Receiver-In-Canal hearing aids are made up of 2 parts - a small sound processor which sits neatly behind the ear, connected to a tiny receiver which fits discreetly inside the ear canal. These hearing aids are small and quick to fit, making them popular with first-time and even with experienced hearing aid users. They are suitable for mild to profound hearing loss.
Behind-the-ear devices consist of a single case which houses all of the electronics as well as receiver. The sound is passed to an ear mold via a small tube. BTEs with a ‘closed’ fitting have a custom ear mold which almost completely fills the outer ear and ear canal whereas an ‘open’ fitting uses a thin tube and an ear tip making for a more discreet look.
Completely in canal (CIC)
Completely in canal (CIC) hearing aids fit entirely inside the ear canal and use small components so they don’t protrude into the outer ear.
In the canal (ITC)
In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids occupy a small portion of the ear and are discreet, but slightly larger than completely-in-the-canal devices.
Did You Know?
Hearing aids help to stimulate your brain activity.
They not only compensate hearing loss, but also assist your brain to remember the sounds you did not hear without your hearing aids.
That's why impaired hearing falls under the phrase "use it or lose it", and when it comes to using hearing aids "early is always better"