Cincinnati Hearing Center

513-598-9444
6570 Glenway Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

Cincinnati Hearing Center

Hearing Aids

Here you can explore the brands that we currently offer, visit each company’s website, and check out their line of hearing aids. Each brand will give you additional insight into how important hearing is and how their hearing solution could benefit you.

We carry the following brands:

Siemens

For over 125 years, Siemens Hearing Instruments has dedicated itself to designing and building the most technologically advanced hearing aids to fit all types and degrees of hearing loss and cosmetic preference so people with hearing loss can enjoy a world of better hearing for better living.

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Oticon

Oticon believes that it takes more than technology to create the best solutions. They put the individual needs and wishes of hard-of-hearing people first when developing new technologies.

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Phonak

The Phonak Group specializes in the design, development, production, and worldwide distribution of technologically advanced wireless and hearing systems.

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Starkey

Through cutting-edge research, hearing-loss awareness programs, and outstanding service, Starkey makes the journey to better hearing comfortable, satisfying, and successful.

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GN ReSound

ReSound today upholds its illustrious history as a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge hearing instruments in major global markets. It offers a full family of products so that everyone may experience the benefits of hearing instruments.

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Unitron

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Our staff will walk you though the benefits of each style and guide you to a brand that has a hearing aid to fit your individual needs. Call 513.598.9444 today to find out more about the hearing aids that we offer.

In-the-Ear Styles

Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a cast or impression of the ear. They’re available in different skin tones to blend in with your outer ear. There are several styles; each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They benefit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal, as they’re nearly invisible when worn.

IIC

Invisible In-the-Canal (IIC)

As the smallest custom style, IIC instruments sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. They provide an even deeper fit than the traditional CIC aids. IIC are specifically designed for mild to moderate hearing loss.

ITC

In-the-Canal (ITC)

ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life and can host additional features such as directional microphones (for better understanding in noisy environments), and volume controls. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses.

Full Shell or ITE

Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE)

Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size accommodates the maximum number of additional controls and features (such as directional microphones) that require space on the outer portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size than the smaller styles and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they’re widely recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.

Behind-the-Ear Styles

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sounds down into the ear. The tubing connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure the hearing aid in the ear canal. BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, as well as chrome colors, leopard print, and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types, and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off their unique style with cool designs.

Mini BTE

Mini BTE with slim tube and tip

Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear and have ultrathin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as air and sound enter the ear as usual around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate high-frequency losses.

Receiver in the ear (RITE)

Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)

RITE models, also known as RIC (receiver-in-canal) models, are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip instead of in the main body of the instrument. RITE instruments fit mild to severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the mini BTE when worn on the ear.

BTE

BTE with earmold

BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features such as a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer’s hairstyle, determine exactly how they’ll look on each person.