Types of Hearing Aids
Dr. Frank Brettschneider has many years of experience assessing and treating conditions of the nose, ears, and throat. Among the patients Dr. Frank Brettschneider sees are individuals with hearing loss, including those who may benefit from the use of a hearing aid.

The decision to get a hearing aid can be a difficult one, especially with so many hearing aid option available. Each type of hearing aid has unique benefits and drawbacks, and pricing differs greatly between them. Certain hearing aids work better for certain types of hearing loss, and a doctor can provide a personalized recommendation for a hearing aid style.

Hearing aids are smaller than they used to be. In fact, one type of hearing aid, known as the completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aid, fits entirely inside a person’s ear canal. This type often makes a good choice for people who want their hearing aids to stay as hidden as possible. However, earwax may affect the device’s functionality, and the batteries that CIC aids take do not last as long as some other types. This type of hearing aid also tends to lack more advanced capabilities. If a person wants the ability to modify volume, for instance, a slightly larger hearing aid that does not fit entirely in the ear may make a better choice.

In addition to hearing aids that fit partly or completely inside the ear, the more traditional hearing aid is still an option. This type, which fits behind the ear, tends to be more visible. However, the behind-the-ear hearing aids do an excellent job of amplifying sound.

Before choosing a hearing aid, it’s important to consult with a doctor or hearing professional. In addition to the CIC and traditional hearing aids, there are other styles of hearing aids which may be a better fit.
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