Hearing aids are a widely utilized non-invasive therapeutic modality for addressing hearing loss. These small electronic devices are typically worn in or behind the ear to amplify sounds, thereby enhancing listening and communication abilities. However, it is important to note that despite their effectiveness in mitigating hearing impairment, hearing aids do not provide a cure for this condition, nor do they restore normal auditory function to the ear.
Hanover Audiology provides comprehensive services for all of your hearing aid needs. Our specialized approach involves meticulous evaluation of your hearing, personal lifestyle, and budget to select the most suitable hearing solution. Our services encompass hearing aid cleaning, repair, maintenance, and reprogramming, even if the devices were purchased elsewhere.
We are proud to offer the following array of services:
Hearing aids sales & service (all major brands)
Hearing aid programming/reprogramming
Hearing instrument supplies & batteries
Sales & service of Assistive Listening Devices
Custom ear molds, headphones, and swim plugs
Custom hearing/music/noise protection devices
How do Hearing Aids Work?
A hearing aid has three main parts: a microphone that picks up sounds and
converts them into electrical signals, an amplifier that makes the signals
louder, and a speaker that transmits the amplified sounds to the ear for the
wearer to hear.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Looking for a hearing aid? Trying to decide which type of hearing aid is right for you? Here are the most common types of hearing aids.
Behind The Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
These hearing aids are worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic mold that is placed inside the outer ear. They are utilized by individuals with mild to profound hearing loss. New technology has introduced a smaller BTE aid consisting of only a small tube placed into the ear canal. This has the advantages of keeping the canal open and protecting the device from damage due to wax buildup. This smaller BTE also provides a clearer sound.
In The Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
These hearing aids are smaller devices that fit inside the outer ear. They can be used for mild to severe hearing loss but are not typically used for children since they will be quickly outgrown.
Canal aids are the smallest type of aid and fit either in the canal, ITC, or completely in the canal, CIC. Because canal aids are so small, they may be hard to adjust and have very limited space for batteries and other devices. Canal aids, therefore, are most frequently recommended for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.