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8500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1028, Beverly Hills, CA  90211

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Technology can be confusing. How can you tell if you need a simple analogue instrument or the latest technology with digital noise reduction and directional microphones?


Analogue hearing instruments have simple amplifiers, which will amplify all of the sounds around you, including background noise. Digital hearing instruments work by converting sound into a signal which is processed into millions of electronic calculations per second from a tiny micro-chip inside the hearing aid. Background noises can be identified and reduced, allowing you to understand speech better and more clearly. Some digital instruments can even automatically adjust for volume so that you do not even need to adjust them yourself.


Our job is to explain your test results in a simple manner, and consider your lifestyle needs and the size and shape of your ears to make that determination. We strongly believe in giving you several options to choose from and explaining the differences between analogue and digital processors so you can make an informed, intelligent choice.


We offer a selection of hearing instruments from the world’s top hearing instrument manufacturers, such as:


  1. Sonic Innovations

  2. Widex

  3. Starkey

  4. GN Resound

  5. Phonak

  6. Siemens


Depending on the needs of the patient, we make these selections and give you some different choices. Of course, we can access almost every other brand, if requested.

Choose from many different types of hearing instruments!


The Hearing Spa offers the latest technology to help you hear better.


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How Do You Know Which Hearing Instrument You Need?

INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY

• Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC): This is the smallest and most cosmetic instrument. It fits completely in the ear canal, making CICs practically invisible.  Besides being the most discreet, wind noise is reduced because the microphone is recessed deeply into the opening of the ear canal.  Telephone use without whistling (feedback) may also be a benefit.


• In-The-Canal (ITC): This is the most popular instrument. It is slightly larger than a CIC. At about the size of a dime, these hearing aids fit mostly in the ear canal so they are hardly noticeable.  They allow for more options, if desired, such as volume controls and directional microphones.


• In-The-Ear (ITE): These hearing aids are about the size of a quarter and fit in the outer portion of the ear and the ear canal. They’re easy to hold for people with arthritic hands and allow for the ITC options if desired, plus a tele-coil for built-in telephone use without annoying feedback!


• Behind-The-Ear (BTE): A small, curved case fits around the back of the ear and is connected to the ear canal by a clear ear mold. These instruments allow for more power to be delivered to your ears as your hearing becomes worse, as well as all of the options mentioned above.  These hearing instruments are the least susceptible to wax and moisture from the ear canal as well due to the placement of the circuitry.  They usually do not interfere with eyeglasses or sunglasses.

Types of Hearing Aids