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Hearing Aids Specialist

Priority Hearing and Tinnitus

Audiology located in Maricopa, AZ & San Tan Valley, AZ

Today’s advanced technology creates hearing aids that do more than turn up the volume on sounds; they’re smaller, sleeker, produce more natural sounds, and they come with options like smartphone compatibility. Devin Anderson, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, and the team at Priority Hearing and Tinnitus in Maricopa and San Tan Valley, Arizona, proudly provide cutting-edge hearing instruments, and they have extensive experience helping each patient navigate their hearing aid options. To learn more about hearing aids, or to schedule a hearing test, call one of the offices or use the online booking feature.

Hearing Aids Q & A

What type of hearing loss improves with a hearing aid?

You can develop hearing loss for many different reasons, but the type of hearing loss that improves with a hearing aid is called sensorineural hearing loss.

Sensorineural hearing loss, the most common cause of permanent hearing loss, develops from damage to your inner ear or to the auditory nerve that travels from your ear to your brain. This type of hearing loss is often caused by:

  • Aging
  • Exposure to loud sounds
  • Blow to the head
  • Certain illnesses
  • Drugs that are toxic to hearing
  • Malformed inner ear

You may also inherit genes that lead to progressive hearing loss in adulthood.

From what types of hearing aids might I choose?

The team at Priority Hearing and Tinnitus only dispense state-of-the-art hearing aids from highly reputable companies, such as:

  • ReSound GN®
  • Oticon
  • Phonak
  • Widex®
  • Starkey®

These companies produce many types of hearing aids, giving you options such as digital hearing aids, wireless capability, compatibility with your smartphone, revolutionary noise reduction, and built-in speech preservation systems.

Don’t worry if your choices seem overwhelming. The team at Priority Hearing and Tinnitus is with you every step of the way, recommending the options that work for your hearing loss and financial considerations. They also take plenty of time to explain the functions and how to take full advantage of today’s modern digital advances.

Do hearing aids come in different styles?

Yes, you can choose from different hearing aid styles. Your provider explains the differences between each type beyond their size.

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids

CIC hearing aids are the smallest type of hearing aid, making them virtually invisible when they’re in your ear canal.

In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids

ITC hearing aids fit in the ear canal where they’re not noticeable, but they’re larger than CIC hearing aids, so they’re easier to use.

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids

ITE hearing aids fit inside your outer ear. Their larger size allows them to have features such as a telecoil that allows you to receive sound through devices other than your hearing aid. Telecoils make it easier to hear on phones and in public venues with compatible technology.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids

BTEs are the largest style of hearing aid, which makes them the easiest to use for patients with dexterity challenges. You may also consider a hearing aid that combines the BTE design with digital technology for enhanced sound.

To learn more about hearing aids, call Priority Hearing and Tinnitus or book an appointment online.