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Defining Popular Hearing Aid Terms

People who have suffered hearing loss might want to consult with physicians and other medical experts about installing hearing aids. These devices can run a wide gamut in terms of technical sophistication, ranging from the primitive, antiquated devices of the 19th century to modern-day digital brands.

  • BTE - Standing for "behind the ear," this acronym designates hearing aids comprised of casing, a tube, and moldings fitted personally for the owner. Such devices can benefit people whose problems with their hearing have occurred to varying degrees of severity.
  • ITC - So-called "in the canal" devices require added effort and expense in order to customize the shape of hearing aids exactly to the contour of the inside of an individual's ear. Digital techniques are employed to create a model of this part of the owner's body.
  • RIC - Similar to the aforementioned hearing aid, this acronym stands for "Receiver in the" interior of the ear. It can also be called "Receiver in the Ear."
  • CI - Standing for "cochlear implants," these types are implanted in an individual via surgical procedures. These kinds of hearing aids may also be known as bionic ears.
  • Disposable aids - Usually the battery placed in hearing aids has only a short life, and must be replaced at some point. On the other hand, a disposable hearing aid will be bought with a long-lasting battery.
  • BAHA - Standing for "Bone Anchored Hearing Aid," these devices act on the principle of conducting sound through a person's skeleton. This kind of hearing aid has been made available for those who cannot wear some of the aforementioned types of devices.
    American Hearing Associates
    West Chester, PA 19382
    At our association we are dedicated to the promotion of hearing loss solutions. Providing both doctors and patients with the latest information regarding techniques in repairing hearing loss.
    Nat'l Institute On Deafness & Other Comm. Disorder
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders is the premiere organization in the country for research and treatment options. Contact us today to see how we could help you.
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    Columbia Hearing Center
    369 S Columbia River Hwy, Saint Helens, OR 97051
    We are a full-service hearing office that can address a wide range of hearing problems. We have in-ear hearing aids, implants, and other devices that can improve the severity of impairments.
    (503) 397-1960
    Willoughby Hearing
    10395 Nw Glencoe Rd Ste 500, North Plains, OR 97133
    We are a proud part of the largest and only American owned and innovated hearing aid company. For more than 60 years, we've been proudly providing better hearing for every individual.
    (503) 647-2095
    Willoughby Hearing
    3506 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98663
    We are a proud part of the largest and only American owned and innovated hearing aid company. For more than 60 years, we've been proudly providing better hearing for every individual.
    (360) 260-2898
    Columbia Hearing Center
    373 S Columbia River Hwy, Saint Helens, OR 97051
    (503) 397-1960
    Avada Hearing Care Center
    717 Ne 61st St Ste 103, Vancouver, WA 98665
    (360) 696-1076
    Ear Nose & Throat Clinic of The Northwest
    14411 Ne 20th Ave Ste 101, Vancouver, WA 98686
    (360) 256-4425
    Northwest Hearing Care
    17891 Sw Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97006
    (503) 591-7027
    Advanced Hearing Aids Inc
    6612 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
    (360) 695-8742
    Forest Grove Hearing Aid Center
    2804 19th Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116
    (503) 357-5050
    Beltone Hearing Center
    7723 Ne Fourth Plain Blvd Ste C, Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 882-1489
    Lovejoy Audiology
    2222 Nw Lovejoy St Ste 622, Portland, OR 97210
    (503) 229-8455
    8101 Ne Parkway Dr Ste G2, Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 892-9548
    8800 Ne Vancouver Mall Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662
    (360) 891-7852
    Able Hearing Aid Center
    4340 Sw 110th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005
    (503) 597-3020
    Hearing Health
    4921 Southwest 76th Avenue, Portland, OR 97225
    (503) 292-2995

    Some people need help hearing through the use of small devices that fit comfortably inside the ear. Kids and adults alike can have hearing problems, but all can have differing degrees of hearing loss. Most hearing aids are battery operated, and there are several kinds out there, including digital, wireless, behind-the-ear (BTE), in-the-canal (ITC), and in-the-ear (INE) devices. Some are even disposable. Hearing aids act as amplifiers for sound waves to help with all ranges of hearing loss. People are better able to listen thanks to technology that can lessen background noise and amplify others sounds. Consumers can get fitted for such aids by an audiologist. Companies that sell hearing aids may also sell related products, such as batteries, plugs, and amplified mobile phones. Wholesalers sell large quantities of products to retailers and other consumers at bulk discounts. Many websites feature discount products, along with free shipping, free consultations, virtual help, repair specialists, and full product catalogs. Today's hearing aids are discrete, comfortable, and lightweight, compared with the earliest ones, which were large and cumbersome. The first aids 200 years ago were essentially trumpets in the shape of large horns. Specialists can help their patients by providing testing and evaluations of each individual. He or she can write prescriptions for the right type of sound wave amplifier or implant for each patient. There are even used hearing aids out there for purchase at a reduced cost. Price varies by brand, so consumers can start out by researching their options online.
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