K & H Audiology offers patients seven distinct types of hearing aids. Karen Kahansky and her team of hearing health care professionals will work with you to determine which type best addresses your hearing challenges, and is most suited to your day-to-day activities and personal preferences.

PHO7Completely in the Canal (CIC) Hearing Aid

  • One of the smallest types of hearing aid available
  • Almost invisible in the ear
  • Takes advantage of the ear’s own anatomical design and ability to collect sound naturally
  • Custom made for each ear

ITC_HS_312_F26_S26_left_Directional_PS_Pic2In the Canal (ITC) Hearing Aid

  • Fits less far into the ear canal than Completely in the Canal (CIC) and Invisible in Canal (IIC)
  • Larger battery than the CIC styles – longer lasting
  • Used for mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Has a volume control option
  • Optional directional microphones to reduce background noise

microsavia_closeup__flat_2In the Ear (ITE) Hearing Aid

  • Effective for different types of hearing loss
  • Can accommodate larger sound amplifiers and more features – such as a telephone switch
  • Uses a larger battery than ITC models, which lasts longer
  • Has a volume control option
  • Has optional directional microphones to aid in background noise reduction
  • Easier to handle for many people

Behind the EarBehind the Ear (BTE) Hearing Aid

  • Can provide more amplification than smaller devices due to the stronger amplifier and larger battery
  • Since electronics are housed in a case that fits behind the ear, there are less problems due to earwax and moisture
  • Recommended for children

Receiver in EarReceiver-in-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aid

  • Designed for high frequency hearing loss
  • Sound processor sits in a small case over the ear – in the same place eyeglasses rest
  • The receiver fits directly into the ear canal, which connects to the processor through a narrow wire – this placement of the receiver also helps make sounds seem more natural
  • Eliminates the feeling of fullness and the echoing effect some people experience when using a hearing aid that fills ear canal

nano_10_F22_S37_leftInvisible-in-Canal (IIC) Hearing Aid

  • The smallest hearing aid type available
  • Worn deep within the ear canal – making them completely invisible
  • Designed for daily removal

LyricLyric Extended Wear Hearing Aid

    • Invisible – designed for discretion
    • Amplify sounds with minimal processing – making sounds seem more natural
    • Can remain in your ears with no need of removal for sleeping, showering or other day-to-day activities
    • No daily maintenance required
    • 30-day free trial