Hearing Instruments

We offer high quality, advanced digital and programmable hearing instruments from most manufacturers to accommodate even the most demanding lifestyles and listening situations.  Our hearing instruments are available in most sizes and styles, including the nearly invisible Receiver-in-Ear and IIC (invisible-in-the-canal) devices.

RIE

Receiver-in-Ear hearing instruments can be nearly invisible, especially in the 'Open Fit' configuration.  This helps the user to avoid occlusion (that 'stopped-up' feeling), which can occur while wearing a hearing device.  Also, RIEs are so extremely lightweight and comfortable, people often forget they are wearing them.  Available options include lithium rechargeability, directional microphones, telecoils and direct Bluetooth audio streaming and app control from compatible smart phones.

BTE

Behind-the-Ear hearing instruments are typically larger and more powerful than RIEs. These devices can be more suitable for severe to profound hearing losses and are normally used with custom-made ear molds.  Available options include lithium rechargeability, directional microphones, telecoils and direct Bluetooth audio streaming and app control from compatible smart phones.

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ITE

In-the-Ear hearing instruments are custom fit to the ear.  ITEs can cover a wide range of hearing losses and have more space to accommodate extra features, such as directional microphone systems, telecoils and a larger battery for extended battery life.  Direct Bluetooth audio streaming and app control from compatible smart phones is available, as well as lithium rechargeability.

 

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ITC

In-the-Canal hearing instruments are about half the size of ITEs.  These are more discreet and can be an excellent choice for many.  Available options include lithium rechargeability, directional microphones, telecoils and direct Bluetooth audio streaming and app control from compatible smart phones.

 

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CIC/IIC

Completely-in-the-Canal and Invisible-in-the-Canal hearing instruments are typically the smallest and deepest fitting of all the styles.  These are nearly invisible and usually work well with telephone use.  Also, wind noise is usually reduced.  Some CICs can be fit with large vents allowing for an 'open fit' experience without wearing a device behind the ear.  Available options include (depending on size) direct Bluetooth audio streaming and app control from compatible smart phones.

There are several factors that help determine which style is right for you, including degree of hearing loss, ear size and lifestyle considerations.  If you need more information, please let us help.