Santa Clarita Hearing Center Discusses How To Choose Hearing Aids

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Officials with Santa Clarita Hearing Center aim to help customers find the right hearing aid for their unique needs, explaining the many types and styles of hearing aids currently available.

“For individuals who are just now exploring their options for the first time, the amount of styles on the market may seem overwhelming,” Santa Clarita Hearing Center officials acknowledged.

While noting that “many factors will determine the best model of hearing aid for you,” officials broke down some of the differences between hearing aid models to help users make an informed decision.

Santa Clarita Hearing Center officials said that, although many distinct styles of hearing aids exist, “all devices find themselves in one of two categories.” Specifically, hearing aids are either designed to sit “behind-the-ear” (BTE) or “in-the-ear” (ITE).

The electronic body of a BTE device sits behind the earlobe, while a tube “connects to an ear mold or tip inside of your ear canal.”

Officials with Santa Clarita Hearing Center noted that this design allows BTE devices to come in a wider selection of “colors, sizes, features, degrees of power and battery types,” compared to ITE devices.

On the other hand, ITE hearing aids can be so small as to be completely invisible to onlookers, depending on the amplification requirements of the user. ITE hearing aids “sit inside of the ear using an impression for a custom fit.”

Some larger ITE models may have more “advanced features like volume controls” and longer battery life than many of their BTE counterparts.

Both BTE hearing aids and ITE hearing aids increasingly offer cell phone integration and other wireless features. Many hearing aid models are able to act as Bluetooth devices when users make phone calls, and some also allow for music streaming.

“In most cases, you can install an app onto your smartphone that allows you to adjust the volume or change the settings of your hearing aid,” officials explained. “You can create a customized hearing experience depending on the environment you’re in, all with the discreet and simple action of touching the screen of your phone.”

Some hearing aids are able to adjust their amplification level to suit the environment as users walk from a loud room to a quieter one, or vice-versa.

Santa Clarita Hearing Center officials stated that, aside from their style and feature preferences, each person will need to take their “unique hearing ability, lifestyle requirements (and) budget into account when making a decision. Their talented and knowledgeable staff are available to help clients navigate their hearing aid choices.

“Every pair of hearing aids we offer is accompanied by a money-back guarantee, so you literally have nothing to lose,” Santa Clarita Hearing Center officials said. “With a risk-free trial period that allows you to test them out in a variety of situations and environments, we’re sure you’ll find devices that you love. Your success is our success!”

Santa Clarita Hearing Center was founded by Dr. Ginny Veloz, Au.D., who has worked as an audiologist and hearing doctor for over 20 years. At Santa Clarita Hearing Center, customers can expect to find the most modern hearing aid technology currently available. Offering a complete range of diagnostic hearing services, Santa Clarita Hearing Center performs comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings and repair. Additionally, they fit custom ear plugs and protection to treat customers’ medical hearing loss or tinnitus symptoms. With a wide range of hearing aid options to meet every budget and lifestyle, Santa Clarita Hearing Center focuses on delivering effective results with compassion, education and integrity.

Santa Clarita Hearing Center

23861 McBean Pkwy #D14
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 388-4135

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