Hearing aids are devices that help people with hearing loss. Raymond L. Yung, MD, PC, is a state-of-the-art ear, nose, and throat practice with offices in Lower Manhattan in New York City, the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, and the Flushing neighborhood in Queens, New York, that offers evaluation and fittings for hearing aids. Raymond Yung, MD, and the other board-certified otolaryngologists also provide audiology testing. Call or book your hearing aid consultation online today. Walk-ins are welcome at the practice.
Hearing aids are small electrical devices that you wear in or behind your ear to improve hearing. These devices make sounds louder, allowing you to hear and participate in conversations.
Hearing aids have three main parts: microphone, amplifier, and speaker.
The microphone receives sound from the outside world and converts it into electrical signals that get sent to the amplifier.
The amplifier boosts the signal.
The speaker in the hearing aid receives the boosted signal, increasing the sound you hear.
There are three main types of hearing aids. The experts at Raymond L. Yung, MD, PC, talk to you about the hearing aid types and determine which one makes the best choice for you.
The types of hearing aids include:
BTE hearing aids have a plastic piece that goes around the back of your ear and a soft piece (earmold) that goes inside the ear.
ITE hearing aids fit snugly in the ear. Your provider at Raymond L. Yung, MD, PC, may recommend this type of hearing aid to treat mild to moderate hearing loss.
Some ITE hearing aids have an added feature called a telecoil that makes it easier to listen to conversations on the phone.
ITC hearing aids are like ITE hearing aids but are made from molds of your ear canal for a perfect fit.
CIC hearing aids go inside the canal, making the hearing aid invisible to the outside world.
In addition to the styles, there are analog and digital hearing aids, which use different technology to transmit sound.
You can expect a thorough and patient-centered exam during your hearing aid consultation at Raymond L. Yung, MD, PC. Before making any specific recommendations, your provider may recommend audiology testing to assess the severity of your hearing loss.
If you meet the criteria, they talk to you about hearing aids and the type most suited for you based on the results of your testing. They also provide hearing aid fittings so you find a device that’s comfortable.
To schedule a hearing aid consultation at Raymond L. Yung, MD, PC, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today.