Hearing Aids

Hearing aids come in many shapes, sizes, and colors for people of all ages. This technology plays an essential role in helping YOU hear what YOUR ears will not let them. Today’s hearing aids are so advanced that there are a variety of features between hearing aid styles and brands.

We will help you decide which hearing aid style and brand will be best for your hearing health! This can range from styles that allow manual adjustments all the way to hearing aids that adjust for you. As technology has increased in the field of hearing aids, so have the options and availability.

Read more about our hearing aid options below:

Hearing Aid Styles

For many, the selection of the right hearing aid can be a bit overwhelming. Questions arise such as: Will the device work? Is it worth it’s expense? How do I know the correct style for me? Fortunately, we are here to help you answer all of those daunting questions. To help you begin the process, the following information gives you a glimpse into all of our hearing aid styles that are available for you.

Every single patient is unique. Because of this fact, there are a variety of factors to consider when it comes to the hearing aid fit, including:

  • Degree of hearing loss + power requirements
  • Physical abilities (dexterity, vision)
  • Patient budget
  • Cosmetic preferences
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Medical considerations

After taking into consideration the above factors, we can then find the correct hearing aid for you! Within the different categories of hearing aids, there are many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Because of this, hearing aid wearers have a large amount of options that can fit their wants, budget, and lifestyle.

Let’s take a deeper look.

Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC)

For mild to moderate hearing loss

Completely unseen in most ears

Custom fitting and make for you

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC)

For mild to moderate/sever hearing loss

Leaves the ear open

Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling

Sleek design barely visible when worn

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

For almost all types of hearing loss

Custom earpiece molded to fit your outer ear

Discreet design

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

For mild to moderate hearing loss

Virtually undetectable

Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise

In-The-Canal (ITC)

For mild to moderately severe hearing loss

Fits in the ear canal

Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid

Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

For mild to severe hearing loss

Fits directly into external ear

Inserted and adjusted with ease

Full Shell In-The-Ear

For mild to severe hearing loss

Fits directly into external ear

Inserted and adjusted with ease

The in-the-ear hearing aids are typically custom-fit and are available in different skin tones. With the in-the-ear hearing aids design being smaller, most are built for mild to moderate hearing with fewer customization needs.

The behind-the-ear hearing aids sit behind or on top of the outer ear. There is also a connection of tubing that routes down into the ear. These are available in different skin tone colors as well. Also, for those who love pattern and colors, this design offers that option as well. While there are exceptions, as a general rule, a larger size of hearing aid leaves more room for customization and additional features.

The best approach for selecting the right hearing aid for you or a loved one is by visiting Fullerton Hearing Center. We are ready to help you navigate your options!

Oticon

Oticon’s hearing aids help individuals merge technology and style into a single element that has the ability to help your brain make sense of sound. This brand gives unique, personalization to each and every style of hearing aid offered. Read more about Oticon’s lines of product below.

Alta2

If you are looking for a great piece of technology that gives your mind what it needs to understand sound, Alta2’s cutting edge technology, BrainHearing™ is something to consider. Another aspect to consider, if you suffer from tinnitus, is the Alta2 Pro Ti that is included in Oticon’s exclusive new Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature. This feature allows tinnitus relief while fitting into your treatment plan. A major perk of this hearing aid is its ability to configure levels of sound at different frequencies.

Style Options:

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

Mini RITE

Behind the ear (BTE)

Mini BTE

In the ear (ITE)

In the canal (ITC)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

Nera2

The most progressive mid-level listening technology for Oticon is the Nera2. Nera2 is also a part of the BrainHearing™ innovation that offers a more natural listening experience. Just like the Alta2, SoundSupport™ is available to those who experience tinnitus. For those who are less active and have a smaller demand for communication needs, this would be an option to consider.

Style Options:

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

Mini RITE

Behind the ear (BTE)

Mini BTE

In the ear (ITE)

In the canal (ITC)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

Ria2

Ria2 gives the essentials that all hearing aid users need for better hearing. The Ria2 Pro Ti also offers SoundSupport™ for those with tinnitus. This hearing aid style would be most suitable for someone who is not extremely active and also has a hearing loss that is easier to fit.

Style Options:

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

Mini RITE

Behind the ear (BTE)

Mini BTE

In the ear (ITE)

In the canal (ITC)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

ConnectLine and Streamer Pro

The Connectline and Streamer Pro are assistive listening gadgets that remotely interface with an individual’s portable amplifiers and other sound sources (TV, cellular telephones, PCs, MP3 players and individual mouthpieces). The Connectline App is perfectly designed to connect with each remote listening device in Oticon’s portfolio. Your iPhone can become a tool for your hearing and can help you with “streaming” your life even more.

ConnectLine Devices:

Streamer Pro: wireless connection gateway

TV Adapter: for comfortable TV viewing

Microphone: for one-on-one conversations

Phone Adapter: for landline phone communication

Want to know more about this brand? Click on the link: http://www.oticon.global/solutions/

Resound

Resound is a manufacturer that wants users to rediscover the beauty behind sound. Located in Ballerup, Denmark, this company represents hearing aid users globally. Providing hearing solutions that combine original thinking and design with solid technology, Resound has a number of hearing aid options available.

LINX²

When this product launched in 2014, it took hearing technology to a new level. The case on this hearing aid is small, sleek, and discreet. It offers industry leading noise reduction and moisture protection. The moisture coating is located on the inside and outside of the device so you can wear it in any and all types of weather. Direct stream calls, music, and audio from your Apple products while having a natural sound quality. It is available in a variety of styles and price points.

Style Options:

Behind the ear (BTE)

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

In the ear (ITE)

In the canal (ITC)

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

Microphone in helix (MIH)

ENZO2

Those with severe and profound hearing loss may find the ENZO2 as the best option for them. There are smart features incorporated into this super power hearing aid. Wearers can connect with their world by syncing to their tablet or smartphone. It is also important to note that there is only a single style option available. It is listed below.

Style Options:

Behind the ear (BTE)

Wireless Accessories

ReSound also has several smartphone apps that can connect with their wireless hearing aids. There are also wireless accessories to support difficult listening situations.

Accessories currently available:

Micro Mic – focus on the sounds you want to hear

Multi Mic – like the Micro Mic but doubles as a table microphone

Phone Clip – streams crystal clear phone calls and audio straight to your hearing aids

TV Streamer 2 – sends clear stereo sound from your TV, stereo or computer directly and wirelessly to your hearing aids

Remote Control 2 – change programs and adjust the volume of your hearing aids easily and discreetly

Want to know more about this brand? Click on the link: http://www.resound.com/en-US

Starkey

At Starkey Hearing Technologies, their mission is to connect people with the world around them through hearing. They are much more than just a business. They have a global presence offering the latest and greatest hearing technology by producing an extensive array of hearing aids. The following information gives insight into some of Starkey’s product lines.

Muse

With supreme sound quality and outstanding features, Muse is a top of the line product. Muse is customized to fit your unique hearing needs and designed to help you hear comfortably in noisy environments, easily adapt to new sounds, and enjoy a personalized listening experience. The Muse is available in a number of different price points and styles.

Style Options:

Receiver in the canal (RIC)

Behind the ear (BTE)

Z series

This is the most extensive line of products that Starkey has to offer. There are different levels of price points and styles depending on the technology of the product. The Z Series is a full line of wireless products that incorporates the high demand for performance and personalization mixed into one line. Make the Z Series your own with the long list of style options.

Styles Options:

Receiver in the canal (RIC)

Behind the ear (BTE)

In the ear (ITE)

In the canal (ITC)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Halo 2

Halo 2 is known as being the product “Made for iPhone.” For all of you Apple product lovers, Halo 2 is probably the next gadget you will want to pair. The processing power, easy to use app, and sound quality make this product a triple threat.

Styles Options:

Receiver in the canal (RIC)

Behind the ear (BTE)

SoundLens Synergy

Starkey’s “invisible” hearing aid line is called SoundLens Synergy. Although this product is not available with wireless features, SoundLens Synergy the custom fitting ability as well as the fact that you practically cannot see the device makes it a great option for many hearing aid users.

Styles Options:

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

Xino Wireless

Hands-free cell phone conversations and direct, wireless connectivity to TVs, MP3 players and more are just some of the things you can accomplish with Xino Wireless. In a small, reliable and virtually waterproof hearing aid., the listening environments you choose are almost endless. There is also a tinnitus solution built into this line called Multiflex Tinnitus Technology. The program allows your hearing care professional to personalize a signal that will mask tinnitus to help the patient focus on the sounds he or she wants to hear.

Styles Options:

Receiver in the canal (RIC)

Want to know more about this brand? Click on the link: http://www.starkey.com

Widex

At Widex, they know sound quality is a vital factor in determining how much you actually use your hearing aid. That’s why they work hard to capture hearing solutions that give all the important sounds you need. The below information covers the brands main lines of product.

UNIQUE

Wind noise reduction, a wider sound picture, and a sleek design is what UNIQUE has to offer. It is designed to let you hear more sounds no matter where you are, or what you’re doing. The Unique series comes in a variety of different styles and price points.

Style Options:

Behind the ear (BTE)

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

Mini-RITE

In the ear (ITE)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

DREAM

Hear more detail in the world around you by using the DREAM line by Widex. It’s “true-to-life” sound makes words that much more clear. Hear all of the sounds you have been missing with this hearing aid. This is a great options and is available in a variety of styles.

Style Options:

Behind the ear (BTE)

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

mini-RITE, In the ear (ITE)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

SUPER

The SUPER product line is truly super! The power and quality of this product give the user that ability to take life head-on. This stylish, small hearing aid is only available as a RITE.

Style Options:

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

MIND

MIND offers popular tinnitus management programming as well as exceptional sound quality. Widex allows this product to be available in a wide range of styles.

Style Options:

Behind the ear (BTE)

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

Mini-RITE

In the ear (ITE)

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

DEX

Let’s look beyond hearing aids for a moment. Widex also offers other assistive technology and accessories to improve one’s hearing ability. DEX’s product line includes:

RC-DEX – a remote control, a device to connect hearing aids with television

TV-DEX– a neck loop for communicating with the hearing aid’s telecoil

T-DEX – a hands-free device for directing a mobile phone signal to a patient’s hearing aids called – COM-DEX

SCOLA – a FM System.

Want to know more about this brand? Click on the link: http://www.widexusa.com/en-us/hearing-aids