Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for most people with hearing loss. Today’s hearing aids are much better than those of the past. They are designed to be matched to each individual’s specific type of hearing loss. An audiologist has specialized training that allows him or her to determine the appropriate model and type of hearing aid that will provide the greatest benefit for each individual. Hearing aids should be part of a total hearing rehabilitation program consisting of complete testing, individual counseling, education, and follow-up visits.

Not everyone with hearing loss will benefit from a hearing aid. Clinical audiologist, Linette Perry, can advise you if a hearing aid is recommended for you. Through proper testing, fitting, and rehabilitation guidance, she can then help you to select one that will best meet your needs. Ms. Perry will increase the effectiveness of your hearing aid and help you to make a smooth and successful adjustment in using them.

It is a good health practice to visit a licensed physician specializing in diseases of the ear (called an otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologists, or otologist) before purchasing a hearing aid. Hearing loss may be the result of a number of problems. If left untreated, these problems could result in serious or life threatening consequences. Once these pathologies are ruled out, Dr. Patrick Kane will give you a written medical clearance statement and refer you back to the audiologist for a hearing aid evaluation.

Paradise Coast Hearing Care sells, services and repairs hearing aids from leading manufacturers at our office in Naples, Florida, including GN ReSoundPhonakOticon, Starkey, and Unitron. Please visit ParadiseCoastHearingCare.com to learn more.

Hearing Aids Naples, FLParadise Coast Hearing Care

Three Year Hearing Aid Warranty Paradise Coast Hearing Care includes a three year warranty on all new hearing aids. This warranty covers repairs, loss and damages.

Style

Invisible
In the Canal
(IIC)

Completely In the Canal (CIC)

In the Canal (ITC)

In the Ear
(ITE)

Receiver
in the Canal
(RIC)

Open Fit
(BTE)

Behind the Ear (BTE)

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IIC Hearing Aid

CIC completely in the canal Hearing Aid

ITC in the canal Hearing Aid

ITE In the ear Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid

Description

Smallest available


Custom designed to fit deep inside the ear canal


Nearly invisible

Very Small


Custom designed to fit inside the ear canal

Larger than a CIC, but smaller than an ITE



Custom designed

Fills the outer ear and allows for larger sound amplifiers and more features. (i.e. directional microphone)



Custom designed

Receiver located in the ear canal with very small behind the ear processor

No electronics in the ear


Small processor behind the ear attaches to small dome in the ear with small tubing

No electronics in the ear


Behind the ear processor attaches to custom ear mold with tubing

Degree of Hearing Loss

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to Severe

Mild to Profound

Volume Control

May be compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connects to External Sources of Sound (telephone, TV, etc.)

May be compatible

May be compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes