H.E.A.R. Services dispenses a wide variety of hearing instruments from several manufacturers. Styles and circuitry vary according to the patient’s hearing loss, life style and financial requirements.
Open Fit/Receiver-in-the-Ear: A very popular style. This hearing aid couples an open dome that fits in the ear (so as not to plug the ear canal) with advanced digital circuitry to give added clarity to speech without intense volume. This style is appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses.
Behind-The-Ear: This style fits behind the ear and is attached to an earmold that is custom-made for the ear. This style is most appropriate for moderately-severe to profound hearing losses.
In-The-Ear: This style is custom made and fills the entire outer ear. Typically, multiple listening programs with dual microphones are available in this style as well as a telephone coil. This style is most appropriate for mild to moderately-severe hearing losses.
Half Shell: This style is custom made and is designed to fill up ½ of the outer ear. Features fitting ranges available for this style are similar to the In-The-Ear but most patients find this style to be more comfortable and lighter weight than the In-The-Ear.
Canal: This style is custom made and designed to fill up the opening of the ear canal. Multiple listening programs are available. This style is most appropriate for mild to moderate hearing losses.
Completely-In-The-Canal: This is the smallest custom made hearing aid and fits deep inside the ear canal. Depending on the size of the ear canal, multiple listening programs can sometimes be added but dual microphones can not be added. This style can be fitted for mild to moderate hearing losses.
Please link to one or all of the hearing aid manufacturers that we feel offer the best for our hearing-impaired patients:
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) are often used in combination with hearing aids to enhance listening on the telephone, TV and other difficult listening environments. Our audiologists will discuss appropriate options for each individual.
Custom Ear Plugs
Custom ear plugs are used for a variety of uses. The most common function of ear plugs is to protect the ear from damage that can be caused from excessive noise. For musicians, earplugs can be made with different filters. These filters are designed to cut down on harmful loudness levels without reducing the musical quality. www.westone.com is a terrific website to view the different types of earplugs available.