Platte Valley

Serving Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Yuma, CO

To our beloved patients:
We will be in the office from 9-4PM (M-Thu, 9-12 on Friday) answering phone calls and will be offering curbside service for adjustments, cleanings and other services. We ask that you please first call ahead explaining what is needed, then call as you park. We will be gloved and will pick up hearing aids from your window. If batteries or other parts are needed, we can run those out as well. We just ask that you stay in your vehicle, this way we can still provide services to our wonderful patients in a safe and healthy manor. We will keep you updated on here as the COVID 19 situation changes daily.
Thank you for your understanding!
PVHC Staff 970-867-9993

Hearing Aids

Different Types of Hearing Aids

DIGITAL technology is the most sophisticated hearing aid technology. Digital technology gives the audiologist maximum control over sound quality and sound processing characteristics.

BTE: Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids have the most circuit options and typically have more power than any of the custom made in-the-ear aids. BTEs "sit" on the back of your ear. They are connected to custom-made earmolds. These aids can now be fitted with an invisible slim tube instead of the plastic tubing.

Open BTE: Open Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids use tiny casing and a nearly invisible slim tube. Open fittings offer a cosmetically apppealing option. They are lightweight and tiny, with a transparent dome that makes them less noticeable than aids with custom earmolds.

ITE: In-The-Ear hearing aids are more visible and the easiest to handle of the custom made aids. They have a longer battery life than completely-in-the-canal aids.

ITC: In-The-Canal hearing aids are slightly less visible than ITEs. They require good dexterity to control the volume wheels and other controls on the faceplate.

CIC: Completely-In-the-Canal hearing aids are one of the more cosmetically appealing custom made aids. They usually require a "removal string" due to their small size and their deep fit into the ear canal. CICs do not usually have manual controls because they are too small. CIC hearing aids have the shortest battery life.