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Hearing Aid Styles

Behind the ear hearing aid
BTE: Behind the Ear
The electrical components of the instrument (microphone, amplifier, receiver) are housed in a compact case that tucks behind the ear. Sound is delivered to the ear canal through a clear tube over the top of the ear and into a custom-made acrylic/silicone earmold.
> Available in a variety of colors to blend with skin or hair
> Provides the best performance for severe hearing losses
> Extremely sturdy and reliable; also highly recommended for children
> Typically uses a larger battery (size 675 or 13) for longer battery life and easier manipulation
> Larger controls that are easier for some people to adjust
In the ear hearing aid
ITE: In the Ear
Electrical components of this instrument (microphone, amplifier, receiver) fit into a shell custom made to fit inside the ear. An ITE device may be more visible in the ear, though there are several types of ITE hearing aids, such as a Compeltely in the Canal (CIC), and In the Canal (ITC).
> More space for venting to reduce the occasional sensation of occlusion so your own voice will sound better
> Somewhat larger and can be easier to handle.
> Powered by larger batteries that last longer
> Able to accommodate accessories and special programming
In the canal hearing aid
ITC: In the Canal
The canal style provides a very cosmetic solution that can be hidden in most ears.
> Uses a slightly larger battery than the CIC for battery economy
> Optional telecoil switch
Completely in the canal hearing aid
CIC: Completely in the Canal
The completely-in-canal hearing aid is a small hearing aid that fits entirely within your ear canal. These digital hearing aids are popular because it is the one of the smallest styles available.
> Excellent cosmetics-- almost invisible in the ear
> Comfortable and convenient telephone usage
> Takes advantage of the ear's own natural sound-collecting design
> Less wind noise
Receiver in the canal hearing aid
RIC: Receiver in Canal
RIC (receiver-in-canal) hearing aids have thin tubing that makes it very cosmetically appealing. The receiver is housed within a small tip that goes in to your ear and the computer sits behind the ear.
> Great comfort
> Excellent cosmetics
> Some models are water resistant


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Free Otoscopic Examination
Free Evaluation with Recomendation
Free Annual Hearing Test
Free Clean And Checks
Free Life Time After Care
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Free Three Year Warranty*
Free Three Year Loss And Damage Warranty*

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