In terms of gaining widespread acceptance by those in need of hearing instruments, the largest strides have been made by recently developed “open-fit” hearing instruments. Not only have these compact instruments proven their ability to help wearers hear better in social settings (which often pose the greatest challenge to hearing instrument users), they are exceedingly comfortable. Open-fit users are particularly enthusiastic about the instruments’ design, which eliminates the need for custom-fitted molds that fit tightly in the ear canal. Instead, open-fit instruments feed processed sound from the small unity, which sits inconspicuously behind the ear, to the ear opening via a slender plastic tube. As a result, there is no plugged feeling in the wearer’s ear. “Open-fit” means just that.
Hearing loss can manifest in different ways. Depending on the degree or severity of the hearing loss, symptoms can range from difficulty understanding a word to problems communicating with others. For more information or to schedule a hearing exam at one of our three convenient locations, please call EAR & HEARING CLINIC. Don’t put off the enjoyment of the sounds in your life any longer, come in and let us help you get back to the world of hearing. “Hear the Sound of Life.”