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Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing Plus takes the time to get to know you and your unique requirements. We offer a variety of hearing aid styles and find the most suitable device for you, thanks to the large number of models accessible.

Take a look at the various types of hearing aids available.


Behind-the-ear (BTE)

A BTE hearing aid is worn behind the ear and hooks over the top. The hearing aid is connected to a personalised earpiece called an ear mould that fits in your ear canal via a tube. This type of hearing aid is suitable for persons of all ages and with virtually any type of hearing loss.

Some of its features:

  • Although some modern designs are sleek and barely visible, this has traditionally been
  • Includes directional microphones
  • Is able to withstand higher amplification than other styles
  • It may pick up more wind noise than others
  • A rechargeable battery may be available

Receiver in Canal (RIC) and Receiver in the Ear (RITE)

The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to behind-the-ear hearing aids in that the speaker or receiver is located in the ear canal. The component behind the ear is connected to the speaker or receiver by a small wire rather than tubing.

The following are their features:

  • Comes with a less conspicuous
  • Offers manual control options
  • Includes directional microphones
  • A rechargeable battery may be available
  • Earwax may clog the speaker

In the Ear (ITE)

A custom-made in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid comes in two styles: one that occupies the majority of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear (full shell) and one that occupies only the lower section (half shell). Both are suitable for persons who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss and come with directional microphones (two microphones for better hearing in noise).

Its features include:

  • A volume control is included
  • It might be less difficult to deal with
  • Longer battery life is achieved by using a larger battery
  • The speaker is prone to earwax clogging
  • May pick up more wind noise than other devices
  • Is more visible than other tiny ear gadgets

In the Canal (ITC)

A custom-moulded in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid fits partially in the ear canal. Adults with mild to moderate hearing loss may benefit from this hearing aid style.

It has the following characteristics:

  • Isn’t as noticeable in the ear as larger ones
  • Because of its small size, it may be difficult to adjust
  • The speaker is prone to earwax clogging

Completely in the Canal (CIC)

A hearing aid that is completely in-the-canal is moulded to fit inside your ear canal. It helps people with mild to severe hearing loss.

Its features are as follows:

  • Is the tiniest and least conspicuous of all types
  • Is less susceptible to wind noise
  • Small batteries are used, which have a short life span and are difficult to handle
  • Extra functions, such as volume control or a directional microphone, are usually missing
  • The speaker is prone to earwax clogging

Invisible in the Canal (IIC)

Hearing aids that are invisible-in-canal (IIC) are the tiniest personalized hearing aids available. This hearing aid is shaped and engineered to fit completely inside your ear canal. They become nearly undetectable to those around you as a result of this.

Some of its features are as follows:

  • Smallest type of hearing aid available and is invisible in the ear.
  • Works for mild to moderately severe hearing loss (fitting range upto 70 dB).
  • Uses small batteries (size 10), require more frequent changing.
  • Less likely to pick up wind noise.
  • Needs more care to handle and clean.