Custom-Built Hearing Aids

Our technicians manufacture Completely-In-Canal, Low Profile, Canal, and Full Shell style hearing instruments in our on-site lab. We offer Receiver-In-Canal, Over-The-Ear, and Behind-The-Ear instruments from most of the major manufacturers.

Because we manufacture our hearing aids “in-house,” our prices for premium hearing aids are lower than most. At Kenyon Audiology, we can accommodate most any budget.

Our Technicians Are Artisans

At Kenyon Audiology, our hearing instruments are created by our technicians entirely by hand. From the first impression of your ear, the creation of the hearing aid “shell” and the wiring of the components, to the completed product, our hearing aids are painstakingly handcrafted for personalized fit and performance.

For those who require, or prefer Behind-The-Ear (BTE), Over-The-Ear (OTE), or Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) hearing aids, we can offer choices from all of the major hearing aid manufacturers.

Custom-Built Hearing Aids

Our technicians manufacture Completely-In-Canal, Low Profile, Canal, and Full Shell style hearing instruments in our on-site lab. We offer Receiver-In-Canal, Over-The-Ear, and Behind-The-Ear from most of the major manufacturers.

Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
The CIC is the smallest hearing instrument available. Nearly invisible inside the ear, the CIC is suitable for most hearing losses and has been shown to be a superior instrument for hearing well in background noise, physical retention (BTEs and RICs can fall off and become lost), and avoiding wind noise and water damage (the microphone of the BTE and RIC style hearing aids are exposed to the wind and rain, while CIC microphones are protected by the structure of the ear).

Because the CIC fits inside the ear canal, the outer structure of the ear remains open, allowing it to work the way nature intended. The outer ear is designed to gather and focus sound waves, enhance speech-reception frequencies and provide “delay cues” to the brain, all of which helps you hear in background noise. Hearing aids that fill most or even part of your outer ear can interfere with the important sound localization process.

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)
The RIC is a versatile instrument, worn behind the ear that requires no ear impression or custom mold. The RIC is quick to fit, suitable for many hearing losses, and requires fewer follow-up appointments.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
This instrument is placed behind the ear and is connected to a custom mold fitted inside the ear. The BTE is versatile, but its main advantage is that it allows more power to be delivered to the ear in the case of severe or profound hearing loss.

Each style of hearing aid has its advantages but may have drawbacks depending on your lifestyle. At Kenyon Audiology, we believe that the CIC style of hearing instrument delivers the best hearing and the greatest number of advantages for those who choose to lead an active lifestyle. We have specialized in manufacturing custom CICs for over 20 years. Our success rate is among the highest in the industry!

To learn more about your hearing loss and the solutions available, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kenyon, our audiologist, will discuss the advantages of each style of hearing aid and help you determine which ones may best serve your needs.

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