When choosing the right hearing aid, there are a few things to consider.  Personal preference, hearing loss type and severity, functionality as well as level of activity can help determine which style is right for you.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

BTE models are available for all degrees of hearing loss and, as the name suggests, can be worn comfortably behind the ear.

Receiver-in Canal (RIC)

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.

 

In-The-Ear (ITE)

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)

This custom hearing aid fits in the ear canal and only a small portion of the hearing aid is visible. These are usually for mild to mildly severe hearing loss.

Completely-In-Canal (CIC)

These are completely custom-made to fit entirely in the ear canal. They are easily removable and are recommended for those with mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

Invisible In Canal (IIC)

These hearing aids are so tiny, no one will notice you’re wearing them. They are custom-made and completely invisible in most ears. This model is recommended for those with mild to moderately severe hearing loss.