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Hearing Aids

About Hearing Aids

All hearing aids contain:

  • A microphone to pick up sounds
  • An amplifier to make sounds louder
  • A receiver to send the louder signals to the eardrum
  • A battery to act as the power source.



Hearing Aid Styles


Open fit – open fit hearing aids are small devices placed behind the ear with a slim tube attached to the device and inserted down the ear canal. They are non-occluding. This style is good for people with a high frequency hearing loss or mild to moderate hearing loss. They help you hear better when background noise is present.


Behind-the-ear (BTE) – sit comfortably behind your ear while amplified sound passes down a tube to a customized earmold that fits securely into your ear. Because they are larger, BTEs can accommodate bigger batteries for longer life and larger amplifiers for maximum amplification. BTEs are suitable for mild to profound hearing losses.


In-the-ear (ITE) – are custom-made to fit securely in your outer ear, ensuring optimum performance and maximum comfort. ITEs are suitable for mild to severe hearing losses.


In-the-canal (ITC) – are custom-made to fit almost entirely inside your ear canal, making them difficult to notice. ITCs are suitable for mild to moderately-severe hearing losses


Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) – fit deep inside your ear canal so that they’re practically invisible. Benefits include cosmetic appeal, reduced feedback and excellent sound quality. CICs are suitable for mild to moderately-severe hearing losses.