User-Friendly Guide to Hearing Aid Model Options Released by the Audiologists at Advanced Hearing Care in Charleston SC

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Advanced Hearing Care produced the guide to hearing aid types to assist citizens of Charleston SC better understand the choices available to them.

Award-Winning Charleston Audiologist Dr. Mary Anne Larkin with Patient

Award-Winning Charleston Audiologist Dr. Mary Anne Larkin with Patient

Investigating hearing aids can be challenging for the first time buyer because there are numerous distinct types and numerous different acronyms employed to describe them. Advanced Hearing Care hopes that the quick reference list of standard hearing aid designs and terminology recently added to their internet site will help Charleston and Mount Pleasant residents better appreciate their hearing aid choices.

The page titled Differentiating Hearing Aid Types and Acronyms contains information on the following primary hearing aid types (presented alphabetically): Behind the Ear (BTE), Completely in Canal (CIC), Half Shell (HS), In the Ear (ITE), In the Canal (ITC), Invisible in Canal (IIC), Open Ear / Open Fit and Receiver In the Ear (RIE or RITE).

It is instantly clear how similar many of the hearing aid names and abbreviations are when listed side-by-side. The quick reference guide written by Advanced Hearing Care is a first step in clearing up some of that confusion. While noting that online research is an important step in selecting the best hearing aid, Audiologists would caution consumers that there is a lot of additional information to be obtained by seeing a hearing care professional. The Audiologists help buyers narrow the options by inquiring about lifestyle, activities and the environments in which the hearing aid will be used. These are all important factors in picking the right hearing aid.

About Dr. Mary Anne Larkin
Dr. Mary Anne Larkin completed her Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) at the University of Florida and has been in the audiology profession since 1983. She is board certified by the American Academy of Audiology and is a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the South Carolina Academy of Audiology. Dr. Larkin has served on numerous audiology committees and boards on a state and national level and is a past president of the South Carolina Academy of Audiology. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards including “Audiologist of the Year” from the Audiological Resource Association and the “Elizabeth P. Wade Outstanding Audiologist of South Carolina”.

About Advanced Hearing Care:
Advanced Hearing Care has served the greater Charleston area and its surrounding communities for 20 years. They offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling, tinnitus assessments and auditory processing evaluations. Advanced Hearing Care is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technological advancements in the hearing industry and are committed to offering the most current options to their patients.

Dr. Mary Anne Larkin

Advanced Hearing Care
900 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Ste 101
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 628-4844

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