Hearing Aids

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Types of Hearing Aids
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Types of Hearing Aids

A hearing aid can help individuals experiencing hearing loss to hear more of the world around them—clearly. Your audiologist, Dr. Chaves at Cambridge Audiology, will test your level of hearing to determine if you are a good candidate for hearing aids. He will also help you decide on the best type of hearing aid to meet your hearing requirements. You can rely on us for a hearing device in Cambridge.


All hearing aids contain:

  • A microphone to pick up sounds

  • An amplifier to make sounds louder

  • A receiver to send the louder signals to the eardrum

  • And a battery to act as the power source

There are five main types of hearing aids: 

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) micro-technology

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) micro-technology allows this type of hearing aid to be worn deep inside the ear canal. CICs are so tiny they are almost invisible when worn. 

In-the-canal (ITC) In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids

In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids are smaller than the ITE style and are also custom made to fit the size and shape of your ear canal. 

In-the-ear (ITE) In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are custom-made and fit comfortably inside the ear. 

The behind-the-ear (BTE) The behind-the-ear (BTE)

The behind-the-ear (BTE) style sits behind the ear, while the amplified sound passes down a tube to a customized ear mould which fits in your ear. 

Open-Ear Open-Ear hearing

Open-ear hearing aids are the newest design to reduce or eliminate that echo or plugged up feeling wearers can sometimes experience (referred to as the occlusion effect). They are easy to wear and barely noticeable. 

If you have questions regarding hearing or hearing aids, contact Cambridge Audiology. 

Digital Hearing Aids

Sophisticated hearing aids are now available that employ digital signal processing with many advanced features to optimize your hearing. These hearing aids provide excellent sound quality and have been shown to provide significant benefit in difficult listening situations. These hearing aids contain a computer chip and are programmed on the computer by your Audiologist to match your hearing loss.

The Digital Revolution Has Arrived

Digital hearing aid features include dual microphones which allow you to hear better in noisy situations. Some can even identify the source of the noise and reduce it. They feature open technology that keeps the ear canal unobstructed, eliminating that ‘talking in a barrel’ sound known as “the occlusion effect.”

With features like feedback cancellation you get the message loud and clear minus the annoying whistle.

Hands-free technology automatically adjusts to your listening environment, whether you are on the phone, in a crowd or in wind.


Wireless technology allows you to hear your cell phone, television and home phone in stereo, directly through your hearing aids.

Digital Hearing Aid Technology Levels: Hear Your World Loud and Clear

There are many options available. There are three basic technology levels: Standard, Advanced and Premium. Each level offers digital hearing solutions to best match your hearing loss and to best address your hearing needs, preferences, lifestyle and budget.

Who Should You See for Hearing Aids?

If you suspect you have a hearing loss and may need hearing aids, make sure you see an Audiologist at Cambridge Audiology. Most people with hearing loss benefit greatly from hearing aids. However, today's hearing aids are much more complex than in the past and they require extensive knowledge to prescribe them accurately. An Audiologist has the advanced education needed to prescribe and fit today's high technology hearing instruments with the precision these devices require. 


To be on the safe side, consult with a qualified audiologist for the following:

  • Hearing test

  • Interpretation of your hearing test results

  • A prescription for hearing aids

  • Hearing aid fitting

  • Follow-up care and maintenance

Contact Cambridge Audiology today to schedule an appointment for a hearing assessment or to see if hearing aids are a feasible option to help you recover more sounds in your everyday life.

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