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Hearing Aid Styles

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From larger devices that are easier to handle, to tiny, invisible, or nearly invisible devices that are concealed within the ear canal, Mountain Home ENT & Allergy has options sure to meet your hearing or cosmetic needs.

Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and styles — and are now more comfortable and easy to use than ever before. Most all of our hearing aids are available in the full range of fitting styles you’ll see below.

All hearing aids consist of three basic components: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker (also called the “receiver”). Where these are placed on the device varies by style, as does the internal circuitry that determines the sound quality and critical sound-processing features — like background noise reduction.

invisible in the canal hearing aid

Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC)

For mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • Completely invisible in most ears
  • Custom-made for you
  • Smallest, least visible type of hearing device.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

receiver in the canal hearing aid

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC)

For mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • May leave the ear open depending on the hearing loss.
  • Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling.
  • Sleek design barely visible when worn.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

behind the ear hearing aid

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss

  • Custom earpiece is molded to fit your outer ear.
  • Discreet design.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

mini behind the ear hearing aid

Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

For mild to profound hearing loss

  • Fits behind the ear.
  • Smaller than standard behind-the-ear hearing devices.
  • May leave the ear open depending on the hearing loss.
  • Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling.
  • Custom earpieces can be molded to fit your outer ear.
  • Appropriate for people of all ages.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

completely in the canal hearing aid

Completely In-the-Canal (CIC)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Molded to fit deeply within the ear canal.
  • Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

in the canal hearing aid

In-the-Canal (ITC)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits in the ear canal.
  • Barely visible.
  • Smallest size available with directional technology to hear better in noise.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

half shell in the ear hearing aid

Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits directly into external ear.
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

full shell in the ear hearing aid

Full Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits directly into external ear.
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease.

 
For more information contact one of our audiologists

(870) 424-4200

 

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