iPhone & Android Compatible hearing aid
These hearing aids connect directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch & some Android phones through the TruLink app that could be downloaded either from the Apple app store or Play Store in Android phones. These hearing aids stream mobile phone calls and music directly to your hearing aids with pristine sound and exceptional listening clarity. TruLink also help in adjusting the volume, memories, and even customize the performance to unique situations.
Invisible Hearing Aids
If you are looking to wear a hearing aid that is 100% invisible to others, then these invisible in canal hearing aids is the best solution for you. Invisible hearing aids are custom made and are completely invisible in most ears. These hearing aids can be fitted on individuals with severe to profound hearing loss too (provided their ear canal is wide enough to accommodate high power receivers).
IICs are placed deep into the canal and provide a more natural sound quality, which makes it easier to adjust to using hearing aids. The placement of IICs may increase your ability to localize or determine where sounds are coming from.
Wireless Hearing Aids
These hearing aids are to be used along with the new and innovative Surflink mobile 2. Surflink mobile 2 is a cell phone transmitter, assistive listening device, media streamer, and hearing aid remote all rolled into one. Using Surflink mobile 2, you could stream phone calls and music directly to your hearing aids and also help in adjusting the volume, memories, and even customize the performance to unique situations. It could also be used as an external microphone to listen to the television and conversations in noisy environments.
Behind the ear (BTE)
BTE hearing aids hook over the top of your ear and rest behind the ear. The hearing aid picks up sound, amplifies it and carries the amplified sound to an ear mold that fits inside your ear canal. This type of aid is appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss and for people of all ages. These are also available in different colors and different designs.
A BTE hearing aid:
- Is the largest, most visible type of hearing aid, though some new versions are smaller, streamlined and barely visible.
- Is capable of more amplification than are other hearing aid styles
- Is capable of producing the gain upto 80dB which helps Profound hearing loss patient to hear or localize the sounds and act accordingly.
In the canal (ITC)
These are custom moulded and fit partly in the ear canal, but not as deeply as the CIC. This hearing aid can cover severe to profound hearing loss and can produce upto 71dB of gain. Hearing aids are available in different colors which cosmetically suit the skin color of the patient and thus are less visible.
ITC can also be fitted with a volume control which helps the patient to change the volume as per his/her convenience. A telecoil which helps the patient to listen the telephonic conversations clearly.
Completely in the canal (CIC)These are molded to fit inside your ear canal and can improve severe to profound hearing loss in adults.
A CIC hearing aid:
- Is the least noticeable in the ear
- Is less likely to pick up wind noise because the ear protects the instrument.
- Is easy to use with the telephone
These are very small BTE-style devices. Sound travels from the instrument through a small tube or wire to a tiny dome or speaker in the ear canal. These aids leave the ear canal open, so they are best for the high-frequency sloping hearing losses where low-frequency are nearly normal and high-frequencies have severe to profound hearing loss. These hearing aids only suites better to patients who have steeply sloping hearing loss so that it doesn’t block the ear canal and doesn’t give the Echo effect to the patient.
A Open-fit hearing aid:
- Is less visible
- Doesn't plug the ear like the small in-the-canal hearing aids do
- Uses very small batteries
- Lacks manual adjustments due to the small size