Behind-the-ear (BTE) Instruments

  • Two parts – hearing aid and open-fit tip or receiver
  • Primarily suitable for most mid to high frequency hearing losses but also now available for many severe to profound hearing losses
  • Most appropriate for infant and child ears (while growing)
  • Typically needed if direct audio input (DAI) is to be used (e.g. FM System)

Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC)

  • Sound is transmitted via a thin wire to a tiny receiver (speaker) in the ear canal
  • Great for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss
  • These models are smaller than standard BTE models and can be worn comfortably behind the ear
  • Less visible and provides the most natural sound making your own voice sound better to you

Full-Shell (ITE)

  • Circuitry is built within a custom-made shell
  • Fills most or all of the concha of the ear
  • Usually suitable for mild to severe-profound hearing losses
  • Some circuits may be able to accommodate direct audio input (DAI)

Half-Shell (ITE)

  • Circuitry is built within a custom-made shell
  • Fills about half of the concha of the ear
  • Usually suitable for mild to severe-profound hearing losses
  • Some circuits may be able to accommodate direct audio input (DAI)

In-the-Canal (ITC) and Mini-Canal Instruments (MC)

  • Circuitry is built inside a custom-made shell
  • Fit further into the ear canal than ITE instruments
  • Smaller and less visible than ITE instruments
  • Most appropriate for mild to moderate-severe hearing losses

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) Instruments

  • One of the smallest custom hearing aids available
  • Usually suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses
  • Can be used for some conductive hearing losses
  • Usually come equipped with a small plastic retrieval line for removal

Lyric

  • Smallest custom hearing aid available
  • Usually suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses
  • Closest to the ear drum providing very natural sound quality
  • Most cosmetically appealing – 100% invisible
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