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The audiology staff at Olympic Hearing Center offers advanced digital technology. We'll help you choose the best device for your needs and lifestyle.

Hearing aid technologies continue to evolve, and the options available now are smaller and more adaptable than the cutting-edge technologies of just a few years ago.

 

 

Types

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Canal Receiver Technology (CRT)
These hearing aids are similar to BTE styles, but the receiver is in the ear rather than behind it. Some patients find that this gives them a more natural sound. They're best suited for mild-to-moderate hearing loss, as they do not have the power of BTE units.

 

 

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Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
units are the smallest hearing aids available. They're virtually invisible in the ear and fit close to the eardrum. Their deep position eliminates wind noise, and the sound is very natural because there's nothing in the outer ear. They're more expensive than other styles and require more maintenance because of their deep position in the ear. Excellent finger dexterity is required for insertion and removal.

 

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Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
hearing aids are reasonably priced and longer lasting than other hearing aids. Both the receiver and amplifier are located behind the ear. They offer the widest range of power and features, and are easy to insert and remove.

 

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In-The-Ear (ITE)
hearing aids are located in the ear. Patients find them easy to operate and easy to insert, but they require regular cleaning. They're lower-cost units but they are limited and very visible because of their high position in the ear. They're also prone to feedback and wind noise.

 

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In-The-Canal (ITC)
hearing aids are smaller and fit deeper in the ear than ITE hearing aids, which makes them less visible than ITE units. They're easy to insert and operate, and many find they offer more natural sound than ITE aids. They're also less prone to wind noise and feedback.

 

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 Cochlear Implants are as the name suggests, surgically implanted. They bypass the ear altogether and stimulate the auditory nerves directly. They provide a sense of sounds to people who are profoundly deaf or who have severe hearing loss. Hearing through a cochlear implant is different from normal hearing and takes time to learn or relearn. They are most commonly used to help young children between 2 and 6 years old or adults who have lost all or most of their hearing.

 

Let the staff of Olympic Hearing Center help you find the perfect hearing aid. Call us today