The following list briefly describes the different styles of hearing aids available. During your consultation, we will evaluate and discuss the different options available depending on the type and degree of your hearing loss.
The RITE hearing aid is the most popular style because it leaves the ear canal open. The speaker or receiver is in the ear, reducing the plugged-up sensation from earmolds. This style is ideal for all types of losses, ranging from mild to severe.
The BTE style hearing aid uses a clear earmold placed in the ear to anchor the hearing aid behind the ear. This style is used to fit all types of hearing loss because it offers flexibility, superior programming capabilities, easily accessed controls, and comfort. It is recommended for mild to severe hearing losses.
Full Shell In-the-Ear (ITE)
This style consists of a flesh-colored casing that molds to the ear. The hearing aid components are contained in the casing. This hearing aid is recommended for mild to severe hearing losses.
Half Shell In-the-Ear (HS)
This style is approximately half the size of the full shell aid, and is recommended for mild to severe hearing losses.
One of the smaller hearing aids, this style fits in the lower portion of the ear canal. It is recommended for mild to severe hearing losses.
This is the smallest ITE style hearing aid available, and is recommended for mild to moderate hearing losses.
This hearing aid—one of the smallest—is placed in the ear canal, making it virtually invisible. It will fit losses ranging from mild to moderate.
Extended Wear Deep Fit Hearing Aid
This hearing aid is inserted deeply into the canal and remains there for 2-3 months, until the battery dies. It is designed to be worn during all normal activities including exercising, showering and sleeping.
Schedule an appointment with an Audiologist at Today’s Hearing to discuss the different styles and technology appropriate for your hearing loss. Please call us at (281) 578-7500, or fill out our contact form, HERE.