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Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids services offered in Wesley Chapel and Zephryhills, FL


Hearing aids are invaluable for combatting the effects of hearing loss. If you’re having difficulties with your hearing, call Vitale Ear, Nose & Throat in Wesley Chapel or Zephyrhills, Florida. The practice’s experienced audiologists can test your hearing and provide you with the perfect hearing aid. Call Vitale Ear, Nose & Throat today or book an appointment online to learn more about the practice’s state-of-the-art range of hearing aids.

Do I need hearing aids?

To determine if you would benefit from hearing aids, you undergo tests with an audiologist at Vitale Ear, Nose & Throat. If they confirm that you have hearing loss, your doctor will recommend hearing aids to improve your hearing.

Adjusting to a new hearing aid takes time. Your doctor programs the hearing aid for your unique hearing loss, but your ears and brain aren’t used to the increased sounds. You could experience sensory overload until your brain adjusts to the hearing aid.

Vitale Ear, Nose & Throat provides ongoing support for patients to help them get used to and care for their hearing aids.

How do I choose a hearing aid?

The experienced Vitale Ear, Nose & Throat staff help you choose the hearing aid that best suits your needs. Manufacturers they work with include:

  • Oticon
  • Phonak
  • ReSound
  • Widex
  • Siemens (Sivantos)
  • Starkey

These industry-leading suppliers provide custom solutions for hearing loss. They’ve developed innovations in sound quality through digital technology, wireless connectivity, speech understanding, reduced distortion, and feedback suppression.

What hearing aid styles can I choose from?

The four major hearing aid styles are:

Completely-in-canal

Completely-in-canal (CIC) or mini-CIC devices fit inside your ear canal. They’re best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. CICs are the smallest hearing aids and are virtually unnoticeable.

CICs don’t include directional microphones, so they’re less likely to pick up wind noise. But that also means these devices aren’t as good for people with severe hearing loss. In addition, CIC batteries are small and tend not to last as long as other designs.

In-the-canal

In-the-canal (ITC) devices sit partly inside your ear canal and partly in the concha (the C-shaped part of your outer ear). ITCs have the same general features as CICs. ITCs are slightly more visible than CICs, but they’re easier to handle because they’re bigger. ITCs are best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

In-the-ear

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are larger, custom-made devices. They’re the most visible hearing aids, but they’re also the easiest to handle and operate. ITEs have two styles: the full shell that fills the entire concha and the half shell that fits the lower part near your ear canal.

ITEs can have volume control settings, which aren’t available in smaller styles like the CIC hearing aids. The ITE is suitable for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

Behind-the-ear

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids have separate receivers connected to a clear tube that wraps over your ear. Newer BTE models are much smaller, and their clear tubing matches the size and shape of your ear, making them less noticeable. The BTE device is suitable for children and adults with hearing loss.

Call Vitale Ear, Nose & Throat today or book an appointment online to select your perfect hearing aid.

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