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Types of Hearing Aids.

Behind-the-ear (BTE)
These are comfortable, easy to use, and work for most types of hearing loss. BTE models are curved to fit behind your ear, delivering sound through a plastic tube and custom-made ear piece.

These modern hearing aids are small, effective and discreet. Open-fitting aids look similar to BTEs, but they do not block your ear entirely. Because of this, they deliver the most natural sound of all hearing aid options.

Receiver-in-ear (RIE)
These hearing aids also offer excellent sound quality. They are similar to open-fitting devices, but include a small speaker, which sits inside the ear canal making them less suitable for those with a tendency towards wax build-up.

In-the-ear (ITE)
If you have problems with dexterity, in-the-ear hearing aids could be a good option. The electronics are housed in a custom-made shell, which sits in your outer ear.

In-the-canal (ITC)
Easy and comfortable to wear, these devices are custom-made to fit your ear canal.

Completely-in-canal (CIC)
Because the custom-made shell of a CIC hearing aid fits entirely in your ear canal, this type of device is very discreet. However, being smaller means that this style is less powerful, so it’s only suitable for some forms of hearing loss, and often some features are unable to be included due to its size.

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