By Broward Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy
December 22, 2016
Category: ENT
Tags: Hearing Loss   Hearing Aids  

Find out what style of hearing aid might work best for your hearing needs.

No two people’s hearing loss is the same. This means that not all hearing aids will work the same way for everyone. This is why it’s so hearing aidimportant to visit our Pembroke Pines, FL otolaryngologists serving the Hollywood, FL area, Dr. Craig Shapiro and Dr. Sina Joorabchi, and our audiologist, Dr. Shonda Bailey (who will be happy to perform your hearing evaluation beforehand), to help you determine which hearing aid will best fit your goals, preferences and lifestyle.

There are so many different kinds of hearing aid styles out there including,

  • Behind-the-ear and “mini” behind-the-ear (BTE)
  • In-the-ear (ITE)
  • In-the-canal (ITC)
  • Completely-in-canal (CIC)

Since not all hearing aids are designed to work the same way, this is why it’s so important that you visit one of our Holleywood area ENT doctors to help you determine which hearing aid is the right one for you. There are two main types of electronics involved in hearing aids: analog and digital. While both can be used in a variety of different hearing aid styles, digital hearing aids often make it easier for our audiologist in Pembroke Pines to program and adjust the hearing aid to fit your specific needs and certain environments (e.g. noisy settings).

What type of hearing aid is right for me?

A lot will depend on the kind and severity of your hearing loss. If you are dealing with hearing loss in both ears, then you will most likely need two hearing aids to help you better understand those around you and to know the location of sounds.

One factor that a lot of patients consider when shopping for a hearing aid is the price. The kind of unique styles, features and preferences will affect the cost. Of course, price shouldn’t be the only determining factor, but there are some styles that will suit your needs better and make it easier to hear. They may be less expensive or they may be more, but how well you are able to hear with a specific style of hearing aid is really the most important.

Do you have questions about hearing aid styles? Ready to find out which one is right for you? Then call Broward Center for Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy in Pembroke Pines, FL and serving the Hollywood, FL area, to learn more.