hearing loss and fitting a prescription hearing aid. Each person has their own individual needs. You need a provider who customizes your hearing device selection and fitting your needs. Customization is possible through the providers knowledge of the hearing devices expertise with the hearing devices, and with the providers interpersonal skills to extract the information from you, as to what you need.
This is why, by partnering with Dr. Michelle, she will be able to make recommendations based on your unique circumstances, lifestyle and level of hearing loss, to help you to achieve your desired outcome.
From hearing devices designed for people with busy lifestyles that require extra support in noisy environments, to more simple amplification for those that want to better connect with their loved ones.
But before a decision can be made on what technology is right for you, your first step is to schedule a hearing assessment in Dr. Michelle’s office or via a Virtual Appointment.
This will ensure that Dr. Michelle can understand your challenges, assess your hearing and be able to make an informed recommendation based on her vast experience and expertise.
“Dr Michelle is the ultimate professional when it comes to hearing loss and hearing aids. She’ll work with you to find the right solution to your hearing loss and offers the latest technology in hearing aids at competitive prices. Her staff is helpful in scheduling appointments and other services.”
Styles of Prescription Hearing Aids
Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) – Tiny & Often Invisible
IIC hearing aids are the smallest custom style you can find in the current market. They are invisible, and rest in or just beyond the second bend of your ear canal. Invisible in Canal devices have been designed for those who have mild to moderate hearing loss.
ITC hearing aids are really easy to use and are incredibly comfortable to wear. They are placed in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl and are designed for those with a mild to moderate hearing loss. They are a little larger in size but this does come with the advantage of the device having a longer battery life, and additional features such as directional microphones and volume controls. These features are really handy for better understanding in loud environments.
CIC hearing aids fit deeply inside the ear canal, they are custom styled to the individual based on their specific needs. Through patient feedback, we find that people find these devices cosmetically appealing as they are almost invisible when worn. They are a very discreet option and suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing losses.
ITE models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Again, they are a little larger in size which brings the benefit of a maximum number of controls and features, including directional microphones, which require extra space on the outer portion of the device. They use a larger battery than the smaller hearing aids which means they can manage a larger receiver that has enough power for some severe hearing losses. They come highly recommended for people with mild to severe hearing losses.
RIC style hearing aids are a firm favorite among many audiologists due to their versatility. The models look very similar to the BTEs when worn, they are like mini versions of them. The speaker on a RIC device is incorporated into the ear tip, instead of the main unit of the hearing aid. RICs are recommended for those with mild to severe hearing losses.
BTE model hearing aids have some additional performance features which are useful for patients with a profound hearing loss. Whilst this device is not invisible, it is certainly more lightweight and streamlined that the models that came before it. The BTE’s technology is housed in the casing of the hearing aid, which sits behind the ear while the clear plastic acoustical tube sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold fitted inside the ear canal.
Over The Counter (OTC)
These pioneering hearing-enhancing earbuds have been specifically engineered with advanced medical-grade technology, to help you focus on what you want to listen to, without just turning up the volume.
The innovative design uses 4 dedicated microphones to reduce background noise and improve speech clarity, so whether you’re chatting with your partner in a busy café or catching up with friends over dinner, the sounds that matter will be crystal-clear.
Schedule A Hearing Performance Tune-Up
Regardless of where you are on your hearing journey, if you’re looking to work with a highly experienced doctor of audiology that has expertise across all types of hearing challenges, then you’re highly encouraged to schedule your consultation.
To schedule your ‘Hearing Performance Tune-Up’ – then simply complete the form on this page and your request will be sent to Dr. Michelle’s assistant to find a convenient date/time for you, or you can call Dr. Michelle at (305) 247-8227.
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