Outside the ear

Receiver in the ear (RITE/RIE/RIC)

Receiver in the ear (RITE/RIE/RIC)

Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE) or sometimes known as Receiver in the Canal is a style of hearing aid where the main body of the hearing aid sits behind the ear while the receiver or speaker sits in the ear canal. It is a modern variation of the traditional Behind-The-Ear (BTE) style.

As the receiver or speaker is separated from the main body of the hearing aid, the devices to be built smaller and it is unnoticeable when worn. Also the receiver is easily replaced along with a huge variety of disposable ear tips. This makes the RITE style is known as one of the most versatile and popular styles among patients with mild to severe hearing loss.

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Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) is a traditional style where the main body of the hearing aid sits behind the ear. The hearing aid is attached to a ear mould which transfers the sound into the ear canal.

BTE is one of the more durable styles as the electronic components are kept away from the ear canal which can affect the components due to ear wax, discharge or moisture. BTE is usually built bigger than RIC and is less discreet. Hence it is suitable for patients with eyesight and dexterity issues.

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Inside the ear

Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)

Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)

Invisible-in-the-canal is the smallest custom-made hearing aid style available in the market today. It is placed deep in the ear canal and is almost invisible. It is a good solution for users who have a mild to moderate hearing loss and want discreet hearing aids. However due to its small size the user may have to compromise on useful hearing aid technologies like directional microphone or wireless connectivity.

Completely-in-Canal (CIC)

Completely-in-Canal (CIC)

In-the-canal hearing (ITC) aids are the most popular custom-made style used by patients. They are built to sit in the ear canal and are less visible than In-the-ear option. The advantage of the ITC style over the CIC is that due to its size it can include more options such as dual microphone and wireless functionality which can allow the hearing aids to connect to smart phones directly in order to stream calls and music.

In-the-Canal (ITC)

In-the-Canal (ITC)

In-the-canal hearing (ITC) aids are the most popular custom-made style used by patients. They are built to sit in the ear canal and are less visible than In-the-ear option. The advantage of the ITC style over the CIC is that due to its size it can include more options such as dual microphone and wireless functionality which can allow the hearing aids to connect to smart phones directly in order to stream calls and music.

In-the-Ear (ITE)

In-the-Ear (ITE)

In-the-ear (ITE) is the biggest custom-made style available where the hearing aid components are housed to sit comfortably in the visible part of a user’s ear. ITE is the easiest to manage due to the size, and are suitable for users with moderate-to-severe hearing loss. Also, ITE has the most features and the longest battery life among the custom-made styles.

Mic-in-Helix MIH

Mic-in-Helix (MIH)

Mic-in-Helix is the newest custom-made style on the market and is only available by GN Resound. The main body of the hearing aid sits snugly in the canal of the user while the microphone of the hearing aid is built to be placed in the user’s helix. As such users can opt for a smaller device without compromising on the wireless features.

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