Know the Difference Between Each Style of Hearing Aid

Different Hearing Aids PhotoWhen looking at hearing aids, it’s important to know which styles are available and which ones are best for your type of hearing loss.

Below is an outline the various styles we offer here at Audio Help and which type of hearing loss each hearing aid can assist with the most.

 Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE, RIC)
With this style, the receiver (speaker) fits inside the ear canal and is hardly noticeable. Best for mild or moderate hearing loss, most wearers find RITE/RIC hearing aids to be very comfortable.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
For moderate to severe hearing loss, most of the technology is located behind the ear. A small, plastic acoustical tube then amplifies sound into an ear bud.

In-The-Ear (ITE)
This custom-made hearing aid fits in the outer portion of the ear and is perfect for those with mild to severe hearing loss.

Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC)
This is the smallest style hearing aid available. It fits further into the ear canal than other styles and – in many cases – is completely invisible. People with mild to moderate hearing loss life this style because it’s so difficult to notice.

In-The-Canal (ITC)
People with mild to mildly severe hearing loss benefit from the custom-made hearing aid that fits in the canal with a small portion that is visible in the outer ear.

Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
This hearing aid fits complete in the ear canal and only a small handle can be seen. This handle is used to insert and extract the hearing aid. People with mild to moderate hearing loss typically use this style of hearing aid.

To learn more about hearing aids or to see which style will best help you with your hearing loss, contact any of Audio Help’s New York locations by calling 888-832-9966.