There are many styles of hearing aids available in different colors like beige, brown, red & blue etc. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options requirements, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style the patient will use. The most common styles are listed below:
ITE: In-The-Ear units are comfortable and easy to operate. They are also the largest of the custom made styles.
ITC: In-The-Canal units are a little smaller than ITEs. They require good dexterity to control the volume wheels and other controls on the faceplate, and the often use a smaller battery than ITEs.
CIC: Completely-In-the-Canal units are the tiniest hearing aids made. They usually require a "removal string" due to their small size and the fact that they fit so deeply into the canal. CICs can be difficult to remove without the pull string. CICs do not usually have manual controls attached to them because they are too small.
Open Ear: Open fit hearing aids use a tiny casing and a nearly invisible slim tube. Open fitting offers a cosmetically appealing option without that plugged up feeling. They are lightweight with a transparent earbud which replaces the need for a custom earmold.
BTE: Behind-The-Ear 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 plastic tubing. The tubing is part of the earmold. The earmold is custom made from an ear impressionto perfectly replicate the size and shape of your ear.
More sound, more comfort
Why struggle with earbuds that fit poorly? Earpieces are custom crafted to fit your ears precisely. Get long-wearing comfort and superior sound quality that only a custom fit can provide.
Our custom earpieces couple easily with your stock iPodTM earbuds (and most other brands, too!) and stay securely in your ears when walking, jogging, or riding, while reducing distracting external noise for better sound. We offer a wide variety of materials and a vast selection of colors to make your earpieces even more uniquely yours.
Protect the hearing you have!
Music, factories, traffic, firearms, lawnmowers -- heck, even the person sleeping next to you can add to the noise. And not only does all that noise increase your chances of suffering permanent hearing loss, it can also cause stress, sleeplessness, aggravation, and a short temper.
Fortunately it's a problem you can do something about, with Custom-Fit Hearing Protection. Nothing lowers the volume as precisely, comfortably and with such consistently repeatable results as a custom-fit hearing protection device. Call us today to find out how we can put a little quiet back into your world!
Custom iPod Earpiece designed specifically for ear buds.
Westone DefendEar custom-fit earpieces are offered in a wide variety of styles and colors appropriate to any application, from work to play.
Maximum NRR 29dB
Maximum attenuation (noise reduction)
for high-noise industrial and recreational
environments. Available with or without cord.
Convertible NRR 28/21dB
The filter allows normal conversation to
be heard. Easily converts to a solid earpiece.
Detachable cord makes conversion easy.
(Style 47-40 Convertible)
Musician 9/15/25dB filters
Ideal for performing musicians and concertgoers.
Popular with music teachers, dentists,
flight attendants and anyone who needs to
hear accurately in high-noise environments. Flat
attenuation allows the wearer to hear sounds
accurately but at reduced levels.
Designed for use under a helmet to minimize
wind noise. Comfortable and easy to insert and
remove. Check local laws governing use.
AquaNot NRR 27dB
While designed for swimming or showering to
prevent moisture from entering the ear canal,
they also provide superb all-around noise
reduction. They float and have integral finger
grips for easy removal.
Hunting NRR 6dB valve open
For hunting, shooting and other sudden-noise
environments. A filter instantaneously closes
when damaging noise levels are reached.
Allows essentially normal hearing at all other
Sleeping NRR 27dB
Designed to promote comfortable and
uninterrupted sleep. Great for shift workers
and credited for saving many a relationship!
What would the Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act do for you?
Provide a tax credit towards the purchase of each hearing aid of up to $500 per hearing aid, available once every 5 years. It would be available to 1) individuals age 55 and over, or 2) those purchasing a hearing aid for a dependent.
For more information please see link below
Hearing Aid Assistance Tax Credit Act – H.R. 2329/S. 1410