Choosing the right hearing aid
Tips for caring hearing aid
Different Hearing aid styles
- Completely in the canal (CIC) or mini CIC - A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is molded to fit inside your ear canal. It recovers mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.
- In the canal - An in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is custom molded and fits partly in the ear canal. It can recover mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.
- In the ear - in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids fit completely inside the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss.
- Behind the ear - A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. This type is used for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss.
- Receiver in canal or receiver in the ear - The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver in the canal or in the ear. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the pieces.
- Open fit - An open-fit hearing aid is a variation of the behind-the-ear hearing aid with a thin tube.