Hearing Aids Specialist

Sharp Hearing Care Professionals

Audiology located in Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Tarzana, CA

Today’s hearing aids provide natural sound that makes your listening experience enjoyable. Kevin Sharim, and the team at Sharp Hearing Care Professionals provide technologically advanced hearing aids in many styles to fit your ear and hearing needs perfectly. They offer a 60-day free trial for your hearing aid, free in-house service for the life of the hearing aid, and free house calls with an appointment. To schedule a consultation, use the online booking system or call one of the offices in Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Tarzana, or Santa Monica, California today.

Hearing Aids Q & A

What type of hearing loss benefits from hearing aids?

There are two primary types of hearing loss — sensorineural and conductive — but conductive hearing loss is usually treatable and doesn’t require a hearing aid.

Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by damage to your inner ear or auditory nerve. This type of hearing loss is often the result of aging, injury, or exposure to loud sounds. While sensorineural hearing loss is permanent, you can significantly improve your hearing with a hearing aid.

What types of hearing aids are available?

The experienced team at Sharp Hearing Care Professionals provides the most versatile hearing aids available today. They offer a variety of sizes and styles, including hearing aids from seven different manufacturers: Starkey®, Widex®, Resound GN®, Sonic Innovations®, Signia®, Phonak, and Unitron™.

These are some of the types of hearing aids available at Sharp Hearing Care Professionals:

SoundLens® Synergy® 

This is an invisible, digital, and fully programmable hearing aid. It features a revolutionary noise reduction and speech preservation system.

Completely-in-canal (CIC) 

CIC hearing aids are the smallest type of hearing aid. As a result, they’re almost invisible after they’re in your ear canal. They also require good motor skills and dexterity to place in your ear.


Micro-canal hearing aids are discreet, comfortable, and they’re placed deep in your ear canal, where they produce more natural sound quality and minimal wind noise.

In-the-canal (ITC) 

ITC hearing aids are larger than CIC aids, so they’re easier to use, but they still fit down in your ear canal where they’re not noticeable.

In-the-ear (ITE) 

ITEs are the most common type of hearing aid on the market. These hearing aids use technology that’s fit for mild to profound hearing loss.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) 

BTE aids, the largest of the standard hearing aids, offer a flexible fit and meet a range of hearing needs, including patients with severe hearing impairment. They hook over the top of your ear and stay in place behind your ear. 

Open-fit BTE and receiver-in-canal BTE 

Combining a virtually invisible BTE design with advanced digital technology, these hearing aids provide some of the most natural sound available in hearing aids.

What specialized features are available in hearing aids?

You can equip your hearing aid with several features that assist communication:

Directional microphone

This feature helps you communicate in noisy environments by amplifying the sound coming from a specific direction.

Telecoil (T-coil)

The T-coil feature lets you switch from your normal microphone setting to a T-coil setting, allowing you to hear better on the telephone and in any environment equipped with an induction loop assistive listening system like in theaters and museums.

Direct audio input

You can connect to a remote microphone or FM assistive listening system with this feature. With direct audio input to your TV, CDs, and other audio devices, the sounds are directly streamed to your hearing aid.

If you need a hearing aid, call Sharp Hearing Care Professionals or request an appointment online today.