Hearing aids have evolved a lot in the past 20 years! Hearing aids now are precisely engineered for various levels of hearing loss, producing better sound quality and becoming smaller and more discreet. You may not even be aware that your friends are wearing today’s hearing aids because they are designed for comfortable and almost invisible wear. At Hudson’s Bay Hearing Aid Centre, our registered hearing aid practitioners can help you find the hearing aid that works best for you.
If you’ve worn hearing aids previously and found them frustrating due to the level of background noise and feedback, come in and see – and hear – how much better our new hearing aids are. Our digital hearing aids filter out general noise in the environment and let you focus on the sounds and voices you want to hear. We can help you enjoy life to the fullest, whether you are listening for birds on a nature trail, watching a movie at the theatre or getting together with friends at a restaurant.
Hearing aids come in two types: Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models and In-the-Ear (ITE) models. BTE hearing aids are the most familiar kind of hearing aid, although you may not be familiar with the newer smaller versions now available. ITE hearing aids are custom made to mold comfortably to the shape of your ear.
BEHIND-THE-EAR HEARING AIDS
BTE hearing aids can be helpful to people to a majority of people with hearing loss, ranging from mild to severe. These hearing aids have three components: the receiver, which is tucked almost invisibly behind your ear, and is connected by a thin, transparent tube or wire that transmits the sound to the part that sits in the ear canal.
This latest, most popular style of BTE is suited to many types of hearing loss is much smaller than standard models, barely noticeable. They are the most comfortable style of hearing aid because:
IN-THE-EAR HEARING AIDS
Because these hearing aids are worn in the ear without a piece behind the ear, in-the-ear hearing aids are even less visible than behind the ear hearing aids. Since they are custom made and fitted precisely to the contours of your ear, ITE hearing aids can be helpful to people with hearing loss ranging from mild to profound. There are several kinds of ITE hearing aids including:
Traditional in-the-ear hearing aids
They are often the choice of people who engage in strenuous physical activity since they are custom made to stay put even when the wearer is engaged in strenuous physical activity. These are available in half-shell and whole-shell designs and your hearing aid practitioner can help you find the most comfortable and effective model for you.
These hearing aids are placed within your ear canal itself to give you enhanced sound quality and to minimize feedback. These hearing aids will be practically invisible to anyone but you.
These hearing aids are placed further into the ear canal than CICs. These hearing aids can also be adapted to people with various levels of hearing loss. A delicate pin is used to place IICs accurately and remove them easily.
Contact Us for an Appointment Today
For more than 30 years, Hudson’s Bay Hearing Aid Centre has provided hearing care to Edmonton and St. Albert residents. As a family owned and operated business, we offer you personalized care and hearing assessments and will help you find the most effective and comfortable hearing aid for you.
Call us today to schedule your free hearing test, or for more information about our digital hearing aids in Edmonton. Reach us at our Edmonton offices at Kingsway Mall 780-477-2907, or Southgate Centre 780-437-1925. To reach our St. Albert location, call us at 780-460-0125.