We dispense and service Lyric, Phonak, Resound, Siemens, Starkey and Unitron hearing aids, some of which are compatible with wireless devices for phone and TV.
Behind the Ear Hearing Aids (BTE):
BTE aids sit comfortably behind your ear fitting all ranges of hearing loss from mild to profound. BTE aids are typically worn with a custom ear mold protecting the hearing aid components from ear wax. The custom ear mold needs general maintenance including tubing changes. Directional microphone, volume control and a manual switch are optional as well as being FM compatible. Often includes a telephone coil for telephone use. Battery life: 7 – 10 days
Ultra-small Behind the Ear Hearing Aids (BTE):
Ultra-small BTE aids have a discrete slim tube which directs sound into the ear fitting patients with mild to severe hearing loss. Directional microphones are optional as well as remote control accessories. Battery life: 5-7 days
In the Ear (ITE):
ITE aids fill the ear canal and ear concha and are worn by patients with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. Directional microphone, volume control and a manual switch are optional as well as a telephone coil. ITE aids are susceptible to damage from oil and wax in the ear canal. Battery life: 7-10 days
In the Canal (ITC):
ITC aids are cosmetically appealing as they fit almost entirely in the ear canal and can be worn by patients who have mild to moderate hearing loss. Easy insertion and removal make this a popular hearing aid style. Directional microphone, volume control and a manual switch depend on the size and shape of the individual ear and options may be limited to just one or two selections. ITC aids are susceptible to damage from oil and wax in the ear canal. Battery life: 5 – 7 days
Completely-In the Canal (CIC):
CIC aids fit deeply inside your ear canal making it virtually invisible and cosmetically appealing. CIC aids are worn by patients with mild to moderate hearing loss and features are limited based on the placement and size of the hearing aid. Directional microphones are not available on CIC aids. CIC aids are the most difficult to insert, remove and fit and are also susceptible to wax and oil damage in the ear canal. Battery life: 5 days or less
Extended Wear Hearing Aids/LYRIC:
Lyric is the world’s first 100% invisible extended wear hearing device. The device is comfortably placed in the ear canal, no surgery or anesthesia is required. Lyric can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 4 months at a time (individual replacement needs may vary.) Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric is positioned deep in the ear canal and uses your ear’s anatomy to provide exceptional sound quality. Lyric lets you hear better and live life to the fullest! Lyric is not appropriate for all individuals; make an appointment with us today to determine if Lyric is right for you. Click here for more information.