Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) Hearing Aid
These devices fit completely in the canal (CIC). Only the head of a tiny plastic line with which you insert or remove the instrument shows above the canal. Although CIC instruments offer aesthetic appeal, the structure of some individuals’ ears (e.g. those with a very narrow canal) may make this style unsuitable for them.
In-the-canal (ITC) Hearing Aid
In-the-canal (ITC) instruments are smaller still, featuring an earmould that fits down in to the ear canal and a smaller portion that faces out into the outer ear. They are discreet, yet partially visible within the outer ear and accommodate a mild to mildly severe hearing loss.
In-the-ear (ITE) Hearing Aid
In-the-ear instruments house their technology components in a custom-formed earmould that fits within the outer portion of the ear. ITE’s are appropriate for wearers with a mild to severe hearing loss and feature easy-to-use controls which are ideal for those with limited manual dexterity.
Receiver In The Canal (RIC) Hearing Aid
RIC hearing instruments are small, powerful and sit discreetly behind the ear. A thin wire then connects this to the receiver (speaker) that sits comfortably in the ear canal.