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In the Ear Devices

Your hearing loss is like any other important health-related issue; it should not be neglected. Even a mild hearing problem can cause you to retreat from the world around you. Studies show that untreated hearing loss can have a negative effect on your health and attitude, even resulting in stress, depression, isolation and reduced earning power. However, doing something to address your hearing loss can change your life for the better. The good news is today's hearing instruments are discreet, light weight, reliable and high performance. These in the ear devices can be used for various hearing difficulties.

Receiver in the Canal (RIC)

RIC hearing instruments feature the same barely visible, comfortable fit as "open fit" instruments. However, the receiver that delivers the sound processed by the hearing device is placed inside the ear canal, resulting in more natural sound. Traditional "open fit" or BTE devices channel the sound from the hearing instrument itself through an acoustic tube, which can cause distortion.

Completely in the Canal (CIC)

These instruments are tiny and fit, literally, completely in the ear canal.

Canal Style or In the Canal (ITC)

These instruments fit in the ear canal and are somewhat visible.

Full Shell - In the Ear (ITE)

These instruments fit slightly in the canal and fill the ear with a shell. This style is a good option for those with dexterity issues.

Behind the Ear (BTE)

These instruments sit behind the ear and have a tube that connects the instrument to a custom made mold that fits in the ear.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) instruments are increasing in popularity and now make up a large percentage of hearing instruments fit today. They are worn behind they ear and are smaller and more attractive than ever.