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Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aids come in many different shapes and forms, to suit certain hearing requirements or user preferences. BTE (Behind the Ear) models are mainly used for more severe hearing loss or if cost is a concern; RIC (Receiver in Canal) is a cosmetically good solution and provides added benefit of wearing comfort; Custom made hearing aids which are fitted directly inside the ear or ear canal provide natural hearing and a high degree of discretion.

Behind the
Ear

Behind the
Ear

All components within one casing placed on and behind the ear. Delivers the sound via a tube into the ear canal, with ear mold or micro tube. Great for all hearing losses.

Advantages of BTE

  • Choice of bigger batteries with longer battery life.
  • Telecoil a standard
  • Manual volume control ( Allows for easy volume changes )
  • Rechargeable (no battery cost or battery changes)
  • FM & other adapters commonly available ( accessibility to Assistive Listening Devices or other sound sources)

Disadvantages

  • Visible
  • Closed fitting earmold may result in occlusion.
 
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