With Shelby Hearing Center as your hearing health partner, you’re assured of receiving the best possible hearing solution for your needs, lifestyle and preferences. Our goal is to maximize your hearing ability, while ensuring optimal comfort and convenience.
Dedicated to finding the ideal solution for you
Shelby Hearing Center patients enjoy access to an outstanding array of hearing aid brands, styles, technologies and options from leading manufacturers, including Unitron, Resound, Starkey and Widex. Before recommending a hearing solution for you, we’ll precisely evaluate your hearing ability and carefully consider your lifestyle and preferences. We want you to be 100% confident that your hearing aids are the ideal fit for you.
The following information is intended to provide a basic overview of the different hearing aid styles. We’ll gladly answer your questions and discuss which style may be your best choice.
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing or a tiny wire that routes sounds down to a tip or custom earmold in the ear canal. BTEs are available in a broad range of colors and designs to complement your skin tone — or to make a bold statement about your person style.
In-the-ear (ITE) styles of hearing aids are custom fit to the shape of your outer ear and/or ear canal. They’re available in different colors to blend with your skin tone. The ITE styles described below range from smallest to largest.
Assistive listening devices
At Shelby Hearing Center, you have access to a variety of assistive listening devices (ALDs) designed to optimize the performance of hearing aids in specific situations, such as listening to a TV or stereo system, using the telephone or hearing conversation in extremely noisy environments.
Custom hearing protection
Prevention is truly the best remedy for hearing loss, and Shelby Hearing Center encourages you to protect your hearing whenever you’re exposed to excessive noise — at work, in the yard with power equipment or while enjoying your favorite leisure activities, such as hunting, ATV riding and attending auto races, concerts or sporting events. We offer hearing protection products that are customized to your needs and the precise shape of your ear. As a result, you get both maximum protection and extended wearing comfort.