When it comes to treating problems of the auditory system, it’s important to find the right product to fit your needs. Whether you’re looking for hearing aids or high-quality hearing protection, Ears4U has the technology you need.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Did you know there are many different styles of hearing aids? While all styles serve the same purpose – helping individuals hear more clearly – each is suitable for different types and degrees of hearing loss. Furthermore, different styles are more suitable for different lifestyles, capabilities and budgets. At Ears4U, our audiologists work directly with their patients to recommend a style of hearing aids that suits their hearing loss needs, budgetary constraints and lifestyle choices. Types of hearing aids we offer include:
- In-the-ear (ITE) or full shell: ITE hearing aids sit comfortable in the outside of your ear. ITE hearing aids fill up the entire bowl of the ear. Because they are larger, they provide more amplification power. As such, ITE devices are suitable for individuals with mild-to-severe hearing loss.
- Invisible-in-canal (IIC): IIC hearing aids are custom-made to fit the wearer’s ear canal. These are inserted deeper into the ear than other styles. As such, they are often thought to be more ‘invisible’ when worn. IIC hearing aids are suitable for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
- Completely-in-canal (CIC): Just like invisible-in-canal hearing aids, CIC devices are custom-made. CIC hearing aids sit entirely inside the ear canal, save for a small plastic grip/handle. That handle enables the user to insert and remove the hearing aid easily. Good candidates for CIC hearing aids are those who have mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
- In-the-canal (ITC): ITC devices fit inside the ear canal. Unlike IIC or CIC hearing aids, ITC devices are not considered ‘invisible;’ instead, a small portion of these custom-made devices is visible in the outer ear. Individuals with mild to mildly severe hearing loss are good candidates for ITC devices.
- Behind-the-ear (BTE): Behind-the-ear hearing aids are the most common type of hearing aid. BTE devices are also custom-made and are easily inserted into the ear canal.
- BTE with earmolds: BTE hearing aids often come with earmolds. Earmolds are usually made of plastic and work to connect your ear canal to your hearing aid. BTE devices with earmolds are suitable for people with all types and degrees of hearing loss.
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip: In lieu of earmolds, some behind-the-ear devices, especially smaller ones, are served by a thin tube and tip. The tube and tip work like the earmold, connecting the ear canal to the hearing aid, but are lighter weight and much more discreet than BTE devices with earmolds. Mini BTE hearing aids are typically suitable for individuals with mild hearing loss.
- Receiver-in-canal (RIC): RIC devices are nearly invisible when worn. With RIC hearing aids, the receiver, or speaker, sits inside the ear canal for a comfortable and open fit. Individuals suffering from mild to moderate hearing loss are good candidates for RIC devices.
The only way to help prevent hearing loss is to protect your ears and hearing before it is too late. The Ears4U audiology team is trained to help those who want to protect their current level of hearing by providing and recommending a suite of hearing protection products. The products we offer are suitable for all needs, whether you’re a music maker, concert attendee or anything in between. Whatever your need, we offer myriad manufacturers and products that will suit your budget, lifestyle and desire to protect your hearing
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Compassion drives the products and people behind Oticon. Oticon hearing aid solutions are designed to help you communicate, interact and participate fully in life.
Whatever your hearing loss needs, Phonak offers the perfect solution. Phonak is a leader in technology, providing hearing aids that can be worn 24/7 as well as devices that pair with wireless accessories.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
For those individuals who have a hard time changing batteries, Ears4U offers rechargeable hearing products. From hearing aids to assistive listening devices, those suffering from hearing loss can choose to eliminate the hassle of batteries.
ReSound’s ecosystem of hearing aids, wireless accessories and apps helps those suffering from hearing loss enjoy their life, the way they want to live it. All hearing aids and accessories are available for myriad types and degrees of hearing loss as well as lifestyle choices.
For the smallest and most natural ready-to-wear hearing aid, Signia (formerly known as Siemens) products provide a lower cost, less noticeable device for those suffering from hearing loss.
Sonic Innovations hearing aids and accessories provide the technology, features and styles to fit your likes and your lifestyle.
Starkey Hearing Aids are an industry standard, providing an array of devices to help individuals with all types and degrees of hearing loss. With accompanying accessories and an edge in technology, Starkey is one of the more popular and well trusted brands available.
With proprietary technology, Unitron provides varying levels of hearing aids to help those with all types and degrees of hearing loss.
At Widex, we combine years of understanding with a natural curiosity in finding solutions to individual hearing loss. Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.