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Hearing Aid Styles


Receiver-in-Canal

Styles-RIC

 These hearing aids sit behind-the-ear with the speaker of the hearing aid placed inside the ear canal, and a thin electrical wire connecting the two discreetly. These aids tend to be the most cosmetically appealing and offer the optimal listening advantages for most patients. 


 

In-the-Ear (ITE)

Styles-ITE

Hearing aid is custom manufactured to fit perfectly in the ear.  Audiologist will take an impression and from that the hearing aid will be made just for you. These aids tend to be larger than other styles offered, and for most people are easier to handle than smaller hearing aids.


 

Invisible-in-Canal (ILC), In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

Styles-IIC

These aids are also manufactured to fit perfectly in the ear. They are smaller than the traditional ITE hearing aids. This style of hearing aid are cosmetically appealing and comfortable. Our audiologists can determine if you are a good candidate for invisible-in-canal, in-the-canal, or completely-in-the-canal technology.
 

Behind-the-Ear Open-Fit (O-BTE)

Styles-BTETT

Hearing aid is coupled to an earmold or earbud that fits into ear canal. The ear is open to sound allowing for the frequencies were hearing is normal to not be amplified. This leads to a more natural and comfortable sound quality.

 

Extended-Wear Hearing Aids

Styles-IIIC

These hearing aids fit deep in the ear canal, and are designed to be worn continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for several months at a time. You can wear the device during daily activities, like exercising, showering, talking on the phone, and sleeping. These hearing aids are purchased on a yearly subscription basis. The audiologist replaces the device(s) in the clinic monthly. The ideal extended-wear candidate is an individual with mild to moderate hearing loss who enjoys an active lifestyle. Our audiologists will help determine whether you are a good candidate for this style of hearing aids.
 

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Styles-BTE

Style is similar in body style to O-BTE but has a custom earmold and clear tubing attaching the mold to the hearing aid. This style is appropriate for more severe hearing losses.