Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss as well as their family, friends, and associates.

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Hearing Aids: An Overview

Hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss as well as their family, friends, and associates. Once corrected, patients with hearing loss can more effectively engage in conversations both professionally and socially. This greatly reduces the stresses a hearing loss causes.

Research has shown that an untreated hearing impairment can result in withdrawal from social activities and cognitive decline. Use of a hearing aid also reduces the stress family, friends and coworkers experience.

Miscommunication leads to difficulties for the person experiencing hearing loss and those around them. Don’t let poor hearing cause you to miss out on life’s many special moments. Explore how a digital hearing instrument can impact your life.

Finding the right hearing aid for you

People in need of a hearing aid are specially positioned at this moment in time for the most innovative solutions in the history of hearing aids. Most major hearing aid manufacturers offer high-powered digital hearing aids with incredibly fast processing systems, wireless connectivity to increase wearer accessibility, and sophisticated and sleek design.

To find the best fit and the right hearing aid for you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly audiologists. From a consultation and hearing examination, we will find the best hearing aid to meet your specific hearing needs.

At Greentree, our audiologists provide patients with intentional care and consideration of how your hearing health radiates into all areas of your life. At your consultation, we will discuss your daily activities and medical history to give a better picture of how hearing solutions may fit into your life.

The hearing examination is a brief, painless series of tests to measure your hearing abilities by ear. The results will appear on an audiogram, which will help us decide together what hearing aid is best for you.

Hearing Aid Brands


Widex has over 60 years of experience with a natural curiosity in finding solutions to individual hearing loss. Their approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first fully digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as their own revolutionary wireless technology.

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Founded in 1967, Starkey Hearing Technologies is an American-owned and operated manufacturer of hearing devices. Currently based in Minnesota, Starkey strives to create a flexible and seamless listening experience.

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Headquartered in Ballerup, Denmark, ReSound was founded in 1943 by Dr. Rodney Perkins of Stanford University. GN ReSound is known for great sound quality, design excellence and meaningful solutions that help hearing impaired people rediscover sounds. ReSound is an innovator within the hearing industry leading the way with breakthrough technology.

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Phonak is owned by Sonova Holding AG, an internationally active Swiss company headquartered in Stäfa that specializes in hearing care solutions. Since 1947, the Swiss manufacturer Phonak has been committed to changing lives and reconnecting people to their passions and loved ones with state-of-the-art hearing technology.

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Company Information: Signia is a hearing aid manufacturer owned by the Sivantos Group. Since March of 2019, Sivantos Group has been part of WS Audiology, a company formed that day through the combination of Singapore-headquartered Sivantos with Lynge/Denmark-based Widex.

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Oticon is a hearing aid manufacturer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in 1904 by Hans Demant, whose wife had hearing loss. Instead of a typical corporate board of directors, Oticon is controlled by the Oticon Foundation, a charitable organization with a mandate both to grow their business and to help people with hearing loss.

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Not all conversations are the same, so Unitron developed its new North platform. Based on the strong foundation of Unitron’s proven sound quality, the new North platform is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in natural sound. A greater dynamic range, clean handling of signals and tightly integrated algorithms shape the sound quality in a way that’s totally unique to Unitron.

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Hearing Aid Technology Levels

Hearing aids come in four general technology levels: Premium, Advanced, Intermediate, and Essential.

Selecting the proper hearing aid greatly depends on your lifestyle and, to a lesser degree, the actual hearing loss. Are you active professionally and socially? What activities do you enjoy? Are you in challenging environments?

We take this information along with evaluation results to guide you through the selection process to insure you get the hearing aid that best matches your needs and budget. Greentree Hearing & Audiology will recommend the right level of hearing aid based on your hearing loss, listening environment and budget.

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Hearing Aid Wearing Styles

invisible in canal hearing aids

Invisible in Canal (IIC):

This hearing aid model is molded to fit completely inside your ear canal. The outer faceplate of the shell is barely visible in the ear canal. The CIC is a very discreet option that can fit a mild to moderate hearing loss.

completely in canal hearing aids

Complete in Canal (CIC):

This hearing aid model is molded to fit completely inside your ear canal. The outer faceplate of the shell is barely visible in the ear canal. The CIC is a very discreet option that can fit a mild to moderate hearing loss.

in the canal hearing aids

In the Canal (ITC):

ITC instruments are custom built for your ear, so they fit snugly and comfortably. Only the face of the device extends into the outer ear, while the body extends into your ear canal. The slightly larger design offers extra power, making the ITC a great selection for mild to mildly severe hearing loss.

in the ear hearing aids

In the Ear (ITE):

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are also known as custom hearing aids because they are individually manufactured to fit a person’s ear. They range from the so-called Micro-CIC instrument, which fits completely in the ear canal, to the full-shell hearing aid, which completely fills the bowl of the ear.

receiver in the ear hearing aids

Mini Receiver in Canal (mini-RIC):

The Mini receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) is the smallest RIC ever designed and is virtually unseen when worn. The Mini RIC might be tiny but it packs a punch when it comes to performance, style and one of a kind features.

behind the ear BTE hearing aids

Traditional Behind the Ear (BTE):

The traditional BTE packs more power and reach than smaller devices and can offer both manual flexibility for control and automation for individuals with mild to severe hearing loss.

Power Behind the Ear:

The BTE is a popular style worn behind the ear that connects to an ear mold that rests inside the outer ear. Sound is conducted from the hearing aid into the ear mold. Although this can be the largest type of hearing aid, it is also the most powerful and often the easiest to adjust. BTE hearing aids are appropriate for the treatment of almost all types of hearing loss.

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Sherry Pickett, Doctor of Audiology
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