What is the Best Hearing Aid Style for Me?

From larger devices that are easier to handle, to tiny, invisible, or nearly invisible devices that are concealed within the ear canal, Hearing Health Center has options sure to meet your hearing or cosmetic needs.

All hearing aids consist of three basic components: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker (also called the “receiver”). Where these are placed on the device varies by style, as does the internal circuitry that determines the sound quality and critical sound-processing features — like background noise reduction or spatial mapping (a feature that helps you to better understand the source of sound). Keep in mind that not all styles are suitable for all degrees of hearing loss.

Choosing the right hearing aid depends of the type of lifestyle that you live. Click here to see what lifestyle you fit into.

Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC)Invisible-In-The-Canal Hearing Aid

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Completely invisible in most ears
  • Custom-made for you

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC)Receiver-In-The-Canal Hearing Aid

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Leaves the ear open
  • Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling
  • Sleek design barely visible when worn

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aid

  • Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss
  • Custom earpiece is molded to fit your outer ear
  • Discreet design

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)Completely-In-The-Canal Hearing Aid

  • For mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Virtually undetectable
  • Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise

In-The-Canal (ITC)In-The-Canal Hearing Aid

  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Fits in the ear canal
  • Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid

Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)Half Shell In-The-Ear Hearing Aid

  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Fits directly into external ear
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease

Full Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)Full Shell In-The-Ear Hearing Aid

  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Fits directly into external ear
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease