There are several hearing aid styles. Here is some information regarding the different hearing aid styles available.

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Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)

Completely In The Canal

  • For mild to moderately – severe hearing loss
  • Smallest aids available
  • Fits inside the ear canal
  • Nearly invisible
  • Better sense of direction

In-the-Canal (ITC)

In The Canal

  • For mild to moderately – severe hearing loss
  • Slightly visible in the ear
  • Moderate power
  • More venting options
  • Direction mic on select models
  • Volume control available

In-the-Ear (ITE)

In The Ear

  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Sometimes called Half/Full Shell
  • Visible in the ear
  • More power available

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Behind The Ear

  • For mild to profound hearing loss
  • Larger two – piece hearing aid
  • All components contained in a case that is worn behind the ear
  • May be barely visible depending on case color and earmold color
  • Available with Open-Fit Technology

Looking for a particular one of these hearing aid styles? Visit Hearing Aid Express for a fantastic selection of hearing aids. Feel free to contact us or visit one of our many locations in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

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