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Types of Hearing Aids

CIC Hearing Aids

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 Hearing Aids

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 Hearing Aids

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.

RIC Hearing Aids

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.