Digital hearing aids are available from a variety of manufacturers and in all sizes, from behind the ear to completely in-the-canal. We believe in providing the latest technology with personalized care. Our manufacturer was selected by the practice because of their 70+ years of service in the hearing industry and their network of over 1500 service locations that will be accessible to our Largo FL patients.
Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t be afraid to ask about the best solution for your individual needs. Our practice will gladly provide a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee or exchange should your hearing needs require a different type of technology. Our manufacturer is one of the top 4 hearing aid companies in the hearing industry. The innovation we will have for our patients along with the outstanding service and follow up of our Licensed Hearing Care Practitioner will assure that your hearing aid is best for you.
In the Ear (ITE)
These hearing aids have all of their components in the outer ear. These are all custom shaped to the patients ear and can be used for mild to profound hearing loss.
Full Shell: The most visible of the ITE, it also has the ability to provide the greatest amount of volume of any in the ear instrument for patients with severe hearing loss.
Half Shell: This instrument, though half the size of the full shell, for mild to moderately severe hearing loss, is still visible.
In the Canal: These models are used for mild to moderate hearing loss and are small and discreet.
Completely in the Canal: This type of hearing aid is the least visible when worn, may be appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing loss when seated deeply in the canal.
Behind the Ear (BTE)
The most widely used type of hearing aid, with the BTE the components are worn in a case behind the ear and sound is conducted to a custom ear mold through a plastic tube. Their controls are generally larger and easier to adjust.
Not Your Father’s (BTE) – Open Ear BTE’s
Unlike BTEs which utilize a custom molded earpiece, Open Ear BTEs are small, sleek hearing instruments that attach to ultra-thin, almost invisible tubing and soft, comfortable tips that are inserted into your ears. A common complaint of hearing instrument wearers is the feeling of their ears being plugged up. This is known as occlusion and is caused by the earmold or custom instruments being placed into the ear. By utilizing special tubing and tips, Open Ear BTEs dramatically reduce occlusion by creating a more comfortable listening experience.
Canal Receiver Technology (CRT)
An external receiver provides a smoother frequency response than can be obtained with an acoustic slim tube. Placement of the receiver in the ear canal, provides the fullest access to extended high frequencies. By taking the receiver out of the micro BTE housing and placing it in the ear canal, the Receiver in the Canal or RIC becomes unbelievably small, even with a 312 battery. The tiny case size and transparent wire combine to offer unrivaled cosmetic appeal.
After selecting your hearing aid, our specialists will fit and teach you about your hearing aid. You will know how it works, how to program it, daily cleaning and use, how to manage the batteries and use with a telephone.
Wireless hearing aids
Have you ever had to make the decision between watching TV alone or not being able to hear when your family watches it? Well now you can turn up the volume to your hearing aids independently of everyone else in the room with you. Dr. Lee Shettle offers the latest technology in hearing aids which have the capability to connect wirelessly to your television. Yes, hearing aids which can transform your hearing aids into wireless headphones. It sends stereo sound directly from you tv, stereo or computer directly into your hearing aids from up to seven meters away.
Are you concerned about not being able to hear the phone when a friend or loved one calls you especially when watching TV? With a special Phone Clip+ when someone calls you the telephone call will override the TV so you can decide to then either answer or reject the call without any worry of ever missing a phone call again due to poor hearing.
We also feature the latest technology in hearing aids allowing your hearing aids to be truly wireless stereo headphones, connecting directly to your iphone, ipad or ipad touch. The device can also serve as a "remote control" adjusting your hearing aids for volume, tone and programs etc. This type of technology has the ability to completely change your lifestyle by connecting you with family and friends you love. You can once again be an active participant in every conversation at the dinner table or over a game of cards.