No type and degree of hearing loss are the same, which is why you’ll find many different types and styles of hearing aids at Hearing Aid Consultants of North Mississippi from which to choose. Your audiologist will work closely with you to recommend the right type and style of hearing aid for you that suits your lifestyle and your budget.
Hearing Aid Information
Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids
Make informed decisions when purchasing your next hearing device using our consumer's guide to hearing aids. This guide provides plenty of tips and information when determining what the best hearing aid is for your specific needs.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Many people think hearing aids are bulky, but today’s market and manufacturers prove that misconception couldn’t be farther from the truth. Hearing aids are available in myriad styles that fit the myriad lifestyles of our patients. Read more below:
- Behind the ear (BTE): BTE hearing aids are the most common hearing aid on the market. These devices, typically recommended for individuals with all degrees of hearing loss (mild to severe), sit, as the name indicates, behind the ear, and relies on plastic tubing or wiring to funnel noise into the ear canal.
- In the ear (ITE): ITE hearing aids are suitable for individuals with mild to severe hearing loss. Smaller than BTE devices, ITE hearing aids sit inside the ear, filling in the outer canal of the ear.
- Inside the canal (ITC): ITC hearing aids are even smaller than their ITE counterparts, sitting inside the ear canal. ITC devices are suitable for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss and are typically reserved for people with more nimble dexterity.
- Completely in canal (CIC): CIC hearing aids fit entirely inside the ear canal are completely hidden to the naked eye. CIC devices are suitable for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss and nimble dexterity.
- Invisible in canal (IIC): IIC hearing aids are, as the name might suggest, even smaller that CIC devices. IIC hearing aids are so small that they can actually be worn for longer periods of time. Because they are so small (and have such small batteries), IIC devices are not suitable for individuals with severe hearing loss, but more suitable for those with mild hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries remain rock solid for extended use even with extra features like Bluetooth being active. Our clinic covers battery information during the fitting. Brand, type and maintenance are all discussed with the patient.
We accept CareCredit®, the leading healthcare credit card, to make improving your hearing health easier and more affordable. With CareCredit®, you can get the hearing instrument you need and conveniently pay for it over time with monthly payments that easily fit into your budget.
Hearing Aid Products by Manufacturer
In addition to our suite of accessories, we also offer a full line-up of hearing aid technology from the most advanced manufacturers.
Staying up with technology, all of ReSound’s products are made for iPhone technology and come with rechargeable batteries.
Oticon is one of the most trusted names in hearing aids. As a manufacturer of a full suite of hearing aid products, Oticon provides models that fit most budgets and needs.
Signia is a hearing aid manufacturer that develops top-of-the-line accessories to be used with hearing aids, including StreamLine products to make it easier for you to connect hands-free to multiple devices.
Proud to be privately owned and made entirely in the U.S., Starkey Hearing Aids provides devices that are high quality, reliable and loved for generations of hearing aid wearers.
Proven to be a reliable provider of hearing aid products for individuals with all types and degrees of hearing loss, Phonak is a leader in hearing aids. Phonak knows that hearing aids don’t just enable people to hear better again, but that hearing aids change lives.
Known for its uncompromising approach to innovation, Widex offers some of the hearing aid markets’ highest quality devices. In fact, Widex is a world leader in technology, responsible for bringing the first digital in-the-ear hearing aid.
Cell Phone Accessories
Wearing hearing aids doesn’t mean should give up your cell phone. We offer an array of cell phone accessories for hearing aids that keep you connect.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth is everywhere these days and we want you to stay connected. We offer an array of Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids that connect to cars, speakers, computers, TVs and more.
- Earplugs and earmolds for hunting: Designed to protect hunters from the damaging impacts of rounds fired.
- Earplugs and earmolds for music: Designed to optimize the musician’s experience by filtering out the damaging sounds, but allowing the music to reach the wearer.
- Earplugs and earmolds for swimming: Designed to stop water from entering the ears while swimming. Available in options that float, making them easy to keep track of.
- iCustom: Designed for use with any type of earbud or button-style earphones.
- DefendEar 1: Designed to amplify during situational awareness, but still block out damaging sounds.
- DefendEar 2: Optimized for intermittent or continuous shots.
- DefendEar Hunter: Provides standard digital features and also functions optimally in wind.
SoundGear electronic hearing protection devices are custom molded to each wearer's ear and feature the most advanced digital electronic hearing protection on the market.