Hearing aids come in a variety of designs and with a wide range of functions and features to address an individual’s specific needs. At Mid America Audiology Group, we pride ourselves on fitting the highest-quality hearing aids available on the market today, expertly programmed to meet the demands of your lifestyle. We provide hearing testing at all our locations to better diagnose which hearing aids fit your hearing care needs.
Featured Hearing Aid Brands
State-of-the-art hearing aid technology from Phonak brings listeners some of the most advanced features available today. Our expertise in digital hearing aids means you get the right hearing devices, professionally fitted and programmed. Here are some of the latest Phonak hearing aid models we recommend for listeners.
ReSound, part of The GN Group, was the first company to deliver Made for iPhone direct audio streaming technology. Another hallmark is their advanced signal processing for directional hearing capability. ReSound offers a unique lease financing program, making their advanced hearing aids more affordable.
Take advantage of some of the most state-of-the-art features with Signia’s advanced hearing aid technology. Having a Signia listening device ensures you receive the right, professionally fitted and programmed hearing device, leveraging our years of auditory expertise.
For five decades, Starkey has been improving hearing. With industry-leading research and development capability, Starkey works to understand the science of hearing loss. They create advanced signal processing technology to shape sound, and are willing to tackle more difficult fittings.
Putting the user at the forefront when designing their products, Unitron has developed some of the most comfortable, easy-to-use, and most aesthetically appealing hearing aids on the market. Today, their award winning hearing aids are some of the smallest in the industry, and some even offer a rechargeable feature!
Every hearing aid developed by Widex is designed to provide The Widex Sound – the ability to hear a full spectrum of sounds and beyond. As one of the most innovative manufacturer’s in the country, Widex develops some of the most advanced hearing aids, providing solutions for all types of hearing loss.
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Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact, and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers.
The “largest” of the in the ear products, the ITE offers greater options for power to fit more severe hearing losses; space to accommodate a variety of options, larger battery size; and ease of manipulation. ITEs can also connect directly to cell phones and be compatible with remote controls and other wireless features.
ITC hearing aids sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl providing for a more discreet fit. Typically ITC hearing aids can still house many of the features of a full shell ITE but are designed for less severe hearing losses. ITCs can also still connect directly to cell phones and be compatible with remote controls or other wireless features.
CICs are more discreet as they are almost completely hidden, yet still large enough to house advanced features. Many CICs can also still connect directly to cell phones and be compatible with remote controls or other wireless features.
IICs are completely invisible when your ear anatomy allows for it – wide enough, tall enough, and angled just right. Due to their small size, IICs can be limited in power and additional features, though some do allow for wireless capabilities.
Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aids sit behind/on top of the outer ear with the sound directed by a tube or wire into the ear canal. The instruments are manufactured in a variety of different colors to accommodate skin or hair color. BTE hearing aids also come in a variety of sizes and the actual style is best determined by you and our Doctors, as various styles can accommodate different features, power levels, control options and battery sizes.
This style of device is popular due to its inconspicuous nature and its comfort. Sound travels into the ear canal through a thin tube or via a wire – with the receiver placed directly in the ear canal. Mini BTEs can also connect directly to cell phones and be compatible with remote controls and other wireless features.