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If you’re wondering where to find high quality hearing aids and an affordable price, you’ve come to the right place. At Ear to Hear, we offer free hearing tests and otoscopic exams, as well as the top hearing aid brands at each of our hearing aid centers. Treating your hearing loss with hearing aids is a worthwhile investment in your health and well being. You can trust that at Ear to Hear, you will find some of the lowest hearing aid prices on leading brands at each of our centers in Florida, Missouri, and Illinois.

Hearing Aid Styles

When it comes to choosing the type of hearing aid that’s right for you or a loved one, the huge range of styles and brands to choose from can seem daunting. Knowing which specific style is right for you or which brand to trust can leave you feeling overwhelmed. From the most powerful Behind the Ear model to the nearly invisible Completely In the Canal style, we offer a full range of digital hearing aids to meet your needs. Modern hearing aids come with a host of advanced technological features including directional microphones, bluetooth/cell phone connectivity, simple volume controls, background noise cancellation technology and much more.

Below is an overview of the most common hearing aid styles followed by a list of the leading hearing aid brands.

Completely in Canal CIC

Completely in Canal (Cic)

Completely In the Canal (CIC) hearing aids are custom fit devices that fit right into your ear canal. Only a small part of the hearing aid is visible to other, and it’s more hidden than the ITE style which covers much of the outer ear. CIC styles are ideal for anyone who wants their hearing aids to go unnoticed.

For those who live an active lifestyle, CIC hearing aids have more than just cosmetic benefits. These custom made hearing aids fit easily under helmets or headbands. With almost no wind interference, CIC hearing aids use the natural curve of the outer ear to provide clear directionality and added amplification for the most natural sound. Since CIC styles sit right inside the ear canal, they are more prone to earwax buildup, and have to be cleaned regularly. CIC hearing aids do have smaller batteries with reduced battery life, so they’re recommended for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. Starkey, Signia and Widex all make exceptional CIC hearing aids.

RIC Hearing Aid

Receiver in Canal (RIC)

Receiver In the Canal (RIC) models are similar to BTE models in that part of the hearing aid still sits outside the ear. What makes this different is that the receiver, or speaker, is placed right into the ear canal. It’s connected to the outer portion by small, clear inconspicuous tubing. From mild to severe hearing loss, RIC hearing aids are more discreet than BTE models, and provide more natural hearing. RIC hearing aids are the most popular hearing aid on the market and are great for first time wearers and experienced wearers.

Behind the Ear BTE Hearing Aid

Behind the Ear (BTE)

Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids are hearing devices that sit outside your ear, and tuck away behind your outer ear. These hearing aids are powerful and equipped with advanced features. Nothing beats their directional microphones and spatial features that are designed for speech understanding and listening in every environment.

These aids also have room to house a long-lasting battery, so you don’t have to worry about running out of power. Sleek, well-fitting BTE products are perfect for severe or profound hearing loss, but are also recommended for children who are still growing, and for those who don’t have the dexterity to fiddle with a tiny hearing device.

Most hearing aid manufacturers create BTE models, including Siemens, Signia, and Rexton.time wearers. Our favorite RIC hearing aids come from Widex and Signia.

In in Ear (ITE) and Semi in the ear

n The Ear (ITE) hearing aids fit all the components of the hearing aid into a small case that sits right inside your ear. This is much smaller than either the BTE or RIC models, and is custom made to fit your outer ear perfectly. Your ear may not feel as open as with a RIC hearing aid, but the closer fit means less feedback, and more natural hearing. ITE styles are a good balance between battery size and features, providing great amplification without sacrificing the features you want. Rexton, Siemens, Starkey and Signia all make ITE hearing aids.

Leading Hearing Aid Brands

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Widex Hearing Aids

Founded 60 years ago in Denmark, Widex is known for their trademark “Widex Sound,” which provides wearers with access to rich, clear sound. Widex was also the first manufacturer to produce a fully digital hearing aid. Their breakthroughs in technology continued with the launch of BEYOND. As Widex’s first Made for iPhone hearing aids, BEYOND provides wearers with excellent access to sound, ultra-fast processing, and accessibility through the wireless smartphone connection. Ear to Hear Online offers three BEYOND models at varying technology levels. Most recently, the launched the Evoke platform, the very first hearing aid with machine learning capabilities. 

Signia Hearing Aids

Signia hearing aids were introduced just a few years ago by the major manufacturer Siemens, and they’ve already come into their own. With 130 years of experiencing in hearing technology and design, Signia boasts the best of hearing aid features with their line of primax hearing aids. Signia hearing aids provide incredible access to sound, with features such as SpeechMaster and EchoShield. The Signia Silk  hearing aid is a ready-to-wear hearing aid, which uses ClickSleeves to fit most ear canals. You no longer have to wait for your own customized pair of hearing aids with the Signia Silk. The Pure Charge & Go is Signia’s rechargeable hearing aids, using super-fast lithium-ion technology. Signia also boasts arguable the most modern looking hearing aid in the industry, the super-sleek Signia Styletto. Other hearing aids available from Signia include varying levels of Primax hearing aids, as well as Nx hearing aids.

Oticon Hearing Aids

Founded in 1904 and based in Denmark, Oticon is one of the oldest hearing aid brands, focused on the relationship between hearing loss and the brain. Their trademark BrainHearing Technology is at the root of all of their hearing aid models, which supports the brain in the auditory process. Oticon’s current sound processing platform is Velox, which drastically improves upon previous hearing aid models. Velox provides wearers with 50 times faster processing, thus reducing listening efforts in noisy environments by 20%. Oticon’s latest hearing aid is the OPN, pronounced “open.” Built on an open sound solution, OPN provides wearers with a bigger picture of sound, empowering the brain to decide where to focus. As wireless hearing aids, OPN connects to your smartphone for even more access. Ear to Hear Online also offers Oticon Alta, Nera, and Ria hearing aids.

Phonak Hearing Aids

Founded in 1947 and based in Switzerland, Phonak is an innovative hearing aid manufacturer with the mission to “not rest until wearing a hearing aid is as simple and routine as eyeglasses and contact lenses.” Phonak’s most illustrious new hearing aid is the Audeo B-R, powered by the Belong Processing Platform. Responding to consumer calls for a rechargeable hearing aid, the Audeo B-R uses a lithium-ion battery and a recharging station to ensure up to 24 hours of listening. Audeo B-R, as well as Phonak’s other hearing aid models, are all equipped with their best listening features, such as AutoSense OS and Sound Recover. Ear to Hear also offers the Phonak Naida hearing aid, designed for higher degrees of hearing loss.

Resound Hearing Aids

Founded in 1943 and based in Denmark, ReSound is best known for introducing one of the world’s first Made for iPhone hearing aids, the LiNX. Now utilizing its third and fourth iterations, ReSound’s LiNX 3D and Resound Quattro Made for iPhone hearing aids provide wireless streaming and excellent listening features. With a Bluetooth connection, LiNX 3D and Quattro connect wirelessly to your smartphone (iPhone and Android), allowing you to stream phone calls, music, and other media directly to your ears. ReSound has also equipped LiNX 3D and Quattro with remote fine-tuning options; if you need to make changes to your listening experience, your hearing specialist at Ear to Hear can send you updates that are easily uploaded to your LiNX hearing aids.

Rexton Hearing Aids

With over 50 years of experience, Rexton hearing aids are user friendly and provide excellent access to sounds. At Ear to Hear Online, we offer the Rexton Emerald 4C, a powerful hearing aid with QuadCore technology. Rexton’s QuadCore technology consists of real-time audio exchange between hearing aids, outstanding speech intelligibility, and fully automatic features for a seamless listening experience. Additionally, wireless streaming technology allows you to connect your hearing aids to other devices for clear access to sound.

Unitron Hearing Aids

Founded in Canada, Unitron provides hearing aids that combine consumer feedback and hearing professional approved features. Unitron’s Moxi hearing aids are some of the smallest and most powerful available on the market. The Unitron North Moxi series of hearing aids boast automatic programming, wireless Bluetooth connection, and listening features that cater to various degrees of hearing loss, from mild to profound. Unitron has been awarded for their hearing aid design. Ear to Hear Online is proud to offer three different Unitron North Moxi hearing aid models.

Starkey Hearing Aids

Of the leading manufacturers, Starkey is the only brand based in the United States. They offer a wide range of hearing solutions including their most recent technology the Livio AI. Livio AI offers wearers the first multi-use device serving both as a hearing instrument and a fitness monitor. Incredibly, wearers can monitor important health stats while also benefitting from the advanced hearing aid technology Starkey is known for. Learn more about Starkey and their current models here. 

Other Hearing Aid Types

CROS Hearing Aids

CROS Systems are a type of hearing aid designed to treat single-sided hearing loss. CROS, which stands for Contralateral Routing of Signals, uses a wireless system that is worn behind the ear or with a custom in the ear mold. CROS hearing aid systems pick up sound from the side with hearing loss, processes and mixes the audio data, and transmits it to the ear with better hearing. CROS hearing aids provide wearers with access to a wider and richer picture of sound.

If you experience a unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss, contact us at Ear to Hear to learn more about CROS hearing aid systems.

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