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Styles of Hearing Aids

There are several different styles of hearing aids to choose from

Below are listed the most commonly utilized hearing aid types. Personal preference, hearing loss type and severity, functionality as well as level of activity help determine which style is right for you. If you would like to read further on hearing aids and hearing loss please click here.

Receiver-in-Canal (RICs)

These models are smaller than standard BTE models and are available for mild to severe hearing loss. They can be worn comfortably behind the ear. These styles of hearing aids are available in many different colors, styles and designs

Behind-the-Ear (BTEs)

BTE models are available for all degrees of hearing loss and, as the name suggests, can be worn comfortably behind the ear. These styles of hearing aids are available in many different colors, styles and designs.

 

 

In-the-Ear (ITEs)

These models are made specifically to fit the shape of your ear canal for maximum benefit and the best possible comfort. They are available in many skin tones, are unobtrusive and very effective. The smallest models sit in your ear canal and are virtually invisible. These models are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

 

 

In-the-Canal (ITC)

In-the-Canal (ITC) custom hearing aid fits in the ear canal. A small portion of the hearing aid shows in outer ear. This hearing aid is for mild to mildly severe hearing loss, custom-made for you and is available in a variety of color options.

 

Completely-In-Canal (CIC)

Completely-in-Canal hearing aids (CIC) are custom-made to fit completely in the ear canal. Only the tip of a small plastic “handle” shows outside the canal, which is used to insert and remove the instrument.

 

Invisible In Canal (IIC)

Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) hearing aids are so tiny, no one will notice you’re wearing them. They are custom-made for you, for mild to moderately severe hearing loss, and completely invisible in most ears.

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