Behind the Ear
Behind the Ear or BTE as the name suggests hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. It comes with a tube that connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece known as an ear mold that fits the canal of your ear. Such hearing aids are best for individuals of all age groups and help in almost all types of hearing losses. It is one of the highest-selling hearing aid types, although the latest mini designs are also available in the market, which are barely visible.
In the Ear
As the name suggests, In-the-Ear Hearing aids completely fit within your outer ear. They come with a hard plastic case that holds the machine inside. Such hearing aids are like a small ear tip, which sits at the outer portion of the ear canal. Based on the size of the ear canal, these hearing aids may be relatively discrete. The shell of such aids can be custom made to fit the shape of your ear, which contains essential electronics to keep the machine stay in place. The batters in such hearing aids can be easily removed through a small magnetic wand.
These types of hearing aid are usually worn on the lower side of the outer ear with a medium-size fit. In-the-Canal devices are easily inserted and can be extracted as when required. However, this comes with small batteries that may require frequent change or recharge. These hearing aids are less visible than larger custom style machines. In case you need to know more about it, make sure to connect with our audiologists, who would advise appropriate devices for your needs.
As the name suggests, these are the smallest hearing aid models available in the market. Invisible-in-Canal hearing aids sit deep in the canal in the natural shape to localize the sound for you. It comes with a custom-made shell that rests deep, which makes it virtually invisible to others. These hearings are so comfortable that you won’t even realize if there is something in your ear. They are automatic and make your hearing experience completely natural. Such equipment uses the latest technologies, and happens to be one of the most powerful hearing aids available.
Completely-in-Canal hearing aids serve as a great option for those suffering from mild to moderate-severe hearing loss and need a discreet solution. Based on ear shape and size, these CIC hearing aids sit deep inside the canal, making it almost invisible, and the people won’t see it easily. At Ear Hearwe provide fully automatic CIC hearing aids so that individuals facing hearing loss can enjoy clear and natural with zero or minimal interruption. It allows you to enjoy worldly music. These hearing aids can be removed through a small extension cord.
Receiver In Canal
(RIC) hearing aids
RICs are a type of open-fit hearing aid that use a thin plastic “micro” tube that extends from the body of the hearing aid behind the ear. over the outer ear and into the ear canal. A small, soft tip sits inside the ear canal without sealing it. This way, air and sound can continue to flow to the ear canal naturally, reducing feelings of being "plugged up".
Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids—also referred to as receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) , they are smaller than standard BTE models, but are easy to maneuver and can still house a variety of features. Like standard BTEs, they can be worn comfortably behind the ear. However, unlike regular BTE hearing aids, the RIC’s loudspeaker or “receiver” is located outside the housing and positioned at the end of a thin earwire, placed near the ear drum. Since generated sound only has to travel a very short distance with lower transmission loss, less sound energy (and battery power) is required to produce a superior listening experience.