Hearing aid types

There are several types of hearing aids, including Behind-the-Ear (BTE), In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC), and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aids. The type of hearing aid chosen depends on the severity of hearing loss and personal preferences.

All three types of hearing aids offer many benefits, including improved hearing and communication, reduced listening effort, and increased participation in daily activities. The type of hearing aid that is best for you will depend on your specific hearing needs and preferences.


In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are custom-made to fit snugly inside the ear canal and are often a good option for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. They are discreet and easy to handle, making them a popular choice among many users.


Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are larger than ITE hearing aids, but they sit behind the ear and are connected to an earmold that fits inside the ear canal. They are a versatile option for individuals with a wide range of hearing losses and are well-suited for those with dexterity issues.


Completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids are small and fit entirely inside the ear canal, making them the most discreet option. They can be difficult to handle for some users, especially those with dexterity issues, but they are ideal for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss who are looking for a low-profile solution.

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