Walnut Creek, California (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Investigating hearing aids can be challenging for the novice buyer because there are numerous different styles and so many different abbreviations used to describe them.To help buyers make sense of the numerous designs and the meanings of all the abbreviations, Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center just recently published a user-friendly guide on their website called Learning the Large Number of Acronyms Used to Define Hearing Aids Styles
The list contains fundamental information on the most widespread Walnut Creek hearing aid styles including:
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
Receiver In the Ear (RITE) or (RIE)
When all the hearing aid styles are written next to each other, it really is easy to understand the reason why shoppers have difficultly distinguishing them. Many of the names and abbreviations are very similar. Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center hopes that the quick reference guide will help clarify some of the important differences between the many styles of hearing aids. While noting that independent research is an important part in selecting the best hearing aid, Hearing Aid Dispensers would caution potential buyers that there is a lot of additional information to be obtained by seeing a hearing care specialist. A hearing care expert can offer advice about which hearing aid styles are appropriate for an individual after discovering more about each person's lifestyle and activities and where the hearing aid will be worn most frequently.
About Toby Hill, BC-HIS
Toby Hill is the owner of Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center and is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Before opening his own practice, Toby was a partner in another hearing aid practice and worked in hearing aid manufacturing. He entered the hearing aid manufacturing industry after 10 years in computer technology, applying what he learned to the delicate electronics and sophisticated programs of modern digital hearing aids. After becoming a hearing aid technology expert, Toby left manufacturing to work directly with patients. He greatly enjoys patient care and helping his patients hear better.
About Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center
Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center takes a consultative approach to hearing health care with an emphasis on patient education. In addition to providing hearing tests and fitting hearing aids in Walnut Creek CA, the staff provides support, counseling, advice and rehabilitation. Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center is concerned about the patient as a person and will match their amplification needs, lifestyle, and budget with the hearing instrument best suited for them. The goal at Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center is to provide patients the best possible, individualized hearing care. Contra Costa Hearing Aid Center has offices in downtown Walnut Creek and in Brentwood CA.