With so many options available, selecting the right hearing aid for you may seem like a difficult decision. At ENT Physicians Inc., our audiologists provide the guidance and knowledge necessary to help you choose the right hearing aid based on your test results, lifestyle and budget. We have a large selection of hearing aids from several manufacturers and will help you through the process from start to finish. We’ve proudly served Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan for more than 35 years providing audiology and ENT services.
We offer a wide variety of styles from Phonak and Signia/Seimens to meet your needs.
Styles of Hearing Aids
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.
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids
This style of hearing aid sits behind or on top of the outer ear. Tubing or a small wire runs from the unit to a tip or a custom earmold that fits in your ear canal. There are many choices available when to comes to color and design. BTE styles include:
- Receiver in the canal (RIC), also called receiver in the ear (RITE)
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip
- BTE with earmold
Many of these styles work well for all types of hearing loss and often can be programmed and ready for use the same day as your hearing test appointment.
In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids
This style of hearing aid fits in your outer ear and/or ear canal and is custom made to fit the shape of your ear:
- Invisible in canal (IIC)
- Completely in canal (CIC)
- In the canal (ITC)
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth technology allows you to wirelessly connect your hearing aid to other devices, including cell phones, mp3 players and televisions. It provides the ease of hearing sounds without wires as well as improved sound quality since the audio is coming directly from the source.
Cell phone accessories
There are several devices available to allow you to hear cell phone conversations more clearly. These include a telecoil, a neckloop and an earhook silhouette. These devices allow for hands-free use and cut down on buzzing and feedback.
Phonak’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss. Phonak offers creative solutions to provide innovative options so you can better hear, understand and fully enjoy life’s rich landscapes of sound. Phonak offers many accessories to give you nearly unlimited options for wireless connections to your hearing aids.
Signia hearing aids deliver the sound that nature intended. Signia offers hearing aids for every lifestyle and all types of hearing loss, including completely invisible, waterproof and rechargeable hearing aids. Signia also has a complete line of wireless accessories that connect hearing aids wirelessly to mobile phones, TVs, MP3 players and other audio devices.