Types of Hearing Aids

Customised hearing aids in different shapes and sizes

We understand the importance of choosing a hearing aid style that you’re happy with and suits your lifestyle and hearing loss profile. Today’s digital hearing aids are comfortable and provide you with clearer hearing when you need it.

Hearing Aid Styles

Behind the Ear (BTE)

  • Sit comfortably behind your ears
  • The receiver, microphone and amplifier are cased in a shell
  • A small clear, plastic tube connects the hearing aid to a custom-made earmould
  • A thin tubing with the receiver in the canal (RIC) that sits in your ear
  • They contain more ‘circuitry’ than other hearing aids styles
  • Available in various colours to blend in with your hair and skin colour
  • Also come in a ‘mini’ version

In the Ear (ITE)

  • Custom-made, an ITE is moulded to fit comfortably within your ear
  • Easy to handle and adjust
  • Suits all hearing loss profiles
  • May feature Bluetooth/wireless capability
  • Water repellent

Completely in the Canal (CIC)

  • Small and discreet
  • Custom-fit to sit snugly in the ear canal, so they’re almost invisible
  • Suit people with good manual dexterity
  • Available in various colours to blend in with your skin tone

Invisible in the Canal (IIC)

  • Like the CIC’s, but smaller
  • Custom-made to fit deep inside the ear, so they’re invisible
  • Help prevent distortion as they sit close to the ear drum
  • Suit people with good manual dexterity
  • May not suit people with narrow ear canals

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    For more information about the features and benefits of each hearing aid style, speak to your Smart Hearing Solutions clinician. Call us on 1300 017 732 or book online.