You may not realize it, but there are many different types of hearing aids available. Finding the right hearing aid can be a challenge, however, the right guidance and assistance can go a long way. Mobile Hearing Solutions can help. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options requirements, manual dexterity abilities and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style most suitable for you. Mobile Hearing Solutions can provide all types of devices and we carry most major brands.
Our hearing professionals are available for house visits or visits to retirement communities throughout Central Arkansas, Western Tennessee or Northern Mississippi. So regardless of whether you are in Hot Springs, Little Rock or Memphis, contact us to arrange an appointment for a free hearing test and to learn more about the different hearing aid options.
RIC hearing aids are a new style of the Open Fit mini-BTE. RIC hearing aids take the receiver (or speaker) out of the behind the ear portion of the aid and place the receiver directly into the ear canal. The two pieces are connected by a very thin wire encased in plastic tubing. The placement of the receiver in the ear canal tends to enhance natural sound quality. These types of aids may have a custom or standard ear piece. These aids also come in a wide variety of colors and shapes.
The OPEN Fit mini-BTE sits behind your ear but is small enough that it usually cannot be seen from the front or side - even for people with short hair styles. The miniature open ear bud sits deep in your ear canal and cannot be seen. The slim tube that connects the OPEN instrument and the ear bud is so small and clear that it is difficult to see. The earpiece may be a “few sizes fits most” dome arrangement or may be a custom made ear mold. These aids come in many colors and are appropriate for mild to moderate high frequency (high pitch) hearing losses.
BTE hearing aids are the largest hearing aids and they are very reliable. BTEs have the most circuit options and they can typically have much more power than any of the custom made in the ear units. BTEs are the units that “sit” on the back of your ear. They are connected to the ear canal via custom-made earmold with a plastic tubing. This carries the sound from the hearing aid into your ear. The earmold is custom made from an ear impression to perfectly replicate the size and shape of your ear.
An in-the-ear aid does not have the piece behind the ear. All of the electrical and mechanical parts of the aid are housed inside a plastic shell that is in the ear. In-the-ear aids come in a variety of sizes including larger ones that fill up the outer part of your ear or smaller ones that fits in part of the outer ear.
We provide the best, name brand, digital products from Siemens, Starkey and Phonak. All styles and powers are available to fit your specific need..
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Chenal Hearing Center
15300 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
303 Germantown Bend Cove
Cordova, TN 38018
Other areas by special request.