discreet invisible hearing aids
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Hearing loss can have a profound effect on your physical, cognitive, and mental health. Hearing loss is a real problem, especially for older adults. In fact, almost 20 million people in the United States currently use hearing aids.

How do Hearing Aids Work?

Typical hearing aids will have a pair of microphones to pick up sounds, onboard processors that customize the sound to match your hearing loss, and speakers that play the amplified sounds. There are several different types of hearing aids, with the main differences being where they sit in or on the ear.

Types of Hearing Aids

There are basically 4 types of hearing aids:
  • Behind the ear (BTE) – These fit neatly behind the ear, and the body is attached to a custom ear mold or thin tubing.
  • In the ear (ITE) – This type fills either your entire ear or just a portion of it.
  • Receiver in the ear (RITE) – These are similar to the behind the ear models. A thin receiver wire extends from the body of the hearing aid over the outer ear and into the ear canal.
  • In the canal (ITC) – These are sometimes called invisible hearing aids. They fit deeply inside the ear canal and are hardly visible to others. This makes them one of the most popular varieties.

Invisible Hearing Aids

Invisible Hearing Aids have several advantages over the other types:
  • Smaller, more discreet style
  • Less likely to pick up wind noise
  • More natural sound experience
  • No external tubes or wires
  • Custom fitted for a more comfortable experience
Invisible hearing aids aren’t for everyone though, and have some disadvantages:
  • Shorter batter life
  • Controls are harder to see and feel
  • Not suitable for all ear shapes
  • Challenging to handle for those lacking in manual dexterity
  • Not available with rechargeable batteries
When it comes to hearing aids, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. Determining the best option for your particular situation starts with a hearing test. Once that’s completed, your audiologist can recommend the type of hearing aid you will do best with.

Where to Go

At Elite Hearing Centers of America, we focus on what matters most to our patients. Using the most modern technology in testing and programming, our Hearing Aid Specialists and Doctors of Audiology are professionally trained to find the hearing aid solution that’s right for you. We carry all of the leading brands of hearing aids at some of the most affordable prices.  We pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service along with a 30 day free trial of any of our hearing aids. Add to that our 100% NO EXCUSE guarantee on all of our products.
For additional information about Elite Hearing Centers of America and the services we offer, visit our website or give us a call at 855-678-3234. We look forward to serving you!

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