Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids
If the thought of wearing traditional behind the ear devices is holding you back from getting started with your new hearing aid journey, then Completely-In-the-Canal hearing aids (CIC) may be an ideal solution for people with moderate hearing loss.
As the name suggests, CIC hearing aids are worn completely in your ear canal and provide a unique option for those who want to wear their assistance more discretely.
CICs come with an array of features that improve sound quality, adjustability and personalisation which we will discuss soon. These sleek devices fit snugly inside the opening of your ear canal so you can enjoy wearing them without worrying about extra parts or bulges on either side; they are easy to remove as well (with just a small wire).
Advantages of Behind the Ear Hearing Aids
The behind-the-ear hearing aid style is one of the most common styles prescribed across the world. The versatility of these devices fit all types of hearing loss from mild to profound and come in many different shapes and sizes.
These devices are very reliable and typically lower maintenance than others given the hearing aid sits behind the ear and the sound is transferred through a tube into the ear canal.
Although one of the larger styles of hearing aids, there are many newer models that come in smaller sizes with slim tubing and can be very discreet.
If you are looking for a reliable option with minimal maintenance then this may be the device for you. If you would like a FREE no-obligation appointment with one of our hearing care professionals to discuss further then click below.
Hearing Aids to Suit Every Need
Hearing Aids come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. From the invisible in canal hearing aids designed to be concealed entirely in the canal to the newer receiver in canal models that come rechargeable and directly stream to your mobile phone. No matter what your preference there is a style to suit every need. To assist you with your selection we have provided information on the different types of hearing aids below.
Receiver In Canal Hearing Aids (RIC)
RIC hearing aids (also referred as RITE Receiver-in-the-Ear) are one of the most common hearing aid styles. Receiver-in-canal hearing aids are very discreet and have the capability to fit all types of hearing loss.
Invisible Hearing Aids (IIC)
IIC hearing aids are designed to be concealed completely in the ear canal. These invisible-in-canal hearing aids are custom fit and are the most discreet hearing aid style available in the market.
Custom Hearing Aids (ITE / ITC / CIC)
Custom hearing aids also known as In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-Canal (CIC) come in a range of shapes and sizes. They are custom moulded to fit completely with in the ear and will fit most hearing loss profiles.
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