Hearing aids have come a long way from the large, unsightly devices that your grandfather wore. They are sleeker and more technologically advanced than ever. At Quality Hearing & Audiology Center, we’re on hand to guide you through all the different styles.
Styles of Hearing Aids
- Invisible in canal (IIC): These are the smallest hearing aids available and fit deep inside the ear for an invisible look. They are best for mild to moderate hearing loss.
- Completely in canal (CIC): Similar to the IIC models, these are ever so slightly larger, but still fit completely in the canal.
- In the canal (ITC): These fit mostly within the canal, but have a small section which is visible to those who are observant. They enjoy an improved battery life over the smaller types.
- In the ear (ITE) or full shell: These make full use of the natural ‘bowl’ shape of the outside of the ear and are even suitable for those with severe hearing loss.
- Receiver-in-canal (RIC): Like the behind the ear models, the receiver sits behind the ear, but it is still discreet enough not to be noticed easily. They come with a selection of features.
- Mini BTE with slim tube and tip: This is a smaller version of the behind the ear model. They carry many of the same features packed inside a smaller shell.
- Behind the ear (BTE): A slim tube connects the body to the receiver, which fits in the ear. They are great for those with severe hearing loss.
- BTE with earmolds: These are similar to the BTE model, but with a custom-fit earmold for higher comfort.
Noise-induced hearing loss is a very real threat in our noise-dominated societies. Our hearing protection helps keep the noise out and protects your ears from damage.
Hearing Aid Products and Accessories by Manufacturer
Lyric Invisible Hearing Aids
Quality Hearing & Audiology Center is proud to be one of the primary providers of Lyric Invisible Hearing Aids in the Saint Joseph, MO, area. Offering the discreteness of traditional invisible hearing aids, the Lyric system offers you an extended-wear experience that enables you to live the life you want. Worry less about changing hearing aid batteries, maintaining your devices and removing for storage, with Phonak’s Lyric hearing system. The invisible hearing aid you can wear for months at a time, while enjoying a natural and crisp sound experience.
Hearing Aid Batteries
A hearing aid is only as good as the power behind it. Make sure you’re not caught out by stocking up with us.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids
The advent of lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids has been a game-changer. Now you can enjoy all-day listening on one charge, even with streaming included.
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
The arrival of direct-connection Bluetooth hearing aids is rightly considered a technological revolution. Now you can stream any content directly into your ear from any smartphone or modern TV.
Have you ever wanted to read the words that were spoken to you over the phone? With Captel, now you can! Each word is transformed into text to be read over a large screen.
Cell phone accessories
There are lots of ways to improve your hearing aid experience. From hands-free technology to telecoils, there is a myriad of ways to get your cellphone and hearing aid working together.
The motto ‘people first’ informs everything that Oticon does. Their recent hearing aid models have been the most popular, taking full advantage of their ‘Brainhearing’ technology.
Phonak is an industry leader in hearing aid manufacturing, with some of the best technologies for individuals, no matter their age.
ReSound brings 70 years of experience to the hearing aid world. Located in Denmark, they are proud to help hearing loss patients live richer lives across the world.
Formerly known as Siemens, Signia is quickly building a great reputation for design and engineering, drawing on the excellent foundation laid by its predecessor.
A proudly American-owned hearing aid company, Starkey has been helping those with hearing loss for over 50 years.