North Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 12, 2013
The new guide to hearing aid alternatives will make it more convenient for North Miami-area residents to learn the terms and acronyms commonly used to refer to various hearing aid designs.
Hearing aids can be challenging to research because of the extensive amount of new vocabulary and abbreviations used to refer to them. It is especially tough for the first time hearing aid shopper. To help the public make sense of the various types and the definitions of all the abbreviations, Progressive Hearing recently posted a quick reference guide called Hearing Aid Style and Type List – What Do All Those Abbreviations Mean?
The subsequent major hearing aid styles are included in the list, which is displayed alphabetically: Behind the Ear (BTE), Completely in Canal (CIC), Deep Canal (DC), Extended Wear Hearing Aids, In the Ear (ITE), In the Canal (ITC), Invisible in Canal (IIC), Open Ear / Open Fit, Receiver In the Ear (RIE).
It becomes immediately apparent how similar many of the hearing aid names and abbreviations are when listed side-by-side. The guide written by Progressive Hearing is one step in the right direction toward clearing up some of that confusion. Once consumers understand the major styles of hearing aids, the Audiologists at Progressive Hearing encourage making an appointment with a hearing care specialist. A hearing care professional can provide advice about which hearing aid types are best suited for an individual after discovering more about that person's lifestyle and activities and where the hearing aid will be used most often.
About Dr. Susan Roth
Dr. Susan Roth is an Audiologist and the owner of Progressive Hearing. Dr. Roth obtained her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Ohio obtaining a Certificate in Gerontology from The Scripps Gerontology Center. Dr. Roth sought her Doctorate in Audiology at the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1995. Later that year she moved to Florida and now calls the Sunshine State her home after having lived all over the US and Europe as an "Air Force Child".
About Progressive Hearing:
Progressive Hearing has provided hearing aids in North Miami, Florida and its surrounding communities for over 10 years. The company offers a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. The staff at Progressive Hearing is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technological advancements in the hearing industry and is committed to offering the most current options to their patients. Initial evaluations and consultations are free of charge. Progressive Hearing is located in the Sans Souci Plaza in North Miami.
2232 NE 123rd St
North Miami, FL 33181