Hearing Aids: What You Should Know

Hearing loss can be caused by various factors, including hereditary, a medical condition or disease, and long-term exposure to excessively loud sounds. If you have experienced hearing loss, a hearing aid could greatly improve your hearing. At Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians in Sun City West, AZ, we offer hearing aids of all types. Our board-certified otolaryngologists can help you discover the right type for your needs.

Types of Hearing Aids  

We offer several types of hearing aids at our Sun City West, AZ, office, including:

  • Open fit
  • Half shell
  • Full shell
  • In the canal
  • Completely in the canal
  • Behind the ear

Each type of hearing aid offers distinct benefits and advantages. Some hearing aids are extremely discreet, while others tend to be more noticeable but offer easily adjustable volume control. Additional benefits of some types of hearing aids include wind suppression, a long battery life, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The right type for you will depend on several factors, such as personal preferences and the severity of hearing loss. Our experienced otolaryngologists can help you select the right hearing aid for your needs. 

Hearing Aid Care

An important thing to know about hearing aids is how to care for them. Taking proper care of your hearing aids helps ensure they will continue working effectively for as long as you have them. There are several things you can do to best care for your hearing aids, including: 

  • Avoid dropping hearing aids
  • Gently clean hearing aids daily to remove ear wax
  • Change the wax filter or guard regularly  
  • Store hearing aids in a safe place when not wearing them
  • Regularly change the batteries in your hearing aids
  • Avoid wearing hearing aids in the bath or shower 
  • Avoid wearing hearing aids while swimming 
  • Schedule professional cleanings periodically  

Hearing aids improve your ability to hear, which can enhance overall quality of life. With proper care, your hearing aids can last a long time. The skilled and knowledgeable otolaryngologists at our office can match you with the type of hearing aid that best meets your hearing needs and personal preferences. For hearing aids in Sun City West, AZ, call Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians at (623) 975-1660.

Our Locations:


14510 W. Shumway Dr. ,  Ste 101,  Sun City West, AZ 85375

10503 W. Thunderbird Blvd.,  Ste 104,  Sun City, AZ 85351

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