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Hearing Aid Technology

Current hearing aid technology offers numerous options in terms of budget, style, fit and even color. At NYEE’s Hearing Aid Dispensary, patients have the opportunity to get a device that fits their unique lifestyle and needs with the help of our experienced audiologists. The dispensary offers each customer a 45-day trial period with their new hearing instrument and will help patients with any adjustments so that you get the most out of your newly purchased amplification system.

Are there wireless hearing aids and do they work with Bluetooth?

Modern hearing aid technology has the ability to help patients experience better connections to people, information and entertainment. By using wireless connectivity you can get more out of your hearing instruments with greater ease and comfort, including:

  • Connection to mobile phone, tablet, computer, music player or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, as well as TV and landline phones
  • iPhone and smartphone compatibility

Other optional hearing aid features that may improve your ability to hear in specific situations include:

  • Connection to multiple devices
  • Noise reduction
  • Personalized listening experience
  • Remote controls  
  • Rechargability
  • Wireless streaming
  • Apps to adjust your hearing aids

What hearing aid styles are available?

NYEE’s Hearing Aid Dispensary carries a wide variety of hearing aid options from top six manufacturers. Hearing aids vary greatly in size, special features and how they are placed in the ear. Often cost is a significant factor in the purchase of a hearing aid, which is why our devices are competitively priced, affording our patients a variety of options that fit both their lifestyle and budget.

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) 

The receiver-in-canal (RIC), also referred to as receiver-in-the-ear (RITE), is one of the most popular hearing aids. As the name suggests, the receiver (speaker) portion of the device is located inside the ear canal, while the body of the hearing aid remains on top of and slightly behind the ear. RICs design allows the body of the device to be much smaller and lighter. And since the speaker is inside the ear, closer to the eardrum, the sound quality is better.

RIC hearing aids come in a variety of designs and colors to blend with the wearer’s hair color or skin tones. This combines with its size, makes the receiver-in-canal hearing aid an elegant and discrete choice.

Common hearing aid types are:

In-the-Canal (ITC)

In-the-canal hearing aids fit in the ear opening and the ear canal. Since the components of the aid are encased in the device, it is less visible in the ear. The sound is conducted into the ear by the receiver in the canal.

Completely-in-Canal (CIC)

Completely-in-the-canal hearing aids are designed for a deep fit inside the ear canal for minimum visibility. The design offers better cosmetic results as well as greater comfort to people with active/outdoor lifestyles requiring the use of head gear.

Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC)

Patients looking for an “invisible” hearing aid can take advantage of a custom-fitted hearing aid style. An ear impression is taken and the devise is sculpted to match the unique contours of your ear canal. The resulting product fits farther into the ear canal than other styles, so it's completely invisible when worn.

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