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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IIC instruments are the smallest custom style on the market today. They rest invisibly in or just beyond the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for those with mild to moderate hearing losses in mind.

Completely In The Canal (CIC)

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CIC instruments are custom styled and fit deeply and completely inside the ear canal. They are suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses. As they’re nearly invisible when worn, many people find them cosmetically appealing.

In The Canal (ITC)

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ITC instruments are placed in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl and they are comfortable and easy to use. Due to their larger size, they have a longer battery life and are capable of additional features, such as directional microphones – quite useful for better understanding in loud environments –and volume controls. They are a good fit for mild to moderate hearing losses.

Full Shell Or In The Ear (ITE)

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Full shell models are placed flush within the outer ear bowl. Their larger size means a maximum number of controls and features including directional microphones, which require space on the outer portion of the device. They use a larger battery than smaller hearing aids and can manage a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their range of options, they’re highly recommended for mild to severe hearing losses.

Receiver In-Ear (RIC)

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The RIC models are like mini BTEs and look quite similar to them when worn. Their speaker is incorporated in the ear tip, instead of in the main unit of the device. RICs are good for mild to severe hearing losses.

BTE With Earmold

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BTEs with earmolds suit wearers with mild to profound hearing losses. They come in a longer shape, which follows the contour behind the outer ear. They have a variety of features, including a program button and volume control. The earmold and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, will determine how they will look on each individual.


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