When Was The Last Time That You Had Your Hearing Tested?
The truth is, you probably don’t want to buy hearing aids – but with 1 in 8 Americans having some form of a hearing loss and predictions for hearing loss to become increasingly worse due to modern day noise exposure, hearing aids are a critical part of caring for a hearing loss.
The good news is that the clunky, large hearing devices that you may remember your grandparents wearing are now a thing of the past – the latest hearing technology is incredibly powerful, discreet, and, in some cases, even invisible.
In fact, you will likely have friends or associates that wear hearing aids that you have never noticed.
At Audicles, we understand that hearing aids don’t deliver what you require unless they come with a tailored care plan to care for your hearing health.
With our doctors of audiology and “Unique Promise of Guaranteed Service” – you can be confident knowing that you’re receiving hearing healthcare by a team of San Antonio’s leading audiologists, your investment is protected with the lowest price guarantee, and that you’ll receive a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee with every purchase.
If you have a question about hearing aids, want to understand the right hearing technology for you, or would like to schedule a demonstration to try a selection of our leading hearing technology for yourself, then call us at 210-820-0525.
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Different Styles of Hearing Aids
Invisible In The Canal (IIC)
IIC instruments are the smallest custom style on the market today. They rest invisibly in or just beyond the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for those with mild to moderate hearing losses in mind.
CIC instruments are custom styled and fit deeply and completely inside the ear canal. They are suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses. As they’re nearly invisible when worn, many people find them cosmetically appealing.
ITC instruments are placed in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl and they are comfortable and easy to use. Due to their larger size, they have a longer battery life and are capable of additional features, such as directional microphones – quite useful for better understanding in loud environments – and volume controls. They are a good fit for mild to moderate hearing losses.
Full shell models are placed flush within the outer ear bowl. Their larger size means a maximum number of controls and features including directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the device. They use a larger battery than smaller hearing aids and can manage a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their range of options, they’re highly recommended for mild to severe hearing losses.
The RIC models are like mini BTEs and look quite similar to them when worn. Their speaker is incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main unit of the device. RICs are good for mild to severe hearing losses.
BTE With Earmold
BTEs with earmolds suit wearers with mild to profound hearing losses. They come in a longer shape, which follows the contour behind the outer ear. They have a variety of features, including a program button and volume control. The earmold and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, will determine how they will look on each individual.
Request a Hearing Aid Demonstration
You wouldn’t be expected to invest in a car without seeing it, test-driving it and feeling what it’s like behind the wheel.
It’s the same with hearing aids.
That’s why our patients always find that a hearing aid demonstration is the best first step when considering investing in hearing technology.
Based on your budget, circumstances, and lifestyle – we’ll be able to make a selection of recommendations, allowing you to try them and experience them for yourself.