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Custom Hearing Aids for Hearing Loss

Hearing Unlimited carries all different styles of hearing aids, making sure that finding the perfect hearing aid is easy and painless. Some of the various styles we offer include but are not limited to: 

  • Behind The Ear Hearing Aids
  • Bluetooth Style Hearing Aids
  • In Canal Hearing Aids
  • Completely In Canal Hearing Aids
  • iPhone Compatible Hearing Aids
  • Android Compatible Hearing Aids

Hearing Unlimited takes pride in our personalized care approach and offers patients a 7-day test drive on all devices first to ensure you have the best hearing equipment that will truly fit into your daily life. In addition, our Unlimited Service Promise offers patients free lifetime hearing aid batteries, check-ups, maintenance, fittings, consultations and adjustments to make sure that your hearing aid will always be performing at its best. 

Ready to get started? Our team of hearing aid specialists will help you determine which hearing aid style is right for you.


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Different Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids: How To Choose The Right One?  

Most people have no idea which kind of hearing aid they need, and will fail to comply with usage guidelines if the device does not make a difference in their lives. Hearing Unlimited provides an infinite amount of resources and services to make sure you're choosing the right hearing aids for your lifestyle. We provide standard and wireless hearing aids that are in the canal, completely in the canal, and behind the ear, fitting the needs of every patient. 

(H5) How to Know What Hearing Aid is Right for You? 

  • Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) - Completely invisible, sitting deep in the ear canal ensuring accurate sound. They’re sculpted to perfectly fit your ear canal, and are designed for daily removal.  
  • Completely-In-Canal (CIC) - Micro-technology allows them to be worn deep inside the ear canal, and they are programmed with automatic or push-button settings. Not designed for daily removal. 
  • Behind-The-Ear (BTE & MiniBTE) - Sit behind the ear and amplify sound down a tube into the customized ear mold in your ear. These hearing aids offer more power than a custom-made hearing aid and are ideal for active wears and all degrees of hearing loss.  
  • Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) - Also known as “Open-Ear” hearing aids, Receiver-In-Canal hearing aids are the newest design to reduce or eliminate that plugged up feeling hearing aid users can sometimes experience. They fit a large range of hearing loss and have the most flexibility in programming. They are also water resistant and very durable. 
  • In-The-Canal (ITC) - Small, custom made hearing aids that fit the shape of your ear canal. They are barely visible in the ear and easy to use with the phone. They may not work well with smaller ears.  
  • In-The-Ear (ITE) - Custom made to fit comfortably in your ear. The larger size makes it easy to insert, and it has easy-to-operate features such as volume control. These aids are used to help mild to severe hearing loss.

Hearing Unlimited provides hearing aid care across the greater Pittsburgh area. With five locations and the ability to make house calls, our team of hearing doctors will help you determine which hearing aid is right for you, wherever you are. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and free hearing screening.

Choosing the Best Bluetooth Hearing Aids

Bluetooth-Enabled Hearing Aids

Bulky analog hearing devices are a thing of the past. The latest hearing aids are discreet, smart, wireless, and come with great Bluetooth capabilities. However, finding the best Bluetooth hearing aids for you is like choosing your preferred smartphone, it’s personal. A hearing care professional from Hearing Unlimited can help you find the right Bluetooth hearing aids for you and show you how to pair them with your Apple or Android phone – and other devices.     

Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids can make you feel like you are wearing headphones instead of hearing aids, easily becoming one of your essential smart accessories. Depending on what features matter to you, choosing Bluetooth hearing aids might be a perfect fit. People who are most compatible for Bluetooth hearing aids are typically looking for:

  • Excellent sound experience that adapts with you and your lifestyle
  • Hundreds of streaming options from your favorite devices connected via Bluetooth to your hearing aids 
  • Discreet wireless accessories and apps for easy use
  • Long-lasting power and easy charging so your hearing aids work when you do

If you’re considering Bluetooth hearing aids, the next step is to see a hearing aid specialist at Hearing Unlimited. They will be able to identify what hearing aids match your hearing loss and lifestyle requirements, as well as show you how to get the best experience while wearing them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Keep My Hearing Aids In Their Best Condition?

Hearing aids are an electronic device that require regular maintenance and occasional repairs. It’s common for patients to endure problems with their hearing aids, rather than get them fixed in a timely fashion.

At Hearing Unlimited, when it’s time for cleaning, repairs, or other maintenance, you know exactly where to go. You just have to come back to Hearing Unlimited. You’ll get free maintenance and programming services for the lifetime of your hearing aid, as well as free hearing aid batteries, free check-ups, and our generous warranty plans.

How Do I Connect My Hearing Aids To My iPhone?

If you have Bluetooth compatible hearing aids, you can connect to your devices with a few simple steps. Here are some general set-up instructions for pairing your iPhone with your hearing aids.

  1. First make sure your Bluetooth is turned on by going into “Settings” then to “Bluetooth” on your iPhone.
  2. Make sure your hearing aids are powered on so your iPhone can detect them.
  3. Go to “Settings” then “General” and then “Accessibility.”
  4. Once you’re in “Accessibility” scroll down and select the “MFI Hearing Devices” option.
  5. Select the name and model of your hearing aid when it appears. There will be a checkmark next to it once it’s connected.
  6. Select “Pair” to complete the connection. Note: if you are connecting two hearing aids you will receive two pairing requests.

You’re all set! Enjoy music, phone calls, and more!

Are Hearing Aid Styles Based On Hearing Loss Type? 

While all of today's hearing aids offer exceptional sound quality and comfort, certain styles may be preferable to others based on your ears and hearing ability.

For example, if you have profound hearing loss and require a more powerful hearing aid, behind-the-ear hearing aids would be best for you because they hold larger batteries. If you have dexterity issues, very small styles such as in-the-canal or completely-in-the-canal hearing aids may not be the right choice for you, because the controls on these devices are tiny. 

The hearing aid specialists at Hearing Unlimited will work with you to find the style that best matches your needs.

What Are Common Problems People Face When Adjusting To Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids can take some getting used to. Hearing loss does not just reside in the ears, but in the brain as well. Certain sounds, like the wind, might be alarming to you at first since it's been a while since you've been able to clearly hear. Don't worry though, the brain will adjust and everything will start to sound normal again. Be patient and realize that the more you wear your hearing aids the more your brain will get used to forgotten sounds. We at Hearing Unlimited recommend wearing your hearing aids most of the time you're awake. Strike up conversations to see how it feels to be speaking to someone and wait a few weeks until you try them out in a noisy environment as it can be overwhelming for new users at first.

Who Should I Consult Before Purchasing A Hearing Aid?

Under federal and state rules, hearing aids generally must be provided by an audiologist or a licensed dispenser. You are also supposed to get a medical evaluation first – to make sure you do not have a serious ear disease – though most consumers waive this requirement. 

When you come to Hearing Unlimited, a trained, licensed audiologist will help you select a model that’s the perfect fit for you.