Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids Are Made for Every Lifestyle

Suffering from hearing loss? We are here to help. The fact is, without treatment, your hearing loss can get worse. Your ears and brain need sound to continue to remain engaged and interested. Even if you can hear the sounds, it may become that you can’t recognize the words, or those simple words become jumbled and confusing. The earlier you treat your hearing loss, the more hearing you’ll be able to preserve.

At Audiological Services of Iowa, we are committed to offering our patients the most advanced hearing aid technology available on the market. We believe that each patient should be presented options that take into account their unique hearing loss, lifestyle and their budget consideration.

When it comes to hearing aids, there is no one-size fits all option. Hearing aids come in many different sizes and fitting styles (how they attach to your ear). Today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact, and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid wearers. We work with all of the leading hearing aid manufacturers to ensure that our patients have the best choices available.

Various Hearing Aid Styles We Offer:

The smallest custom style, IIC instruments, sit invisibly in or past the second bend of the ear canal. IIC devices are specifically designed for mild-to-moderate hearing loss.

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

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 longer battery life and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.

Full shell models sit flush within the entire ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which 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.

Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear and have ultra-thin tubing/wiring to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing/wiring connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn’t occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally 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.
RIC 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. RIC instruments fit mild-to-severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.
BTEs with earmolds fit mild through severe hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features, including 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.

Hearing Protection


We offer a variety of custom hearing protection for:

  • Hunting
  • Music
  • Swimming
  • Sleeping
  • Motorsports
  • Surfing
  • Occupational