How Many Types of Hearing Aids Do We Have?

Q:
How many types of hearing aids do we have?

A:
Let’s learn about the 7 most common devices that can help enhance hearing.

  • Behind the ear (BTE): Plastic tube carries sound to a custom ear mold (not shown).
  • Mini behind the ear (Mini BTE): Plastic tube connects to an earbud inside the ear canal.
  • Receiver in canal (RIC): Microphone, amplifier are behind the ear; connected with wires to a receiver in an earbud or custom mold in the canal.
  • In the ear (ITE): Custom-made shell fits in the outer ear.
  • In the canal (ITC): Custom-made device fits into the ear canal opening.
  • Completely in the canal (CIC): Fits entirely in the ear canal.
  • Invisible in the canal (IIC): Fits deeper into the ear canal.

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