About Hearing Aids in Naples Florida

Years of loud music, genetic disorders, illness and age may trigger hearing loss. If sounds seem muffled, background noises make it impossible to hear conversations or you miss hearing key words in conversations you may need to see an audiologist. After testing, the audiologist may prescribe a hearing aid.

You may worry that hearing aids are unsightly. While old-fashioned hearing aids are large and interfere with the wearer’s appearance, modern hearing aids are smaller than their predecessors. The smallest, least noticeable hearing aids in Naples Florida are hidden in the ear canal. Both In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aid styles boost your hearing while staying almost invisible to the casual onlooker.

Do you know or have a child who asks that spoken sentences be repeated, ignores loud noises or seems to ignore parental directions? A hearing aid can prevent years of agony, ostracism and discipline problems. Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids house their parts in a case that sits behind the ear. Children often wear this style as it allows for growth and is easier to remove. Since children often remove easily broken items during play removing a hearing aid, without help from adults, boosts self-esteem.

Older people and special needs children can find small objects difficult if not impossible to manipulate. In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids are larger than ITC and CIC styles. The hearing aid’s parts are in a shell that rests in the outer part of the ear. The ITE aid is not as discrete as smaller styles. Receiver-in-Canal hearing aids resemble BTE hearing aids, but the receiver is in the ear bud, instead of the housing that rests behind the ear. This makes the visible part of the aid, behind the ear, smaller.

If you want to avoid constantly removing and replacing your traditional hearing aid, ask your audiologist about Extended Wear hearing aids. These aids fit deeper in the ear canal than ITC and CIC hearing aids. You can wear these hearing aids for months at a time. Extended Wear hearing aids’ positioning renders them invisible. Technological advances in hearing aids in Naples make them sleek and easy to wear. Your audiologist will help you choose the style that best suits your needs.

 

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