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What are the different types of hearing aids?

2012-08-01

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) - Sits behind your ear and is connected to an ear mold placed inside your ear via tubing. BTE devices are fastened on the ear with an ear hook and the ear molds are custom made to fit the user's ear.

 

In the Ear (ITE) - These are placed in the ear of the wearer.

 

In the Canal (ITC) and Completely in the Canal (CIC) - With ITCs and CICs, the whole hearing aid is placed inside the canal. ITCs are often larger than CIC devices. CICs are extremely tiny in size and are almost invisible.

 

InstantFit CIC-do not need ear impressions for production. Three different sizes of

ear-plugs are applied to fit for different ear canals.

 

Body-worn hearing aids - These aids use an external box worn by the user. The user wears an ear piece which is attached to the box by a wire.

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