When it comes to hearing aids, there are different hearing aid styles. All of the different types of hearing aids have different benefits and advantages and can serve diverse needs. It can seem overwhelming to choose the perfect one at first, but after a little bit of helpful information and advice from a doctor you will be more than ready to choose the perfect one for you.To learn more about a few of the different types of hearing aids, and all of their unique advantages so you can choose the right one for you, take a look at the handy information below.
In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) Aids
These aids are inside a tiny cast which fits either partially or entirely inside the ear canal. Amongst different types of hearing aids, these are the tiniest aids available. This is one of the hearing aid styles that offers the wearer both cosmetic and listening advantages.
In-the-Ear (ITE) Aids
All parts of ITE aids are contained in a shell that fills the outer part of the ear. These aids are larger than canal aids. This means that for some people, their large size may make them easier to handle than different types of much smaller hearing aids, such as ITC and CIC hearing aids.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Aids
All parts of the BTE aid are inside a small plastic case that is put behind the ear. The case is attached to an earmold by a piece of see through tubing. Amongst the different types of aids, this one is often chosen for young children for both safety and growth reasons.
Behind-the-Ear Aid: Open Fitting
This type of hearing aid includes a small plastic case which rests behind the ear and a fine clear tube that runs from it to the ear canal. This is where a soft silicone dome or acrylic tip holds the tube in the proper place. These aids have listening and cosmetic advantages and are most often used by adults of all ages.
These look quite similar to the behind-the-ear hearing aids at first, however the speaker is placed inside the ear canal, and the acoustic tube of the BTE aid is replaced with a thin electrical wire. These aids, commonly worn by adults, offer a number of cosmetic listening advantages.
Different Hearing Aid Styles from Clarity Audiology
Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions offers state-of-the-art hearing solutions for any hearing loss you are experiencing. We specialize in diagnosing and treating hearing loss, fitting and programming hearing aids, and helping you hear again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment online or by calling 410-698-6594. To see what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.