Hearing Aid Styles
The type of hearing aid that will work best for you depends on your unique hearing condition and your lifestyle.
Receiver-In-the-Ear Hearing Aids
Discreet and comfortable these reduce the "plugged up" sensation because they keep the ear canal open. These types of hearing devices are dependent upon the patient's degree of hearing loss and can be integrated with additional technology like Bluetooth, binaural communication and wireless programming.
Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids (BTE)
More powerful than smaller devices and easy to handle, these instruments can be used for a wide range of hearing losses. Due to their size, BTEs can accommodate larger amplifiers and more features, such as automatic telephone switches. Their size makes them easy to handle and are a good choice for children and patients with moisture or excessive wax accumulation.
In-the-Ear Hearing Aids (ITE)
Resting inside the ear rather than behind it, these instruments can be used for a wide range of hearing losses. Due to their size, ITEs can accommodate larger amplifiers and more features. Their size also makes them easier to handle. This is an appropriate choice for any individual, especially those with limited vision or dexterity problems.
In-The-Canal (ITC) and Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids
Smaller than ITE devices, they require good manual dexterity and are not effective with all losses.