Mid America Audiology Group

Hearing Aid Styles

Mid America Audiology Group has a variety of options that cater to your specific hearing and lifestyle needs.

Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of different styles, as you will see in the examples below. The three key components that remain the same in each aid includes the microphone, speaker, and amplifier.

At Mid America Audiology Group, our hearing aids are customized to fit your lifestyle, and preference of appearance. The fitting of a hearing aid is crucial, and our audiologists can guide you through the process of finding the best option.

We have a variety of hearing aids from different manufacturers including Phonak®, Oticon®, Starkey®, Siemens®, Sonic®, GN Resound®, Widex®, and Hansaton®. Patients must also be aware that several manufactures exist. If you’re going to an office that sells one type of hearing aid and its private label, you are locked into that office and service. Your technology may not be programed in other office settings.

Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC) *CUSTOM*

For patients diagnosed with mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
  • Completely invisible in most ears
  • Custom-made for each patient
  • Smallest, least visible type of hearing device availabile.
  • Deep fit in the canal provides some natural directionality for sound.
  • Benefits are cosmetic and patients experience less wind noise.
  • This aid is dependent on the anatomy of the ear canal. * Not for everyone *
  • Uses a size 10 battery.
  • Not recommended for patients with fine motor skill and dexterity issues.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036


Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) *MOST POPULAR*

For patients diagnosed with mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • Keeps ear canal open which reduces any "plugged-up" sensation, allowing patients to experience more of a natural sound.
  • Sleek design, barely visible when worn.
  • Receiver can be replaced in the professionals office.
  • Sound quality is dramatically improved due to the location of the receiver in the canal.
  • Some also call this aid RITE (Reciever-in-the-ear) as you research types of hearing aids. (This term can be interchangeable.)

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036


Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss, Best for Profound Hearing Loss

  • Custom earpiece is molded to fit your outer ear.
  • Tube offers stability and power.
  • Handles extra power and sound without distortion.
  • Discreet design.
  • Good choice for those with excessive moisture or cerumen (ear wax.)
  • Larger battery size, allows a longer battery life.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036


 


Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

  

For mild to profound hearing loss

  • Fits behind the ear.
  • Smaller than standard behind-the-ear hearing devices.
  • May leave the ear open depending on the hearing loss.
  • Reduction in the “plugged-up” feeling.
  • Custom earpieces can be molded to fit your outer ear.
  • Appropriate for people of all ages.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036


Completely In-the-Canal (CIC)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Molded to fit deeply within the ear canal.
  • Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise.
  • Due to small size, additional features such as multiple directional microphones can be added.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us ta 1-888-531-6036


In-the-Canal (ITC)

           

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits in the ear canal.
  • Barely visible.
  • Larger battery size, allows a longer battery life.
  • Additional features such as multiple directional microphones can be added allowing for better comprehension in noisy environments.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036


Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits directly into bowl of the external ear.
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease.
  • Larger battery size allowing for longer battery life.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036


Full Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits directly into external ear.
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease.
  • Uses larger battery, allowing a longer battery life.

For more information contact one of our audiologists

Contact Us at 1-888-531-6036