Hearing Aids

All of Millburn Audiology and Balance professionals are Doctors of Audiology and hold a separate New Jersey hearing aid dispensing license.

Hearing Aids and Hearing Aid Evaluations

  • Hearing Screenings
  • Hearing aids – A wide selection of top-quality digital hearing instruments from Oticon
  • Hearing aid service including cleaning, checks, maintenance and repairs
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Custom earmolds for hearing aids, custom swimming molds and recreational or professional hearing protection

Hearing Aid Styles

In-the-Ear Styles
Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a cast or impression of the ear. They’re available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles – each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.

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Invisible In-The-Canal (IIC)
The smallest custom style, IIC instruments sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC are specifically designed for mild to moderate hearing loss.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
The smallest custom style, CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal as they’re nearly invisible when worn.

In-the-Canal (ITC)
ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.

Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE)
Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles, and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they’re widely recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.

Behind-the-Ear Styles
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sounds down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal. BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs.

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Milburn Audiology | Hearing Aid Styles | Behind the Ear Styles
Milburn Audiology | Hearing Aid Styles | Behind the Ear Styles
Milburn Audiology | Hearing Aid Styles | Behind the Ear Styles

Mini BTE with Slim Tube and Tip
Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and have ultra-thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate high frequency losses.

Receiver in the Ear (RITE)
RITE models, also known as RIC (receiver-in-canal) models, are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main body of the instrument. RITE instruments fit mild to severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.

BTE with Earmolds
BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features such as a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.

Millburn Audiology and Balance worlds primarily with Oticon hearing aids. There are numerous styles and Technology levels of hearing aid to meet your needs.

Technology Levels

Hearing aids come in different levels of technology and can be made in numerous styles to fit the patients needs. Hearing aid cost generally depends on the technology and features the instrument has and not necessarily on the style selected. Today’s digital hearing aids are typically offered in different levels from an entry-level to an advanced or premium level. The higher the level the more features and better the technology.

Entry level Oticon digital hearing aids, generally require the wearer to make some manual adjustments, depending on the listeners environment. Premium level hearing aids are more advanced and respond automatically to changes in the listener’s environment, making changes based on the signals detected by the hearing aid. As the level of the technology increases in hearing aids, so does the technology and the advanced features.

Premium Level: Alta 2, Alta 2 Pro, Alta 2, Pro Ti
Alta2’s next-generation BrainHearing™ technology gives your brain the signal it needs to make sense of sound by providing natural and effortless listening. Suffer from tinnitus along with hearing loss, Alta2 Pro Ti includes Oticon’s Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature that provides tinnitus relief sounds that can be used as part of a tinnitus treatment plan.

Alta 2 Features:

  • Speech Guard
  • Spatial Sound – preserves the unique characteristics of speech
  • VAC+Fitting Rationale with Soft Speech Booster – specific programming makes it easier to optimize the audibility of soft sounds without over amplifying other background sound. Provides best personal balance between comfort and emails of speech.
  • Free Focus
  • YouMatic – uses a personal profile to determine how t program the device for your specific needs and sound perception.
  • Inium Sense Feedback Shield
  • Tinnitus Sound Support (Option) – provides sound according to patient preference, reducing the starkness of tinnitus being observed. Easy activation helps patient be guided through tinnitus relief.

Advanced Level: Nera 2, Nera 2 Pro, Nera 2 Pro Ti
Nera2 is Oticon’s advanced mid-level hearing device. Nera2’s next-generation BrainHearing™ technology gives your brain more of the signal it needs for a more natural listening. If you suffer from tinnitus along with hearing loss, Nera2 Pro Ti includes Oticon’s Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature that provides tinnitus relief sounds that can be used as part of a tinnitus treatment plan.

Nera 2 Features:

  • Spatial Sound
  • VAC+Fitting Rationale with Soft Speech Booster
  • Free Focus
  • YouMatic
  • Inium Sense Feedback Shield
  • Tinnitus Sound Support (Option)

Essential Level: Ria 2, Ria 2 Pro, Ria 2 Pro Ti

Ria2 provides all the essentials you need for better hearing. Ria2’s next-generation BrainHearing™ technology gives your brain what it needs to make better sense of sound. If you suffer from tinnitus along with hearing loss, Ria2 Pro Ti includes Oticon’s new Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature that provides tinnitus relief sounds that can be used as part of a tinnitus treatment plan.

  • Free Focus
  • YouMatic
  • Inium Sense Feedback Shield
  • Tinnitus Sound Support (Option)

Power Level: Dynamo 6 Dynamo 8, Dynamo 10

  • Dynamo – A powerful hearing aid option for individual with moderate to severe hearing loss. Oticon has a long history of excellent powerful products for people with significant hearing loss.
  • Speech Rescue – takes speech that is normally In pitches that are inaudible for the listener and is able to transfer the speech to different pitch regions to make it as usable for the listener.
  • Inium Sense Feedback Shield – prevents the hearing aid for whistling and making unwanted noises when sound leaks out of the ear and is reamplified.

How to determine what hearing aid is best:

  • The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements)
  • Manual dexterity & visual abilities
  • Patient budget
  • Cosmetics
  • Anatomical/medical considerations

The Audiologist and patient work together to determine the most appropriate style of Hearing Aids and technology would be the most benefit. Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles. Due to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components, many of today’s hearing aid styles are sleek, compact, and innovative – offering solutions for a mild to profound hearing loss range.

Hearing Aids for Children

Fitting children with hearing aids is extremely important. Identifying and acknowledging hearing loss in a child is the first step appropriately fitting with amplification is next and ensuring the child consistently uses the devices is important.

  • Sensei – a durable easy to use option for children, the sense boasts water resistance and impact resistant hearing aids, able to withstand the high demand of children.
  • Sensei SP – durable and easy to use just like the sense I with extra power for the more severe hearing losses.

All our hearing aids at Millburn Audiology and Balance are fit professionally by a Doctor of Audiology and are guaranteed

Accessories

Phone calls, music, computer video chats, TV, live performances and presentations can be streamed directly into your hearing devices via the Streamer Pro. A free iPhone app can also control your devices. ConnectLine syncs your hearing device with entertainment, information and ideas. ConnectLine works with every style of Oticon wireless hearing device this includes all of our custom In-the-Ear styles and our Receiver-In-The-Ear models.

Streamer Pro – uses blue tooth technology to directly connect your hearing aids to multiple devices. The streamer allows people to get a signal streamed directly into the hearing aids overcoming background noise and poor listening situations. Connecting at its best.

ConnectLine TV Adaptor – wirelessly and easily streams your tv directly through your hearing aids no more missing out when watching your favorite show.

ConnectLine Phone Adaptor – never miss that important phone call or miss out during a conversation the the phone adaptor allow whoever you speaking with to steam directly through your hearing aids.

ConnecLine Microphone – whether in a meeting or our to dinner the connect line directly streams an individual talker directly through your hearing aids. Fighting background noise and guessing what a speaker is saying is a thing of the past when using the discrete connect line microphone.

Wireless Accessories

  • Remote Control – control your hearing aids with ease using the remote control. No ear level adjustments are needed volume control and program switching can all be controlled with this small sleek remote.
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Hearing Aid Services

We also provided open-ended assistance with all your hearing aid purchases in the form of checkups. During these follow-up visits:

  • Professionally clean your hearing aids
  • Reprogramming to make any necessary adjustments
  • Install new batteries
  • Inspect your ears to ensure no wax buildup
  • Ensure that your hearing aids fit properly
  • Since we want to make sure that you’re completely comfortable wearing your hearing aids, we welcome your questions or feedback now and during your continuing care.