There are a variety of different styles of hearing aids, each with its own advantages and limitations. They vary by size, the degree to which they amplify sound, and their placement - inside or outside of the ear. The results of your evaluation will help us decide which style best suits your needs.
- Hearing Aids Behind-The-Ear (BTE) – These classic hearing aids work well for varying degrees of hearing loss and can be programmed manually. They are housed in a curved case that rests behind the ear.
- Receiver In-The-Ear (RITE) – This discreet device is suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. These newer models of hearing aids consist of three parts: the housing (which sits behind the ear), a thin wire, and the receiver, which is placed inside the ear.
- Hearing Aids In-The-Canal (ITC) – Suitable for mild to severe hearing loss, ITC hearing aids are custom-made and are cosmetically appealing because they less visible than other styles..
- Hearing Aids In-The-Ear (ITE) – These hearing aids are custom-made to fit directly into the external ear. They are easily inserted and adjusted and work well for people with mild to severe hearing loss.
- Hearing Aids Completely In-The-Canal (CIC) – These custom-made hearing aids are small, discreet and appropriate for mild to moderate hearing loss. They're placed within the ear, which reduces wind noise. They are not recommended for use by children.