Hearing Aids Specialist

Beach Cities Hearing Solutions

Audiologists located in Torrance, CA

If you suffer from hearing loss, a hearing aid can make a big difference in your daily life and personal relationships. Jonathan Leiterman, ScD, and the friendly team at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions can help you find the right hearing aid to address your hearing loss and fit your personal lifestyle. Don’t let hearing loss keep you from spending time with loved ones or participating in the activities you enjoy. Call the office in Torrance, California, today, or make an appointment online.

Hearing Aids Q & A

What are hearing aids?

Hearing aids are small devices that are worn behind the ear, within the outer ear, or inside the ear canal. They help people with hearing loss by amplifying sound, so it’s easier to hear. 

Advances in technology have made modern hearing aids smaller, more lightweight, and more effective at restoring hearing than older types of hearing aids.

Am I a candidate for a hearing aid?

You may benefit from a hearing aid if you have one of the following conditions:

  • Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis)
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Ménière's disease

A comprehensive hearing test at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions can determine the cause of your hearing loss, and provide information about whether you’re a candidate for hearing aids.

What kinds of hearing aids are available?

There are a variety of different kinds of hearing aids available. If you’re a candidate for a hearing aid, the experienced team at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions can help you decide which device will best meet your personal needs. 

Hearing aids are classified by their position in or near your ear, and fall into the following categories: 

  • Completely in canal (CIC): a small hearing aid that fits entirely within your ear canal
  • In the canal (ITC): rests partially in your ear canal and partly outside of your ear
  • In the ear (ITE): fits within your outer ear
  • Behind the ear (BTE): rests behind your ear and is held in place with an over-ear hook 
  • Receiver in canal (RIC): hooks over your ear and is connected to a receiver in your ear canal
  • Open fit: same as RIC but provides more space in your ear canal

Within these categories, there are additional options, such as rechargeable hearing aids, color, and design choices, and more.

How do I take care of my hearing aids?

Hearing aids are durable and don’t require extensive care. Usually, all you need to do is wipe them with a soft cloth and store them safely while sleeping, showering, or swimming. 

Most hearing aids last several years, depending on how long you wear them each day and other factors.

If you think a hearing aid might be right for you, schedule an appointment at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions by calling the office or booking online today.