At Dobbins Hearing Service we pride ourselves on dispensing the best quality hearing aids on the market, programmed to meet your specific needs. A wide variety of hearing aids is available with a broad range of features to suit many different needs.

Hearing aids are available in six styles, two behind-the-ear (BTE) designs and four custom in the ear. The choice of the style or model of hearing aids is made after considering a number of factors such as shape and severity of hearing loss, cosmetics, lifestyle, dexterity, and previous hearing aid experience. With the exception of the IIC, hearing aid style does not have any effect on the hearing aid price which is determined by the technological level and processing features provided by the microchip inside the aid.


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Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC)
• For most hearing losses
• Most popular and comfortable style
• Sleek and barely visible when in use


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Behind-the-ear (BTE)
• For all types of hearing loss
• Custom molded to fit outer ear
• Best choice for severe to profound hearing loss


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Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC)
• Fits mild to moderately severe hearing loss
• Completely undetectable in most ears
• Smallest hearing aid made


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Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
• For mild to moderate hearing loss
• Almost undetectable
• Wind noise reduced by location in the ear


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In-the-Canal (ITC)
• For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
• Placed inside the ear canal
• Maximum flexibility in a discrete size


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In-the-Ear (ITE)
• For mild to severe hearing loss
• Large battery size
• Easy to insert and adjust


Dobbins Hearing Service has been serving Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, North Phoenix, and the surrounding Arizona communities since 1984. Contact us today to find out which hearing aid will work for you. 


For additional hearing aid information, visit these pages:
How Hearing Aids Work
Hearing Aids