There’s more to hearing products than just hearing aids. Trust O’Connor Hearing Center to match your needs with just the right technology for your lifestyle and budget.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids come in a variety of styles. The style you wear depends on your level of hearing loss, need for specific features, cosmetic desires and budget. You’ll pick from a full range of devices at O’Connor Hearing Center.
- Receiver-in-canal (RIC): This is worn behind the ear and a thin wire connects the hearing aid to a fitting in the ear canal. These aids can use rechargeable batteries, connect directly to cell phones and are the most popular styles today.
- BTE with earmolds: This BTE hearing aid includes a custom earmold to enhance the hearing experience and is designed to help with mild-to-severe hearing loss.
- Mini BTE: This BTE is much smaller and less visible. It can be worn by people with mild-to-severe hearing loss.
- In the canal (ITC): This design provides a nearly invisible look as the main portion of the device is worn inside the canal and only a small portion is visible. Like all small hearing aids, they are best suited for mild-to-moderately-severe hearing loss.
- In the ear (ITE) or full shell: These devices are worn as a custom earmold that sits in the outer ear canal and work well for mild-to-severe hearing loss or limited dexterity.
- Completely in canal (CIC): These custom earmolds fit all the way in the ear canal and are inserted and removed with a small attached handle. Because of their small size, they work best for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
- Invisible in canal (IIC): These hearing aids are worn deeper in the ear canal and are practically invisible. They provide enough power for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Although the FCC now requires that hearing aid compatible (HAC) cell phones meet strict guidelines for quality, some hearing aid users wish to further improve their cell phone experience. Add-on devices and cell phone accessories can make cell phones even more compatible with hearing aids. Many cell phones can be used with hearing aid telecoils. Hearing aid accessories that provide a hands-free option may also be helpful.
Developers of hearing aids are always looking for new and improved ways of making hearing aids better and more useful in people's lives. Bluetooth technology is being used to make it easier for hearing aid users to connect their hearing aids to various devices for improved sound quality directly from the sound source.
Tinnitus Management & Treatment
O’Connor Hearing Center is pleased to provide a number of treatment options for all degrees of tinnitus experience. The process begins with a comprehensive Tinnitus Evaluation. Based on the results of this evaluation one of several treatment options will be suggested.
- Environmental Maskers/Bedside & Pillow Maskers
- Instruments - Hearing Aids With Special Tinnitus Masking Programs
- Instruments - Hearing Aids - Amplification for Treating Hearing Loss
- Information - Education/Counseling/Behavioral/Professional Organizations/Referral
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Oticon has an answer for your hearing loss. Small, Opn devices and BrainHearing Technology make it easier than ever to wear hearing aids.
Phonak simplifies hearing aids. Lyric hearing aids are worn 24/7 for months at a time. Bluetooth technology allows you to stream audio directly to your hearing aids. See what Phonak has to offer.
Hear sound as nature intended it with Signia/Siemens products. Solutions for every lifestyle and hearing needs.
Starkey offers sophisticated technology such as Artificial Intelligence to monitor body and brain health and apps that connect to your Android and Apple devices.
Widex hearing aids sound as close to perfect as possible. Machine learning provides technology that gets better the more you use it. Every day sounds better with Widex.
Don’t let tinnitus or hearing loss degrade your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with O’Connor Hearing Center.