No two people have exactly the same type of hearing loss. Our hearing aids are small, comfortable, and powerful.  They are sophisticated pieces of digital technology that can be tuned to suit your unique hearing needs.

We offer these main types of hearing aids:

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Hearing Aid Types and Styles Behind-the-Ear (BTE)
The main section of this hearing aid is hidden behind your ear and connected to a molded receiver that fits snugly in the outer ear.

Your hearing healthcare professional can help you determine whether you prefer fully automatic hearing aids that require no manual adjustments or hearing aids that offer full control. These hearing aids offer a volume control and/or push button that allow selection from multiple programs for specific performance situations.

Over-the-Ear (OTE)

Hearing Aid Types and Styles Over-the-Ear (OTE)
A new type of BTE aid, often referred to as “over-the-ear” also fits behind/on the ear, but is smaller. A very thin, almost invisible tube is used to connect the aid to the ear canal. Mini BTEs may have a comfortable ear piece for insertion (“open fit”), but may also use a traditional earmold.  OTE’s allow not only reduced occlusion or “plugged up” sensations in the ear canal, but also increase comfort, reduce feedback and address cosmetic concerns for many users.

Receiver-in-the-Ear (RIC)

Hearing Aid Types and Styles Receiver-in-the-Ear (RIC)
RIC open fittings look similar to the open fittings discussed above. But, with a RIC, the receiver is placed within the canal and connected to the BTE unit via a thin tube. Since the receiver is no longer within the behind-the-ear (BTE) unit, the BTE unit is very small, light, and inconspicuous.

In-the-Ear (ITE)

Hearing Aid Types and Styles In-the-Ear (ITE)
All parts of the aid are contained in a shell that fills in the outer part of the ear. These aids are larger than canal aids and, for some people, may be easier to handle than smaller aids.

In-the-Canal (ITC)

Hearing Aid Types and Styles In-the-Canal (ITC)
In-The-Canal hearing aids are less visible than In-The-Ear Hearing Aids.  ITC’s take advantage of the ear’s natural shape and are very small and lightweight. The hearing aid is molded to the inner canal so that the sound is naturally funneled through the hearing aid.

Complete-in-the-Canal (CIC)

Hearing Aid Types and Styles Complete-in-the-Canal (CIC)
These aids are contained in a tiny case that fits partly or completely into the ear canal. They are the smallest aids available and offer some cosmetic and listening advantages.

Remote Microphone Technology

Remote Microphone is a new category of hearing aid that combines the advantages of the behind-the-ear and the custom in-the-ear models.  The microphone has been moved to the outer ear and is connected to the main body of the hearing aid by a thin transparent tube. The result is virtually invisible hearing aids that offer open-fitting comfort and maximum wind noise suppression.