Types of Hearing Aids We Offer in St. Louis

Choosing the hearing aid that is right for you is an important decision. Read more about the types of hearing aids Associated Hearing Professionals offers, and then let us custom-fit your device for maximum comfort and hearing.

Invisible In Canal

Of all of the types of hearing aids, Invisible In Canal (IIC) hearing aids fit the farthest into the ear canal, making them nearly invisible to others. For patients who are concerned about appearance, these are a great option.

Completely In Canal

Completely In Canal (CIC) hearing aids are slightly larger than IIC styles, but they are still almost unnoticeable by others. They may be able to accommodate more features than an IIC device, but they may not offer directional functionality or the same expanded battery life of the larger models.

In The Canal

In The Canal (ITC) options are larger than IIC and CIC but smaller than ITE or BTE devices. A small portion of the device is visible, but their size makes them easier to insert and provides better battery life than the smaller styles, while still being more discreet.

In The Ear

In The Ear (ITE) styles are also custom-fit for the patient and sit inside the ear. They are not completely in the ear canal like IIC or CIC, so they are not the most discreet option, but they are easy to insert and remove, use larger batteries, and can feature adjustable options like volume control and memory buttons.

Receiver In Canal

If you have mild to severe hearing loss or struggle with the feeling of occlusion with the smaller types of hearing aids, you may be a good candidate for a Receiver In Canal (RIC) device. This type of hearing aid is made up of a receiver that sits inside the ear and is connected by a wire to the microphone and amplifier, which are in a case behind the ear.

Mini Behind The Ear

Mini Behind The Ear (Mini BTE) hearing aids are a sleek option for those needing more significant sound amplification or those who do not like the feeling of in-canal styles. They are similar to RIC or BTE models, but they are designed to provide a more subtle appearance while still delivering powerful sound.

Behind the Ear

A traditional Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aid is a powerful option, which is appropriate for people who have severe to profound hearing loss. These styles are easy to care for and the settings are easy to access.

Why Choose Associated Hearing Professionals

At Associated Hearing Professionals, we combine state-of-the-art equipment with a caring and attentive staff to give you the ultimate in hearing care. From hearing aid fittings to diagnostic audiology evaluations, let us be your home for all of your hearing needs.