What Are Hearing Aids and How Can They Help?

Learn how hearing aids can improve your life, see the different styles, and get some pointers on how to choose.

What Are Hearing Aids and How Can They Help?

Learn how hearing aids can improve your life, see the different styles, and get some pointers on how to choose.

Hear Better & Improve Your Life

A hearing aid is an electronic device worn in or behind the ear to amplify sound and help users hear better in all different environments. No external controls are necessary, as these tiny powerhouses fit securely in the ear canal and automatically adjust to your environment, giving you a worry-free, natural listening experience.

  • Hear and participate in conversations at work, outdoors, and in restaurants
  • Enjoy audio streamed directly to your ears from your favorite devices
  • Maintain relationships with friends and loved ones
  • Keep your workplace skills and earning power on track
  • Experience increased safety when driving, taking public transportation, and traveling
  • Prevent loneliness and isolation (which can contribute to medical issues)

hearing loss patient reviewing hearing aid styles

Finding the Hearing Aid Style That is Right for You

Finding your hearing aid style is personal and depends largely on three factors.

  • Your degree of hearing loss.
    In-the-Ear and Behind-the-Ear hearing aids styles are better for treating severe hearing loss, while custom hearing aids worn in the ear canal are a favorite of those with mild to moderate hearing loss.
  • Your lifestyle and interests.
    Are you an avid hiker, a movie buff, or a foodie? You can choose a style that helps block out the wind, streams sound directly to your smart device, or easily adjusts in noisy environments.
  • Your personal preferences.
    For some people, comfort is king. For others, it’s all about convenience. And, of course, some want the most discreet hearing aid possible. There is a style to suit your needs.

What Are Wireless Hearing Aids?

Wireless hearing aids share information with each other by exchanging electronic signals. That helps your hearing aids automatically adjust to your surroundings.

Wireless hearing aids also use Bluetooth technology to communicate with smartphones, tablets, TVs, and hearing accessories. Wireless hearing aid users love streaming sound from their favorite devices and having the ability to conveniently customize what they hear.

Learn More About Our Apps

Beltone Android and Behind The Hearing Aid

Hearing Aid Styles

Our hearing aid products are available in a variety of styles

Beltone Receiver In Ear Hearing Aid

Receiver-in-Ear (RIE)

The most popular style and virtually invisible, it features a tiny casing that hides behind your ear and connects via a miniature transparent tube to a tiny component in your ear canal.

In The Ear Beltone Hearing Aid Style

Custom Hearing Aids

Custom hearing aids include some of the smallest styles available. They are custom-made to fit your ear anatomy for the best comfort and sound quality.

Beltone Behind The Ear Hearing Aid Style

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Small, easy to wear all day, and budget-friendly, BTE matches to your hair and complexion and is easily hidden. It helps the entire spectrum of hearing loss, from mild to severe.

Interested in Trying Hearing Aids?

Take the time to discuss the pros and cons of each hearing aid style with our hearing care professionals

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