New hearing aids are designed in a variety of wearing styles to ensure a good fit for all wearers. Options include models that sit behind the ear as well as custom hearing aids designed to fit discreetly inside the ear.Request Consultation
Receiver in canal hearing aids fit behind the ear with a narrow tube inserted in the ear canal. This results in an "open-fit", preventing the occlusion effect that leave some wearers uncomfortable. RIC hearing aids are one of the most popular wearing styles due to their comfort, and discreet appearance.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids are worn behind the ear with a custom fit earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic components of the hearing aid are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss.
The Invisible In the Canal (IIC) is the smallest style and is undetectable when worn. IIC aids are worn by patients with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Because they are so small, canal aids may be difficult for a person to adjust and remove.
The completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid is a custom device that is nearly hidden in the ear canal. They are not recommended for those with severe to profound hearing loss because their reduced size limits their power and volume.
In-the-canal hearing aids fit the canal and the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. Some ITC aids may have certain added features installed, such as a telecoil. A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows users to receive sound through the circuitry of the hearing aid.
In-the-ear hearing aids are customized to fit the inside of the outer ear. ITE aids are usually not worn by young children because the casings need to be replaced often as the ear grows.
As an independently owned audiology clinic, we fit our patients with hearing aids from all of the leading hearing aid manufacturers. Unlike other practices who are tied to just 1 or 2 brands, we have the flexibility to recommended the best brand and model for your unique situation.Request Consultation
Based in Denmark, Widex is one of the world's leading hearing aid manufacturers. Their focus on innovation has led to such advances as the world's first digital in-the-ear hearing aid, and wireless technology.
Oticon is a leading manufacturer of premium hearing aid technology with aids designed to allow you to naturally participate in a wide variety of sound environments. Oticon offers “BrainHearing” technology which is designed based on the way our brain naturally hears. This creates an incredibly comfortable experience, great for first time hearing aid wearers and seasoned wearers alike.
Starkey is an American manufacturer based out of Eden Prarie, MN dedicated to offering user friendly aids without sacrificing on features. They offer a wide range of styles and different levels of technology to suit any lifestyle and budget. They are known for manufacturers high quality custom hearing aid models that are comfortable and technologically advanced.
Founded in 1943, ReSound is one of the leading manufacturers of hearing aids. ReSound has been responsible for a number of hearing industry firsts, including Wide Dynamic Range Compression, Digital Feedback Suppression and the first open-standard digital chip.
Signia recently rolled out their latest advancement called “BestSound Technology.” Studies show that people wearing this new technology are actually able to hear better in noisy environments than people with normal hearing! Signia also offers a completely waterproof hearing aid for people with active lifestyles.
A part of the Swiss-based Sonova Group, Phonak is a leading manufacturer of hearing aids that was founded in 1947. They offer modern hearing aids with advanced features such as stereo bluetooth streaming, rechargeability, hands free calling and much more.