Hearing Aid Types

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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, Thigpen Hearing Center, PLLC has options sure to meet your hearing or cosmetic needs. Our full-service hearing health plans include the latest advanced technology from major manufacturers such as Oticon, Widex, GN Resound, and Starkey.

All hearing aids consist of microphones (usually two on each aid), an amplifier and a speaker. In addition, there is internal circuitry that determines the sound quality and critical sound-processing features – like background noise reduction, sound localization and directionality, and premium feedback management. All of the aids described below are excellent for specific types of hearing loss and patient needs. Keep in mind that not all styles are suitable for all degrees of hearing loss.

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
Receiver-In-The-Canal hearing aid

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC)

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Leaves the ear open
  • Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling
  • Sleek design barely visible when worn
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
Completely-In-The-Canal hearing aid

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

  • For mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Virtually undetectable
  • Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise
In-The-Canal hearing aid

In-The-Canal (ITC)

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Fits in the ear canal
  • Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid
Half Shell In-The-Ear hearing aid

Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Fits directly into external ear
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease
Full Shell In-The-Ear hearing aid

Full Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Fits directly into external ear
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease
AGXsp for iPhone hearing aid

Made for iPhone® Technology

  • Fully compatible with Apple® products
  • Delivers Pristine Sound
  • Personalized Control
  • Live Microphone
  • Easily Find Your Hearing Aids
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