Discover the Hearing Aid Style That Fits You

There are many different types of hearing aids on the market that are very effective at improving your communication skills. Visit inTouch Hearing at one of our convenient locations to find out which model will be best for you!

various hearing aid styles

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Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)

These hearing aids fit within the ear canal making them very difficult to notice. CICs offer excellent sound quality, but may be difficult for some people to manipulate due to the instrument’s small size. They are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

In-The-Canal (ITC)

In-The-Canal hearing aids are custom-built to fit almost completely within the ear canal. ITCs are appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

In-The-Ear (ITE)

In-The-Ear hearing aids are custom-built to fit securely in an individual’s outer ear. ITEs are appropriate for mild to severe hearing loss, and are generally stronger and have less feedback than smaller aids.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Behind-The-Ear hearing aids rest behind the ear and amplified sound is sent through a tube to an earmould that fits in the ear. BTEs often use larger batteries for longer life and bigger amplifiers for stronger amplification. Most BTEs are compatible with assistive listening devices. BTEs are suitable for mild to profound hearing loss.

Open Fit Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Open Fit Behind-The-Ear aids are designed to leave the ear canal open. They are perfect for people that don’t like the feeling that their ear is plugged by their aids. These aids are usually small and joined to the ear canal by a very slim tube, making them hard to see. They are not suitable for every hearing loss, but most adults with presbycusis find them very helpful and comfortable.

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