Hearing Aids

Remember, a hearing loss is more noticeable than a hearing aid!

No two people have exactly the same type of hearing loss. In fact, did you know that no two people hear sound the same? Small, comfortable and powerful, our hearing devices are sophisticated pieces of digital technology that can be tuned to suit your unique hearing needs. At Quality Hearing & Audiology Center, we offer three different categories of hearing devices:

Daily Wear Devices

Daily wear hearing aids are sophisticated, discreet and durable devices which give you exceptional sound quality and speech understanding through advanced noise cancellation technology so that you may engage effortlessly with family, friends, and colleagues in any listening situation. We currently work with the following hearing aids.

Extended Wear Devices

Lyric is the world’s first 100% invisible extended wear hearing device. These extended wear hearing aids are comfortably placed in the ear canal without the need for surgery or anesthesia. Once placed, Lyric can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months at a time, during daily activities like sleeping, exercising and even showering. Not only does Lyric’s deep placement inside the ear canal allow it to completely disappear from sight, it also helps the Lyric hearing aid to use the ear’s own anatomy to deliver exceptional sound quality and advanced noise cancellation.

Implantable Devices

If you have certain types of hearing loss and are currently struggling with hearing aids, an implantable hearing solution may be able to help. These advanced hearing treatment options, including a cochlear implant or bone conduction system, are easy to use and are designed to help you hear better in all settings, from quiet conversations to noisy places. Your audiologist will determine if you are a candidate for an implantable solution and make the appropriate recommendations.

Styles of Daily Wear Hearing Aids

Hearing devices come in a variety of styles. Each style is appropriate for certain types of hearing loss. The doctor of audiology will discover major areas of concerns whether it be dexterity issues, cosmetic concerns, lifestyle needs. Your audiologist will assist you in finding the appropriate style for you. During your hearing consultation, you will test out current hearing devices and you will see examples of the different styles available for your specific needs to see what works best for you.

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC) Device

This is the newest, smallest, most discreet hearing device available. It is a custom made traditional hearing aid that sits deeply in the ear canal and appears invisible to others. This is appropriate for mild to moderate hearing losses.

Completely-In-Canal (CIC) Device

Slightly larger than the IIC model, this custom-made device is seated in the ear canal and only the faceplate is visible. This style is most appropriate for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.

In-The-Canal (ITC) Device

Custom-fit hearing aid seated in the small bowl of the ear canal. More visible but easier to use if dexterity is a concern. ITC is appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses.

In-The-Ear (ITE) Device

Custom hearing aids that fit the entire bowl of the ear. This is the most appropriate type of hearing aid for people with dexterity concerns. It is the most flexible custom device available and can fit all types of hearing loss.

Receiver-In-Ear (RIE) Device

This style of hearing aid fits behind the ear but uses a small discreet wire that sits in the ear canal. It allows the ear canal to remain open for the most part. It is appropriate for mild to severe high frequency hearing losses.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Device

This is appropriate for all hearing losses and most versatile. It sits behind the ear and is connected with a tube to a custom earmold or thin tube with a small dome that is placed in the ear canal.