Hearing Aids Overview

The Importance of Treating Your Hearing Loss

Did you know hearing health impacts your overall health and well being? Leaving hearing loss untreated is highly correlated to:

  • Cognitive Disorders

  • Falls

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Cardiovascular issues

  • Diabetes

  • Sleep apnea

Patients who treat their hearing loss have been shown to have higher quality of life and self-esteem than those who do not seek treatment.

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Hearing Aids Are the Most Common & Effective Hearing Loss Treatment

When selecting a hearing aid, you should consider both your hearing loss needs and your personal preferences. The device should meet your needs in every area, including needs from additional conditions including tinnitus:

  • The severity of your hearing loss

  • The frequency configuration of your hearing loss

  • Your hearing limitations

  • Your activity level and lifestyle

Personal preferences will also steer you as you choose a hearing aid. Some factors to consider are:

  • Cosmetic preferences

  • Budgetary needs

  • Financing options

  • Features and functionality

  • Compatibility with accessories

Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aids are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so finding one that appeals to your lifestyle needs and cosmetic preferences should be easy.

Here are the types available:

  • Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC)

  • Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

  • Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

  • In-the-Canal (ITC)

  • In-the-Ear (ITE)

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Contact Big Sky Audiology Clinic at (406) 656-2003 for more information or to Schedule an Appointment

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