Helping You Find Your Perfect Hearing Aids

Nobody looks forward to the day they get to wear hearing aids, but with over 48 million Americans suffering from some form of hearing loss (that’s 1 in 10 people), hearing aids are a critical part of caring for your hearing health.

At SLENT Hearing & Balance Center, we understand that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to hearing aids.

That’s why we work with you to find the perfect hearing technology for you based on your unique circumstances, level of hearing loss, and budget.

You can explore a range of technology, discuss your options with experienced audiologists, and make the right decision in a pressure-free environment.

But before you choose your hearing aids, the first step is to schedule your hearing evaluation with our leading team of audiologists.



The Different Styles of Hearing Aids

Invisible In The Canal (IIC)

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The smallest custom style, IIC instruments, sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

Completely In The Canal (CIC)

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The smallest custom style, CIC instruments, fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild-to-moderate hearing losses and offer a high cosmetic appeal, as they’re nearly invisible when worn.

In The Canal (ITC)

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ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life and can host additional features, such as directional microphones, for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses.

Full Shell Or In The Ear (ITE)

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Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of controls and features, such as directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they’re widely recommended for mild-to-severe hearing loss.

Receiver In-Ear (RIC)

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RIC models are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main body of the instrument. RIC instruments fit mild-to-severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.

BTE With Earmold

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BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features, including a program button and volume control. The earmold and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.

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