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If you've recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, you may be wondering what your treatment options are.  Here are three of the most common types of hearing aids:

But your professional hearing care provider will make recommendations based on your hearing loss.                   Just keep an open mind when trying to find the best solution for you.

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Receiver In the Canal (RIC)

 RIC hearing aids are more discreet than you think!  This picture doesn't do justice on how well the manufacturers have done to make them less visible. The speaker or receiver is connected to the main body of the hearing aid, which sits behind the ear, by a tiny wire.  The Microphones are behind the ear for maximizing directionality from different angles. This type of hearing aid can be for mild to severe hearing loss patients. 

Hearing Aids are not ONE SIZE FITS ALL


These fit entirely inside the outer ear; For Patients who have a severe hearing loss and don't need multidirectional features. Those who do not care about vanity, but just want to be able to hear.  Patients with dexterity issues seem to find ease while inserting the hearing aid. 

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Completely in the Canal (CIC)

These are custom-fitted to be contained entirely within the ear canal; discreet and hardly visible.  For patients who have a mild hearing loss and do not need directional hearing options.

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