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Hearing Aids

123At Fairfax Hearing Center, each hearing care purchase includes:

  • FREE batteries for the life of the hearing aids
  • FREE quarterly cleanings/check-ups
  • FREE follow-up visits
  • FREE annual hearing screenings
  • TWO/THREE YEAR repair
  • TWO/THREE YEAR loss warranty
Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

1Behind-The-Ear instruments are appropriate for hearing losses from mild to profound. Directional microphones, multiple listening programs, telecoil, and Bluetooth® compatibility are available. This instrument style also allows an open fit that increases patient comfort and reduces the “head in a barrel” sensation that often comes from smaller devices that fully obstruct the ear canal.

receiver-in-the-ear (RITE)/receiver-in-canal (RIC)

Receiver in the canal (RIC)/receiver in the ear (RITE) hearing devices are the most popular style of hearing aids because they keep the ear canal open to reduce any plugged-up sensation. This style is appropriate for most degrees of hearing loss. Advanced features include Bluetooth® compatibility, directional microphones, multiple listening programs, and telecoil.

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)


The Completely-In-The-Canal style is appropriate for patients with a mild to moderate hearing loss and the patients level of manual dexterity. Available features and options are also limited due to its small size.

In-The-Canal (ITC)

The In-The-Canal (ITC) style hearing instrument is a smaller model than the full-shell ITE and is appropriate for hearing losses from mild to moderately severe. Features may be somewhat limited due to size. Good manual dexterity is important for this style.

In-The-Ear (ITE)

A custom In-The-Ear (ITE) hearing instrument fills the outer portion of the ear. This style is appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses and may include features such as directional microphones, multiple listening programs, a telecoil or Bluetooth® compatibility.


Lyric® is the first and only extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. Lyric 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 months at a time.* No surgery or anesthesia is required. Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric is positioned completely inside the ear canal, so it uses your ear’s natural anatomy to provide exceptional sound quality. Lyric lets you hear better and live life to the fullest! Learn more on our Lyric Page.