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Helping you Choose the Perfect Hearing Aid

A clear understanding of conversations is an essential element to achieving a satisfying, independent lifestyle. Individuals with a hearing loss can have the capacity to continue their active lifestyle without skipping a beat thanks to advanced technology hearing aids.

Duncan Hearing Healthcare has so many options available that choosing the perfect hearing aid can be overwhelming. Our trustworthy team has top-level technical knowledge to help make it easier. Thanks to our comprehensive assessment, professional guidance, fitting programming, and consistent follow-up care, we make a big difference in how you view your hearing aid investment.

The Different Types of Hearing Aids

 

Today’s modern hearing aids are streamlined, user-friendly, and so discrete that only those who know you wear a hearing aid will be able to see it. Micro-digital technology improves hearing aid performance and allows for placing that technology in a smaller package.

Advancements in material technology also contribute to the comfort and discreet wearing of hearing aids, adding the capability for your hearing aid to match your skin tone or make a fashion statement, if that’s the way you choose to go.

Along with your choice of style and color, some of our hearing aids also include a variety of connectivity options and a broad range of apps.

These innovations make it possible to use your smartphone to adjust your hearing aid or make it easier to enjoy phone conversations direct to your hearing device. These advanced technologies are making hearing aids cool, eliminating any remaining stigmas associated with them.

Our hearing aid specialists in Fall River, Hyannis, and Dartmouth provide expert fitting, programming and adjustments, tech support, and ongoing follow-up care while providing guidance in choosing from our broad selection of brand name devices, including Widex, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Signia, Starkey, and more.

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  • Shara Porter

    Dr. Duncan has worked tirelessly with me to help adjust my hearing aids for my difficult to fit hearing loss (cookie bite hearing loss). She is so patient and understanding. I've tried other Audiologists, but she is the best!

    4/17/2019
    Patricia Pimental

    Honest hearing healthcare. Detailed explanation about devices and no pressure to buy. Entire staff is pleasant and helpful.

    2/24/2020
    Karen A

    Two years ago I was working with students in a classroom and noticed I couldn’t hear students calling my name from the back of the room.
    I knew that hearing aids would benefit me because of family history.
    I can now hear my grandchildren better, especially outside and can hear and understand the TV better. My daughters are happy that I can hear them when they are behind me or a distance away.
    I would highly recommend this office and the staff who have made my life more pleasurable, they are so professional, kind and friendly.

    10/30/2020
  • Tom Ponton

    Very Professional All my questions were answered and my concerns were addressed. The hearing test results were all explained and I got to try the hearing aids they recommended during my visit. Mine are on order and I can't wait for them to come in.

    6/10/2019
    Elsie Pereira

    From the front office staff to Dr. Alicia, everyone is so great with my 7 year old daughter. They made things as easy as possible for her when she had to put Hearing aids on. They are a great office. I will refer anyone that needs to go for hearing aids that I know!! Keep up the great job everyone!!

    5/10/2018
    Leslie G

    Everyone at Duncan Hearing is extremely friendly and professional and so detailed in their explanations. I didn’t realise I couldn’t hear until I purchased my new aids, if I don’t wear them I notice a huge difference.
    I would recommend them to anyone worried about their hearing.

    10/30/2020

The Different Types of Hearing Aids

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) –  Virtually Invisible

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) – Virtually Invisible

If you have mild to moderate hearing loss, then IIC hearing aids are a viable style choice. They come custom-fitted to the unique shape of your ear canal, and in a choice of colors. The most unique feature of IICs are their deep insertion into the ear canal.

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

The CIC hearing aid can be a great option for mild to severe hearing loss with cosmetic concerns. They are mostly invisible and a bit more powerful than the smaller IIC option.
In-The-Canal (ITC)

In-The-Canal (ITC)

Another option for patients with mild to severe hearing loss is the ITC hearing aid. Because of its slightly larger size, it uses size 312 batteries, allowing wireless capabilities for smartphone streaming.
In-The-Ear (ITE)

In-The-Ear (ITE)

Mildly severe to severe hearing loss patients might find ITE hearing aids to their liking. They feature a sleek design, which fits perfectly to the outer entrance of the ear canal. Features include: comfortable, maximum hearing coverage, available in a variety of colors, custom made to match your skin tone.
Receiver-In-The-Ear (RIC)

Receiver-In-The-Ear (RIC)

RIC style hearing aids are the most versatile hearing instrument on the market and a firm favorite among many audiologists. The receiver or speaker inserts into the ear canal for better sound quality and near invisibility. RIC units provide an easy in-office repair solution or an amplification upgrade if necessary as well as a full spectrum of smartphone streaming.
Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Severe to profound hearing loss patients usually require the additional performance capabilities provided by behind-the-ear hearing aids. Though not invisible, this instrument is more streamlined and lighter weight than its predecessors. Its technology is housed in the casing of these hearing aid, placed behind the ear while the clear plastic acoustical tube sends the amplified sounds into a customized earmold fitted inside the ear canal. 

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