Styles of Hearing Aids

All hearing aids consist of three basic components: a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker. Where these are placed on the device varies by model. The sound quality and sound-processing features — like background noise reduction – also vary by style. Choosing the right style of hearing aid  depends on your specific diagnosis and the type of lifestyle that you live. We’ll help you choose the hearing aid that is right for you.

Micro Behind the Ear

Receiver-In-The-Canal Hearing Aid (RIC)

  •     For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  •     Leaves the ear open
  •     Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling
  •     Sleek design barely visible when worn

Behind the Ear

Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aid (BTE)

  •     Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss
  •     Custom earpiece is molded to fit your outer ear
  •     Discreet design

Mini Canal

 

Completely-In-The-Canal Hearing Aid (CIC)

  •     For mild to moderate hearing loss
  •     Virtually undetectable
  •     Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise

In the Ear

In-The-Canal Hearing Aid (ITC)

  •     For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  •     Fits in the ear canal
  •     Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid

Half Shell

 Half Shell In-The-Ear Hearing Aid (ITE)

  •     For mild to severe hearing loss
  •     Fits directly into external ear
  •     Inserted and adjusted with ease

In the Ear

 Full Shell In-The-Ear Hearing Aid (ITE)

  •     For mild to severe hearing loss
  •     Fits directly into external ear
  •     Inserted and adjusted with ease