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Hearing Aids

Hearing aids come in a variety of sizes, shapes, styles, and technology levels. Our Doctors of Audiology will help you determine which type of amplification is best for you. This involves taking into consideration your audiological, financial, cosmetic, and lifestyle needs. You and your doctor will work together in this process.

We are pleased to dispense hearing aids from the leading manufacturers including Sivantos (previously Siemens) and Starkey. Below are the most common shapes and styles of hearing aids.

behind the ear (bte)

Behind the Ear (BTE)

This style fits over/behind the ear and requires a custom ear mold to couple the aid to your ear.

receiver in canal (ric)

Receiver in Canal (RIC)

This style fits over the ear and uses a dome tip (multiple sizes available) to couple the aid to your ear.

custom hearing aids

Custom

This aid fits inside your ear and has to be custom made to your specific ear. There are a variety of styles.

  • Full Shell: fills the entire ear
  • Half Shell: fills the bottom half of the ear
  • Completely in the Canal (CIC): fits inside of the ear canal