Depending on your lifestyle and severity of your hearing problems, the team at G. Barbieri will offer you effective hearing aids that will give you complete satisfaction.
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Choosing a hearing aid should be dependent on several criteria: the degree of your hearing loss, the characteristics and style of the device you are looking for and your lifestyle. There are many devices, each with its own characteristics and advantages.
No hearing aid style is inherently better than another. What you have to look for is the device that best meets your needs. Your hearing aid is an important investment that will be a great asset for you if well chosen. Here are some important selection criteria that will help you make the best choice.
Your hearing specialist will test you and ask you questions to determine the type of hearing aid that will best suit you. Here are some criteria to consider:
► Degree of hearing loss: Not all types of hearing aids and technologies are suitable for all types of hearing loss.
► Anatomy of the ear: If your ear canal is very narrow, it will be almost impossible to use a CIC.
► Lifestyle: Your different listening environments help determine the hearing aid that best meets your needs.
► Manual dexterity: The ITC and CIC devices are not difficult to insert, but they do require some manual dexterity.
Completely in the Canal (CIC)
CIC devices are inserted deeply into the ear canal, which makes them almost invisible. They are an interesting solution aesthetically and they reduce feedback. CIC devices are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
In the Canal (ITC)
ITC devices are almost fully inserted in the ear canal, which makes them very discreet. Slightly larger than a CIC, this model can offer options that might not fit within smaller devices. ITC devices are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
In the Ear (ITE)
These hearing aids are installed securely in your outer ear, which ensures performance and comfort. They come with additional options such as directional microphone and telecoil, which allows to use the device with a telephone. ITE devices are suitable for mild to considerable hearing loss.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
These devices are worn comfortably behind your ear. Amplified sounds pass through a tube and go through an earpiece installed securely in your outer ear. These devices can be adapted to your different listening situations. They have a long lasting battery and are compatible with assistive listening devices. The devices are suitable for mild to profound hearing loss.
The ultra small behind the ear devices have a discreet slim tube which directs the sound into the ear, giving a brighter, more natural sound. You will enjoy the latest technology in a sophisticated and ultra small digital hearing aid. These devices are suitable for people with mild to severe hearing loss who want a discreet device with the latest technology.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
Aesthetically pleasing (barely visible)
Easier to handle
The most powerful
Wireless communication offered
Moderately severe to profound hearing loss (up to 120 dB)
The various models of hearing aids on this site must be evaluated by a hearing care professional to determine if they are suitable for you.