Hearing Aids

At Audiology Consultants of Louisiana, we are committed to providing each and every patient with the very best in hearing loss treatments and technologies. We will work closely with you to understand your hearing and lifestyle needs so we can help you find the perfect hearing aids as part of your overall hearing loss treatment plan.

Hearing Aid

Different Hearing Aid Styles

There are several factors to consider as you set out to select a hearing aid, including your:

  • Hearing loss type, frequency, and severity

  • Cosmetic  preferences

  • Dexterity with manual controls

  • Technology needs

  • Activity Level

  • Lifestyle needs

  • Personal preferences

Invisible In Canal (IIC)

  • Hearing loss type, frequency and severity

  • Cosmetic preferences

  • Dexterity with manual controls

  • Technology needs

  • Activity level

  • Lifestyle needs

  • Personal preferences

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Completely In Canal (CIC)

  • Small, compact casing

  • Placed in the ear canal

  • More features and programs available

  • Slightly larger battery

  • Invisible except for tiny removal cord

  • For mild to moderate hearing loss

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In The Canal (ITC)

  • Larger than IIC and CIC

  • Placed shallowly in the ear canal

  • Offers many features and functions

  • Partially visible from the side

  • For mild to moderate hearing loss

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In The Ear (ITE)

  • Two-part device

  • Receiver sits in the ear; case sits behind the ear

  • Smaller and less visible than BTE devices

  • Eliminates feeling of blockage

  • Most effective for high-frequency impairments

  • For mild to severe hearing loss

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Receiver In The Ear/Open Fit (RITE)

  • Microphone in ear canal connects to faceplate in outer ear

  • Volume control on exterior portion

  • Large battery typically lasts a week or more

  • Visible to others, especially from the side

  • For mild to severe hearing loss

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Behind The Ear (BTE)

  • Available in a wide range of colors and patterns

  • Most common style for children

  • Largest type of hearing aid

  • Receiver in ear canal connects to case behind the ear

  • Very easy to operate and adjust

  • For all types of hearing loss

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