In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids are custom-made and worn in the outer part of the ears, and are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. ITEs are easier to handle than BTEs, and can hold advanced features such as directional microphones and wireless technology.
In-The-Canal (ITC) hearing aids are custom-made and worn in the ear canal, and are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. ITCs are less visible than ITE models and can hold features such as volume controls, directional microphones, remote controls and Bluetooth connectivity.
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) aids are very small, custom-made hearing aids that fit completely in the ear canals, making them virtually unnoticeable. What’s more, because CICs are worn deep in the ear canal, they are less likely to pick up wind noise – great for individuals who love outdoor activities and sports.
Due to their size, CICs offer less amplification power than their larger cousins and are only suitable for persons with mild to moderate hearing loss. In addition, these hearing aids use smaller batteries that typically last about a week.