Hearing Aid Options
Types of Hearing Aids Available at The Advanced Hearing Center
Basic digital hearing aids generally require the wearer to make some manual adjustments in certain listening environments, such as turning a volume control up or down, or pushing a button to change listening programs.
In contrast, a premium or more advanced hearing aid responds automatically to changes in the listener’s environment, making changes based on the signals being detected by the hearing aid itself. For the most advanced hearing aids in Queens, NY, and the Manhattan, NY, area, call The Advanced Hearing Center.
With the assistance of The Advanced Hearing Center, you will not be required to make any manual changes. As the level of technology increases in hearing aids, so does the availability of advanced features. All you have to do is work with us to determine the perfect hearing aid to suit your needs!
Hearing Aid Brands & Styles
Take a look at each of the following types of hearing aids to get a better sense of our wide selection. We’re sure to feature the right hearing aid device to enhance your quality of life.
In-the-Ear Hearing Aids (ITE)
- Invisible-in-the-Canal Hearing Aids (IIC) - Designed for mild to moderate hearing loss, these hearing aids sit in or past the second bend in the ear canal, rendering them invisible to virtually all observers.
- Completely-in-the-Canal Hearing Aids (CIC) - Nearly invisible when worn, CIC hearing aids fit entirely within the ear canal. They’re best for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss.
- In-the-Canal Hearing Aids (ITC) - These hearing aids are larger and more visible than CIC hearing aids, but they also support more advanced features like longer battery life and directional microphones. They are best for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss.
- Full Shell or In-the-Ear Hearing Aids (ITE) - The most versatile and advanced hearing aids, full shell hearing aids sit in the outer ear bowl. While they are easily visible, they more than make up for it with advanced features like directional microphones and larger battery sizes. They can also fit larger receivers, making them suitable for patients with mild to severe hearing loss.
Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids (BTE)
- Mini BTE (with slim tube and tip) - These are some of the more discreet BTE hearing aids. The aid hides behind the outer ear, while a thin tube connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal and feeds amplified sound to the ear. The result is a natural feeling with excellent amplification for mild to moderate high-frequency loss.
- Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) - While this style looks similar to the mini BTE, there are some important differences. The RITE hearing aid incorporates the speaker into the ear tip rather than the main body of the instrument. This makes them effective even for patients with severe hearing loss.
- BTE with earmolds - This style suits patients with mild to profound hearing loss. Because they are larger, they can include features like a program button and volume control. How discreet they are depends on many factors, including the patient’s hairstyle as well as the earmold color and style. Some patients opt for the most discreet styles possible, while others go all out with bold designs such as leopard print and chrome.
We proudly offer the latest hearing aid options from major brands including:
Schedule your appointment today to see which brand our team recommends for your hearing needs.