New features introduced with modern hearing aids improve hearing and overall immersion. A patients experience with any device will still come down to how it is programmed and customized. So the more robust the features, the more adaptable it is for any environment. The Hearing Aid Specialists of the Carolinas remain updated with the latest technological improvements in the hearing care field.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today's hearing aids are considered sleek, compact, and innovative - offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
Various hearing aid styles we offer:
- Invisible in-the-Canal (IIC)
- Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
- In-the-Canal (ITC)
- Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE)
- Behind-the-Ear (BTE)
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip
- Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE)
- BTE with earmolds
Earmolds and earplugs provide an additional layer of protection from noise related to hobbies, jobs and general daily use. Just like hearing aids, they have custom fit options so that the product is comfortable and molded to the user’s ears. Depending on the type used, hearing protection comes with many different special features.
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
One of the features that comes recommended for modern hearing aids is Bluetooth compatibility. It wirelessly transmits sound from devices like televisions, laptops, smartphones and more. Getting a Bluetooth hearing aid is a great way to future-proof hearing protection.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids get rid of the annoyance involved with handling small batteries. Users can place their device in a small charging station and pick them up when ready. Leading brands will usually have this option available for their flagship hearing aids.
At Widex, we combine years of understanding with a natural curiosity in finding solutions to individual hearing loss. Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.
Hearing Aid Batteries
- Orange (#13) – Used for Behind-The-Ear and In-The-Ear devices. Lasts up to 240 hours on a single use.
- Brown (#312) – The smallest battery so its main purpose is for In-The-Canal and Completely-In-Canal devices. Lasts about 175 hours.
- Yellow (#10) – In-The-Canal and Completely-In-Canal devices also use yellow. This battery lasts for 80 hours before needing a replacement.
- Blue (#675) – Blue has the longest runtime of all the batteries with up to 300 hours total. It’s used in the bigger hearing aid options like Behind-The-Ear.