The Future of Hearing Technology is Today

The large, clunky devices that you may remember your grandparents wearing have unfortunately created a stigma around hearing aids.

But that is quickly changing with the latest hearing technology being incredibly powerful yet small, discreet, and, in some cases, practically invisible.

So much so, that in 2020 – it’s expected that a number of earphone brands will be entering the hearing aid industry to use some of the latest ground-breaking technology and make it mainstream.

If a hearing assessment shows that prescription hearing aids would be beneficial for your short-term day-to-day life and your long-term hearing health, then we will be able to introduce you to different levels of hearing technology based on your unique circumstances, lifestyle, and budget.

We’ll then work with you to create a comprehensive hearing care plan, which allows you to care for your long-term hearing health as well as getting the best results from your technology.

If you have a question or would like to discuss one of our hearing care packages in more depth, then you can contact us by calling (541) 612-7555.


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The Different Styles of Hearing Aids

Invisible-in-canal (IIC) Hearing Aid

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) – Tiny & Often Invisible

Ideal for mild to moderate hearing loss, these custom-fitted aids come in a choice of colors and are inserted deeper into the ear canal than other styles. So, depending on the shape of your ear, they’re practically invisible when worn, which is a huge plus for the style-conscious wearer. For optimum comfort and hygiene, ensure you remove them daily.

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) Hearing Aid

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

Unlike the IICs, these aids are easily inserted and extracted from the ear canal, as the small “handle” peeps out the side. Custom-made and almost invisible, they come in a range of colors, and they’re a good choice for anyone with mild to moderate hearing loss that also suffers from a touch of diminished dexterity.

In-the-canal (ITE) Hearing Aid

In-The-Canal (ITC)

Mild to mildly severe hearing loss patients will benefit from ITC hearing aids due to their custom-fit, skin colored design, and easy to insert/extract structure. Easily disguised as part of your natural ear, these aids are the perfect option for someone whose hearing is diminishing at a steady pace.

In-the-ear (ITE) Hearing Aid

In-The-Ear (ITE)

Mildly severe to severe hearing loss patients can benefit from choosing the ITE hearing aids, as these provide maximum hearing coverage and comfort, due to their sleek design that molds perfectly to the outer entrance of the ear canal. Available in all sorts of colors, they’re custom made and can be matched to your skin tone.

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) Hearing Aid

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)

Barely visible when worn, the RIC style is an instrument in which the receiver, or speaker, is inside the ear canal. Thin electrical wires are used instead of a plastic acoustical tube, reducing distortion. RIC hearing aids provide a comfortable, open fit and are perfect for mild to moderate hearing loss.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) Hearing Aid

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

When you think of hearing aids, the chances are you’re thinking of the BTE design. Usually worn by moderate to severe hearing loss patients, the technology is housed in the casing of these hearing aids, ensuring they rest comfortably behind the ear while the clear plastic acoustical tube sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold that’s fitted inside the canal. Available in many different colors, they come with easy to use buttons and are highly discreet.  

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Schedule a Hearing Assessment

If you are ready to schedule your hearing assessment, then you can complete the form on this page or you can call us at (541) 612-7555.

We’ll then be able to find a convenient time and book you some time with our team of hearing care experts.

We look forward to seeing you soon.