Hearing aids are digital devices that are battery-powered or rechargeable, that are fitted into the ear canal or behind the ear to amplify sounds to assist a person with hearing loss to hear.
Audiologists at LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat are committed to providing exceptional customer care and state-of-the-art hearing aids to help you maximize your hearing. Our audiologists have passed a rigorous certification examination by the American Board of Audiology.
Following otologic and audiologic examinations, you may be scheduled for a hearing aid evaluation with an audiologist at LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat. The evaluation is conducted in our Audiology department where audiologists work closely with you to determine hearing aid candidacy and selection of appropriate hearing aids.
A variety of hearing aids are available to you with any number of features that can be adjusted to your needs. Depending on the extent of your hearing loss, comfort and preference, they can be:
- Fitted into your ear canal
- Fitted behind your ear
Types of hearing aids
- In-the-Ear (ITE)
ITE instruments fit in the outer portion of the ear.
- In-the-Canal (ITC)
ITC instruments are smaller, fitting down in the ear canal with a small portion visible in the outer ear.
- Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
CIC aids are barely visible. CICs are popular for their aesthetic appeal.
- Receiver-in-Canal (RIC)
RIC has a comfortable open fit and is barely visible with the body of the aid behind the ear connected to a thin tube.
- Behind-the-Ear (BTE)
BTE instrument is worn completely outside the ear with a mold worn in the ear.
- Invisible-in-Canal (IIC)
IIC aids are barely visible in the ear canal.
Experiencing hearing loss?
Before seeking a hearing aid, see your family physician to be sure your hearing loss is not caused by something otherwise correctable, such as an infection or a buildup of earwax. An otolaryngologist (ENT) can conduct a more advanced examination to ensure that your hearing loss or perception of hearing loss is not related to a more serious condition before a hearing aid recommendation will be made.
Why choose us
LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat offers a well-established hearing aid services staffed with audiologists. LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat has four Lehigh Valley locations where your hearing problems can be addressed at your convenience:
- LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat–17th Street
- LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat–Pond Road
- LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat–Muhlenberg
- LVPG Ear, Nose and Throat–Palmer Township
For an appointment, please call 888-402-LVHN (5846).