A hearing aid may help you recover some of your hearing, if you have experienced hearing loss . They carry sounds from your environment into your ear to make them louder. Most modern hearing aids are digital, and are powered by a hearing aid battery. Many are very small and discreet.
There are several types of hearing aids available today, including:
- Behind the ear (BTE): this type of hearing aid hooks over the top of the ear, resting behind the ear
- Cochlear implant (CI): this type is a surgically implanted device for severe hearing loss
- Completely in the canal (CIC): this is the smallest type of hearing aid and is molded to fit inside your ear canal
- In the canal (ITC): this type fits partially in the ear canal
- In the ear (ITE): this type may fill the bowl-shaped area of the outer ear (full shell), or may fill only the lower part of the outer ear (half shell)
- Open fit: this type fits behind the ear and captures sound via a thin tube
- Receiver in canal or receiver in ear: this type fits behind the ear and captures sound via a tiny wire
Why Choose UHealth?
Dedicated hearing aid program The Hearing Aid Center, run by audiology experts at the University of Miami Ear Institute, offers hearing aid evaluations for individuals of all ages, hearing aid selection, management and treatment options while offering customized products to meet individuals’ needs. In addition to housing the largest hearing aid dispensary in Southeast Florida the Center is also nationally-recognized for their hearing research.
World-class care in an academic health system. We are recognized throughout South Florida and the world as a leader in treating conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Backed by one of the nation’s top universities, our team uses the latest technologies and research-driven expertise to provide you with superior, personalized care and the best outcomes.