Hearing aids come in a variety of styles and sizes.
A hearing aid is not a simple sound amplifier. Instead, it is a complex medical device with technology that can be programmed by an audiologist to meet your hearing needs. While hearing aids do not restore your hearing to “normal,” they can improve your hearing and listening abilities, reducing embarrassment, social stress, tension and fatigue. If you have a hearing loss, a licensed audiologist can determine the best type and model of hearing aid that is appropriate for your lifestyle and hearing needs.
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. The hearing aid wearer is not required to make any manual changes. As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so do the availability of advanced features.
Hearing Aid Types
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. Your Audiologist will recommend the style of hearing aid that is most appropriate for you based on your hearing loss type and severity, ear anatomy, lifestyle and dexterity.
The Hearing Center at Eye Consultants of Atlanta offers various hearing aid styles, including: