Hearing Aid Types

From larger devices that are easier to handle, to tiny, invisible, or nearly invisible devices that are concealed within the ear canal, Central Plains ENT & Audiology has options sure to meet your hearing or cosmetic needs.

All hearing aids consist of three basic components: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker (also called the “receiver”). Where these are placed on the device varies by style, as does the internal circuitry that determines the sound quality and critical sound-processing features — like background noise reduction or spatial mapping (a feature that helps you to better understand the source of sound). Keep in mind that not all styles are suitable for all degrees of hearing loss.

Receiver in Canal Hearing Aid - Omaha NE

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC)

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Leaves the ear open
  • Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling
  • Sleek design barely visible when worn
Behind the Ear Hearing Aid - Omaha NE

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

  • Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss
  • Custom earpiece is molded to fit your outer ear
  • Discreet design
Completely In The Canal Hearing Aid - Omaha NE

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

  • For mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Virtually undetectable
  • Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise
In The Canal - Central Plains ENT & Audiology

In-The-Canal (ITC)

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Fits in the ear canal
  • Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid
Full Shell In The Ear - Omaha NE

Full Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Fits directly into external ear
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease

Call Central Plains ENT at (402) 502-6970 for more information or to schedule an appointment.