Hearing Aids at North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab

Choosing the "best" hearing aid can appear to be a daunting task. Our expert staff is here to educate you and guide you through the process. No two hearing losses are created equal and with that in mind, what may work for one individual, may not for the next. The audiologists are dedicated to dispensing the optimal hearing solution. This includes listening to the patient and respecting cosmetic concerns when indicated.

Variety of modern hearing aids

Hearing Aid Styles

All hearing aid styles are available. The most efficient styles include:

RIC hearing aid

Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC)

This is one of the most "flexible" and cosmetic hearing aids available. It provides excellent sound quality and tends to be very comfortable in the ear. It is appropriate for most types of hearing loss.

BTE hearing aid

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

A more "traditional" looking hearing aid that is most appropriate for moderate to severe hearing losses.

IIC hearing aid

Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC)

The smallest custom hearing aid available, which is cosmetic with custom appeal.

CIC hearing aid

Completely-in-Canal (CIC)

Also very cosmetic, but slightly larger than the IIC. It is an "easier" hearing aid for those with dexterity limitations. It is custom-made for your ear.

ITC hearing aid

In-the-Canal (ITC)

This hearing aid is designed for mild to severe hearing losses. It is slightly larger than a CIC, and utilizes a larger battery. It is custom-made for your ear.

In-the-Ear (ITE)

An ITE hearing aid is appropriate for mild to severe hearing loss. It is larger which can make physical handling easier and it can be easier to adjust. It is custom-made for your ear.

Made for iPhone hearing aid

Made-for-iPhone Hearing aids

Several manufacturers have designed hearing aids that can "pair" to your iPhone, allowing for wireless streaming of sound (phone calls, music, etc). Your iPhone can individualize your listening experience.

Earlens hearing aid


This revolutionary hearing aid is driven by light (laser) rather than the conventional acoustic signal. No other hearing device can provide the expansive frequency response providing unparalleled sound quality and hearing performance. Our audiologists are the only private practice professionals trained and recognized to dispense this product.

ITE hearing aid


Lyric is an extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. It is placed in the ear canal by one of our audiologists and is worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 3 months increments. This unique hearing aid is dispensed as a one year subscription, allowing patients to annually assess best hearing aid solutions.

Hearing Aid Fitting

Much like computers, hearing aid technology is advancing very quickly. Our expert staff is trained in the latest technology to ensure we are on the cutting edge of what is available for best hearing outcomes. No two hearing losses are created equal and with that in mind, a hearing aid fitting will be customized for your specific needs. We are able to work with all major hearing aid manufacturers to ensure the most appropriate recommendation is provided.

We will service any model of hearing aid, but recommend the following manufacturers:

Hearing Aid Inspection

Hearing aids are a big investment in your quality of life. We want to help you protect that investment. Bring your devices to us for regular cleaning and inspection. When necessary, we will replace parts as needed and assess the function of the hearing aids to ensure they are working to manufacturer's specification and appropriately for your hearing loss.

Make Your Appointment


Highland Park Location

1160 Park Ave W. #4 South
Highland Park, IL 60035

Long Grove Location

4160 Robert Parker Coffin Rd #103
Long Grove, IL 60047

Lake Forest Location

990 S Waukegan Rd, 2nd Floor
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 432-5555

MON-FRI 9:00am - 5:00pm
SAT 8:30am - 11:30am (Highland Park Only)



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