Here at Associated Hearing Professionals, we’re focused on providing you with personalized service, and that includes custom hearing aids. We have a variety of state-of-the-art, invisible hearing solutions available. Our experienced audiologists will assist you the entire way through the rehabilitative process to ensure that you are both happy and completely comfortable with your hearing instruments. We fit the most advanced hearing instruments on the market from most major manufacturers. We also offer hearing aid repair on most makes.
Are You Interested in Hearing Instruments?
Hearing instruments improve speech understanding in various situations and support the many functions of human hearing. As the type and degree of hearing loss varies from person to person, and even sometimes from ear to ear, there are different hearing instrument models that are tailored to specific hearing losses and that take into account personal needs. We also offer hearing aid repair on most brands to ensure your equipment lasts as long as possible.
Hearing Instrument Types
In-the-Ear (ITE) Instruments
Lyric – the only extended wear device on the market, is worn 24 hours per day/7 seven days per week for months at a time. We have been fitting Lyric devices since September, 2010, making us the most experienced Lyric provider in the area. Click here for more information.
In-the-Ear (ITE) custom instruments fit entirely within the ear. These comes in a variety of sizes, depending on the needs of each patient. The hearing loss, ear canal size, cosmetics, manual dexterity, and vision of the patient are all factors to consider in choosing the appropriate size. They are larger than canal aids, but some find them easier to handle. The casing of the ITE is custom-built for each wearer. The custom hearing aid fittings, along with the lightweight and compact size, makes these devices comfortable and easy to manage.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Instruments
Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) devices house the processing components in a case that fits behind the wearer’s ear, and the receiver or speaker of the instrument in the ear canal. This style is one of the most common currently fit.
Behind the ear (BTE) options also include devices that house all components behind the wearer’s ear. Sound enters the instrument, is amplified, and travels through a tube that is contoured over the top of the ear and into an earmold inside the ear. This technology is discreet, durable, easy to handle and maintain, and can be easily adapted for use with a wide variety of bluetooth and assistive listening devices.
Our specialists take the time to understand each patient’s needs and lifestyles to match them perfectly with a hearing instrument. We are innovative and keep up-to-date with the latest technology in order to best serve you. Come back to us regularly after your fitting for routine care and maintenance, including cleanings and follow-up programming.
At Associated Hearing Professionals, we’re proud to offer these comprehensive services to residents in the greater St. Louis Area. We are passionate about improving your hearing and quality of life. From custom hearing aid fittings to hearing aid repair, we’re always striving to provide personalized attention. With over 70 years of combined experience, our audiologists provide the expertise you need for years of quality hearing.