Styles of Hearing Instruments

Mini-Receiver-in-the-Ear

The miniRITE style is extremely popular because of its tiny size and many features.

Receiver-in-the-Ear

The RITE style is slightly larger than the miniRite, but still barely noticeable.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

The CIC style offers the ultimate in concealment. These are so small that they are virtually invisible and are preferred by those with wider ear canals. (Not suitable for sever hearing loss.)

In-the-Canal (ITC)

The ITC style offers more concealment because they fit down in the canal of the ear and they are relatively unnoticeable. They are a compact solution that fits deeper in the ear compared to the ITE style.

In-the-Ear (ITE)

The ITE style is custom made to fit in your ear with no wires or tubes coming out of the ear. ITE hearing aids allow for a comfortable fit and will meet a wide variety of hearing impairments.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

The BTE style places the circuitry and microphone behind the ear. BTE hearing aids meet a wide range of hearing needs and frequently are used for more severe hearing impairments or steeply sloping hearing impairments where air ventilation is required.

Mini Behind-the-Ear (miniBTE)

The BTE style places the circuitry and microphone behind the ear. BTE hearing aids meet a wide range of hearing needs and frequently are used for more severe hearing impairments or steeply sloping hearing impairments where air ventilation is required.

Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC)

The IIC style fits far enough in your ear to be completely unnoticeable to everyone around you.

Power Aid

The Power style provides extra powerful sound output for severe and profound hearing loss. It is typically fitted with an earmold mold.