Hearing Aids

Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid (or two), but you’re worried about how it will look or whether it will really help. Today’s hearing aids are so advanced that there are a variety of features between hearing aid styles and brands. As technology has increased in the field of hearing aids, so have the options and availability.

The hearing aid market is full of options for patients who have varying types of hearing loss. At Premium Hearing Care our goal is to help you determine which device will best meet your needs. This can range from styles that allow manual adjustments all the way to hearing aids that adjust for you.

Read more about our hearing aid information below:

For over 90% of patients with hearing loss, hearing aids are the best and only treatment option. Hearing aids allow you to enjoy day to day life without missing out on the noises around you. As industry technology continues to advance, patients can now enjoy a wide range of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a device with the latest features and options, or simply want something basic yet functional, our team has a wide range of hearing aid styles to recommend from based on your wants and needs.
We fit the latest technology available from the leading manufacturers. Visit Dr. Mandi Solat to try the most advanced hearing aids, for free!

Types of Hearing Aids: Wearing Styles

Most hearing aid series come in many different wearing styles – fit to suit a vast array of style preferences, lifestyles, and degrees of hearing loss severity.

Hearing aid styles are typically identified by three or four letter acronyms that are consistent from brand to brand. These names and letters may seem confusing at first, however, become quite intuitive once you become a bit more familiar with them.

While it is nice to have a basic understanding of hearing aid styles and an idea of what you would be interested in, you and your audiologist will work closely together to find the style that works best for you.

Receiver in Canal (RIC)

Although RIC hearing aids do not fit within the ear canal, they are still a very discreet option. With these hearing aids, the receiver sits in the wearer’s ear canal and thin electronic wires lead to an apparatus that sits behind the ear. The portion that sits outside of the ear is typically hidden behind the user’s auricle (or outer ear cartilage) – and is therefore typically unseen.
RIC hearing aids also come in various skin tones or hair shades for those who wish to be discreet, or fun bright colors for those who want to stand out. These hearing aids are suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

BTE hearing aids are similar to RIC models in that they are worn behind the ear where the technology is housed. Thin plastic tubing runs from the outer portion to an earbud or earmold that is fit into your ear canal. These hearing aids are powerful, and are suitable for those with even the most severe hearing loss.

Invisible in Canal (IIC)

Although all modern hearing aids are small and discreet, IIC hearing aids are by far the least detectable. These hearing aids are custom made to fit your ear’s anatomy and fit further into the ear canal than other hearing aid style – thus causing them to become completely invisible. These hearing aids are suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Completely in Canal (CIC)

Completely-In-Canal hearing aids are similar to IIC in that they are custom made and fit inside your ear canal. Only a very small “tip” of the hearing aid or a small clear plastic “handle” will show with CIC hearing aids. Most people who choose CIC hearing aids report that people typically do not know they are wearing hearing aids. CIC hearing aids are also most suitable for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.

In the Canal (ITC)

ITC hearing aids fit into the ear canal and are custom fit to the wearer. These hearing aids do not fit completely into the ear canal, instead a portion of the hearing aid will be visible in the outer ear. These hearing aids are still quite discreet and typically come in a variety of skin tones for maximum discreetness. These hearing aids are slightly larger and are suitable for those with mild to mildly severe hearing loss.

In the Ear (ITE)

Custom In-The-Ear hearing aids fit within your outer ear and appear a bit larger than ITC hearing aids. They are easy to adjust for those who prefer to make adjustments on their actual hearing devices rather than a controller or app. These hearing aids also typically come in a wide range of skin tones and are suitable for those with mild to severe hearing loss.

Hearing Aid Brands

We offer a wide variety of hearing aid brands and options from the top hearing aid manufacturers in the world. Below is a list of the manufacturers we most often recommend for our patients. In addition to the brands listed below, we can also service hearing aids by Signia, Unitron, Siemens, Sonic, Rexton and more.

Oticon Hearing Aids

Founded in 1904, Oticon is one of the oldest and most respected hearing aid manufacturers in the world. Operated out of Denmark, this company is most famous for their award-winning Opn hearing aids.

Their recent introduction of BrainHearing™ and OpenSound Navigator™ technologies have set the bar for what hearing aids can offer.

Starkey Hearing Aids

Starkey is a leading hearing aid manufacturer based out of Minnesota. Starkey Laboratories is the only 100% American owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer. Starkey was the first company to introduce a truly Made-for-iPhone hearing aid, their Starkey Muse.

Phonak Hearing Aids

Phonak is one of the top manufacturers in the world. With their Lyric hearing aids, Phonak is the first company to unveil truly 100% invisible hearing aids, that are intended to be work 24/7, for months at a time.
With a full range of hearing products and new rechargeable hearing aid technology, users can now enjoy superior hearing performance while freeing themselves from the hassles of disposable batteries.
Phonak offers custom-made titanium hearing aids equipped with Binaural VoiceStream™, Roger Wireless, and AutoSense OS technologies.

ReSound Hearing Aids

ReSound is a leading hearing aid manufacturer that offering innovative hearing solutions. Resound was founded in 1943 and since then has been a force in the industry. This company focuses on creating technology to make their hearing aids smarter, and better able to adapt to their users.

Widex Hearing Aids

Widex was founded in 1956 and is now one of the major leaders in hearing aid manufacturing. Widex recently released their revolutionary EVOKE, which learn from your behavior to consistently improve your listening experience.

Hearing aids help you get the most out of life.

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