Hearing Aid Styles

From larger devices that are easier to handle, to tiny, invisible, or nearly invisible devices that are concealed within the ear canal, AUDIO-LOGIC, PC has options sure to meet your hearing or cosmetic needs.

 

Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and styles — and are now more comfortable and easy to use than ever before. Most all of our hearing aids are available in the full range of fitting styles you’ll see below.

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.

Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC)

Receiver-in-the-Canal (RIC)

For mild to severe hearing loss

  • Leaves the ear open.
  • Reduced or no “plugged up” feeling.

 

 

 
Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

For mild to severe hearing loss

  • Smaller than standard behind-the-ear hearing devices.
  • Leaves the ear open.

 

 

 
Standard Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Standard Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss

  • Fits behind the ear.
  • Custom earpiece is molded to fit your outer ear.
  • Appropriate for people of all ages.

 

 

 
Completely In-the-Canal (CIC)

Completely In-the-Canal (CIC)

For mild to moderate hearing loss

  • Molded to fit deeply within the ear canal.
  • Smallest, least visible type of hearing device.
  • Placement within the ear cuts down on wind noise.

 

 

 
In-the-Canal (ITC)

In-the-Canal (ITC)

For adults with mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • Fits in the ear canal.
  • Barely visible.
  • Smallest size available with directional technology to hear better in noise.

 

 

 
Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

Half Shell In-The-Ear (ITE)

For people with 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 (ITE)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss

  • Fits directly into external ear.
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease.