Advancements In Hearing Aid Technology
Many people have a negative bias against hearing aids because they imagine them as bulky, uncomfortable, or difficult to use. However, hearing aid technology has vastly improved in recent years. Hearing aid technology changes and evolves as quickly as the latest cell phone software. There are constant advancements being made to ensure that every client has the option to improve their hearing and overall quality of life.
At HearSay, we take pride in treating each client individually and finding the best hearing device for your unique needs. We understand our clients have different lifestyles and can provide a variety of options to improve your hearing. Our Audiologists have over 15 years of experience doing diagnostic evaluations, prescriptions, programming, and fittings of hearing aids. We take the time to counsel every client and their family, so we can answer their questions and concerns regarding your hearing health.
Types Of Hearing Aids
Invisible in the canal
Sit invisibly inside the ear canal, or past the second bend. They’re designed to assist mild to moderate hearing loss. They are the smallest and least visible style of hearing aid available, making them the most cosmetically-appealing choice.
Completely in the canal
Fit deeply within the ear canal, and are designed for mild to moderate hearing loss.
In the canal
Sit in the lower portion of the outer ear and are suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss. They are comfortable, easy-to-use, and have a long battery life.
In the ear
Sit in the centre of the outer ear. While larger in size, they possess the maximum number of controls and features. They’re recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.
Receiver in canal
Fitted behind the outer ear, these have a thin wire with a speaker that is incorporated into the ear tip, rather than into the device’s main body. They’re suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. Rechargeable option available.
Mini behind the ear
Similar to the receiver in canal style, these have a thin tubing that directs sound into the ear canal. This result in a more natural feeling, as airflow and sound comfortably enter the ear. They’re best for mild to moderate high-frequency hearing loss.
Behind-the-ear with earmold
Their longer shape follows the contours of the outer ear, and they can host a variety of additional features, such as volume control and a program button. They’re recommended for mild to profound hearing loss.
Which Style Is Right For Me?
Your Audiologist will help you determine the best hearing aid for your needs by considering the following:
- Severity of your hearing loss
- Manual and visual abilities
- Cosmetic preferences
- Skin sensitivity
- Physical or medical considerations
Rechargeable hearing aids
Rechargeable hearing aids are a convenient option on some styles of hearing aids which replace the need for buying costly, disposable hearing aid batteries. Not only can you recharge the same batteries for 3 years, but it saves the environment and offers 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. Unlike other types of batteries, rechargeable hearing aid batteries cannot be overcharged and constant charging will not drain the battery or shorten the battery life.
Discover How Hearing Aids Can Breakdown Barriers And Enhance Your Wellbeing
Contact us to schedule your free consultation. Our specialized and highly-qualified team will determine if a hearing aid is right for you. There’s no need for a referral and there are no wait times – we’ll fit you in as soon as possible.
Hearing aids can cost several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on your requirements and the model. They’re often covered by extended benefit plans. Feel free to ask us for more information or talk to your benefit provider. For more information about government’s Assisted Device Program, which offers grants to help cover the cost of hearing aids, visit our Affordability page.
HearSay offers a 60 to 90-day trial period for all our hearing devices. Our Audiologist will work with you to customize and program your hearing aid to fit your needs, based on your lifestyle, daily activity, and social interactions. We’re here to help.
Our Hearing Aid Brands
We offer hearing aids from all major hearing aid brands, including: