In-the-Canal (ITC), Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) and Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) Aids
These types of hearing aids are contained in a tiny case that fits partly or completely into the ear canal. They are the smallest of the hearing aid styles and offer cosmetic and listening advantages. If you would like to discuss a fitting or how an In-the-Canal (ITC) or Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aid might benefit you, contact us today.
In-the-Ear (ITE) Aids
The In-the-Ear type hearing aid is contained in a small shell-like case that fills in the outer part of your ear. These hearing aids are larger than canal aids but for some people, may be easier to handle than smaller aids. If you would like to discuss a fitting or how an In-the-Ear (ITE) Aid might benefit you, contact us today.
Remote Mic Custom Aids
The placement of the microphone in the concha gives the hearing aid user a much better sound experience. The #1 advantage is that this “custom hearing aid” places a microphone in a flexible tube, then the microphone is tucked into the inner part of your ear in the helix. Because your helix and outer ear protect the microphone, there is no wind noise with this custom hearing aid… Golfers, bikers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts love the cosmetic appeal and the hearing benefits.
Extended Wear Hearing Aids
Extended Wear hearing aids are non-surgically placed in the ear canal by an audiologist. They can be worn up to several months at a time without removal. The devices are made using a soft polymer designed to fit the curves of your ear. They are meant to be worn continuously and then replaced every couple of months. These are a great solution for active individuals because they are designed to protect against moisture – they can be worn while swimming or other exercising, or while in the shower.
This device is purchased as an annual subscription (4 devices per ear per year).
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Aids
With this type of hearing aid, all parts of the hearing aid are contained in a small plastic case that rests behind your ear. This small case is then connected to an ear-mold by a piece of clear tubing. This style is a great option for young children who are still growing or for temporary hearing loss.
Behind-the-Ear Aid: Open Fitting
The Open Fitting hearing aid is made up of a small plastic case that rests behind your ear, and a very thin clear tube that runs into the ear canal. Inside the ear canal, a small, soft silicone dome or a molded acrylic tip holds the tube in place. If you would like to discuss the listening advantages of this type of hearing aid, contact us today.
Receiver-in-Canal Aids, Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE or RIC)
These type of hearing aids look similar to the behind-the-ear type except the speaker of the hearing aid is placed inside the ear canal, and a thin electrical wire is used instead of an acoustic tube. If you would like to discuss the listening advantages of this type of hearing aid, contact us today.
The technical advancements in hearing aid design and performance in recent years allow us to offer unprecedented flexibility and comfort to all ages and sensitivities. The best match is a hearing aid that meets your daily activity needs while providing you with a level of technology, style and fit that meets your listening needs.
Let us help you better hear your spouse, children and grandchildren while also ensuring you will better understand conversations in noisy environments and assist you with the challenges of television, radio and cell phone/telephone!
Schedule an appointment today and see why so many of our patients are experiencing better hearing – and better health. Learn more about hearing loss here.