Hearing Aids and Implants

An opportunity for clear communication

If you’re experiencing hearing loss, you and your otolaryngologist (ENT physician) or audiologist can discuss the type of hearing aid or listening device that will work best for you.

Hearing aids should be custom fitted. Types of hearing aids include:

  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Traditional Hearing Aids

Other devices to help with hearing loss include:

  • Infrared systems for TVs and theaters where a transmitter relays sound to a headset.
  • FM listening devices where the speaker wears a transmitter and the listener wears a headset.
  • Notification devices for monitoring of smoke detectors, telephones, door bells and alarms.
  • Telephone amplifiers that make the sound coming through the phone louder.
  • Voice carryover telephones that convert incoming conversation to text.

Benefits of Using Two Hearing Aids

If you have significant hearing loss in both ears, your physician or audiologist may recommend two hearing aids. Two hearing aids can:

  • Help you better understand speech when there’s background noise. This is true even if you have hearing loss in only one ear.
  • Help you hear soft sounds and softly spoken words.
  • Allow you to hear on both sides of your head, making communication easier and more comfortable.
  • Give you the ability to locate the source of sound.