Upper Valley Hearing & Balance, Inc. | (937) 308-7000 | 31 Stanfield Road, Suit 306 | Troy, Ohio, 45373

Kate Williamson Lins, Au.D. Mallory Mercer, Au.D. Alison Bailey Au.D. Jane H. Rudy, Au.D.
Dr. Kate Williamson Lins
Dr. Mallory Mercer
Dr. Alison Bailey
Dr. Jane H. Rudy

Hearing aids

FIRST AND FOREMOST - We stand by our "BEST PRICE PROMISE". As the only Doctors of Audiology in the greater Miami County please be assured you are not only getting the most qualified and experienced audiologists, we also promise you the best price. Because we have the only full service audiology practice in the area, you will find our prices are hundreds of dollars lower than any other retail stores or hearing aid outlets. ..PROMISE.

Open ear, more comfortable, more cosmetically-appealing, with better sound... hearing instruments have come a long way in the past five years, with new technology making all the difference.

We offer state-of-the-art hearing devices, many years of experience, doctoral-level audiology education, and exceptional customer service... which makes improving your hearing easier and less stressful. We'll explain your options to you - keeping in mind the best value for your specific needs and lifestyle. All of our hearing instruments are fitted on a thirty-day trial basis to insure your complete satisfaction before purchase. Here is a brief overview of the types of hearing instruments available.

Open Fitting
An open fitting is a new type of hearing instrument that uses a thin tube or a speaker inside the ear canal. These types of devices are for people who have difficulty with speech clarity, and may have been told at one time they could not use a hearing aid efffectively. These devices do not plug up your ear and offer ease of use and benefit never before offered. New technology allows for exceptional results with unprecedented natural sound and comfort.


Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
Modern circuitry has been miniaturized enough to allow even the most advanced digital circuits to fit into a CIC hearing instrument. Today's CICs can fit many hearing losses - from mild to moderate - with excellent results in a variety of listening situations. Dr. Rudy and Dr. Lins will be happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this style of hearing device.

earbte.jpgBehind-the-Ear (BTE)
This style hooks over the ear and allows the body of the hearing instrument to hang behind the outer ear with only a discreet ear mold in the ear. The BTE can be used to fit a wide range of hearing losses, but is mainly reserved for more severe hearing losses. It can also be useful for extreme high frequency hearing losses or draining ears where special air ventilation is required.

In-the-Ear (ITE)
This style is custom fit to fill the opening of the ear. ITE hearing devices allow for a comfortable fit, ease of manipulation (insertion and removal), and are generally easy to clean and maintain. ITE instruments are appropriate for a wide variety of hearing loss, from mild to severe degrees of impairment.

In-the-Canal (ITC)
This style is custom crafted to sit into the ear canal, offering more concealment and, often, a more comfortable fit than BTE or ITE types. Advances in technology have allowed us to fit this smaller hearing instrument on a variety of hearing losses, ranging from mild to moderate impairments.

Miami County's only provider of Lyric Extended Wear hearing aids!

Lyric is the first extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. It is comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing professional and can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 4 months at a time. No surgery or anesthesia is required. Click on Logo to Learn more!

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