We carry a wide range of hearing instrument technologies, developed by the world’s most advanced manufacturers. This diversity enables us to prescribe the best hearing instrument based on each individual’s needs and budget.
A hearing aid is a miniature battery powered electronic system which amplifies sound. Its key components are:
- A microphone to pick up sounds and convert them into electrical signal;
- An amplifier to increase the strength of the electrical signal;
- A miniature loudspeaker called “receiver” to convert electrical signal back into sounds;
Sits on top of the ear and requires an earmold
Fits completely in the external ear canal
Fits down into the ear canal and a smaller portion is out into the outer ear
Fits into the ear canal and fills the whole outer ear
Similar to the BTE style because the amplifier and electronics sit on top of the ear. However, these hearing aids are much smaller, have an ultra slim tubing that brings the sounds to the ear and have a small flexible tip that sits in the ear canal. The small tip in the ear results in an open fit without 'plugging' the ears.
RIC hearing aids look similar to the Open Fit; however, in the RIC style the receiver is placed in the ear canal and not housed in the hearing aid case. As a result, the hearing aid is much smaller and discreet.
Invisible Hearing Aids
Lyric hearing aids can be placed deep into the ear canal by an approved Lyric trained provider and worn 24/7 for up to 3 months at a time. The result is an invisible and very discreet look.
This type of amplification is recommended for the person who has an unaidable hearing loss in one ear and normal hearing or aidable hearing loss in the other ear. There are two types of systems:
Wired CROS/BICROS system: the signal from the unaidable ear is transmitted to the better ear via a cord.
Wireless CROS/BICROS system: the signal from the unaidable ear is transmitted wirelessly, in real time, from the transmitter to the receiver instrument in the better ear. The beauty of this technology is that there is no need for any additional internal or external components.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Remote controls and Bluetooth devices
Personal FM Systems
A personal FM system consists of a transmitter and one or two micro radio receivers. The transmitter is worn by the main speaker, while the receivers are worn by the listener. Depending on individual needs, a personal FM system can be worn with hearing aids or without (e.g., micro MLxi vs. iSense micro). A personal FM system improves listening abilities in noisy environments and over large distances, for both hearing impaired and normal hearing individuals. These systems are effectively used in: classrooms, churches and lecture halls.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices help individuals hear in many difficult listening situations, including hearing on the telephone, watching television, listening to music and noisy and reverberating environments.Show products
Connectivity Systems for use with Hearing Aids
Bluetooth systems for use with telephone, music/iPod, and computers
(e.g. M-DEX, iCom, Streamer, etc.)
TV listening options (e.g. TVLink, ConnectLine TV, TVDex)
Wireless communication systems for enhanced listening in noisy environments
(e.g. ConnectLine microphone)
Connectivity Systems for use without Hearing Aids
TV listening systems
Custom Earmolds for Hearing Aids
A custom earmold is an ear piece shaped to the individual’s ear that couples the amplified sound produced by a hearing aid to the ear canal. A custom earmold requires an ear impression. The audiologist will take the impression of the ear and send it to an earmold manufacturer to be cast into a custom earmold.
There are different styles of earmolds (shell, half-shell, skeleton, semi-skeleton, canal) and different materials are used (acrylic, medical silicone) depending on the degree of hearing loss, shape of the ear canal and concha.
The earmold is an essential part of the hearing aid fitting as it prevents acoustic feedback. A replacement of the earmold is necessary when the earmold and its tubing turn yellowish and stiff.
Custom Hearing Protection
These include ear defenders and musician earmolds.
Specialty Custom Earmolds
We provide sleeper molds, swim molds, communication molds (for radio transmitters, cellphones) and earpieces for stethoscopes.
Hearing aid batteries are available in the following sizes: 10, 312, 13 and 675.
Please keep away from children and pets.
To learn more please contact us.