Choosing The Right Hearing Aid

Hearing aids may come in different sizes, styles, colors and the way they they’re places in your ear but it contains the same parts to carry sound from environment into your ear. The smaller the hearing aid is, the less powerful it is which limits to a shorter battery life that cost more.

Types of Hearing Aids

Behind The Ear

Behind the ear hearing aids is hook over the top of your ear and rest behind the ear. It is the largest and the most visible type though there are some new smaller BTE versions. It is also capable of more amplification than any other hearing aid styles. BTE is perfect for people with all types of hearing loss suitable for all ages.

Completely In The Canal

Completely-in-the-canal hearing aids are molded to fit inside your ear canal and can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. It is least noticeable , likely to pick up wind noise because the ear protects the instrument , easy to use with phone, has smaller batteries and doesn’t contain extra features such as volume control or directional microphones.

In The Canal

An in the canal hearing aid is custom molded and fits partly in the ear canal. It can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. Easy to use with phone, may not fit with smaller ears and includes features that won’t fit on completely in the canal hearing aids.

In The Ear or Full Shell

This type of hearing aid is mostly fills the bowl shaped area of your outer ear. Perfect for people with mild severe hearing loss. It may pick up wind noise, uses larger batteries that last longer and easier to insert into the ear.

Open Fit

A smaller version of BTE hearing aid. Open fit hearing aid is less visible, uses smaller batteries, doesn’t plug the ear like the small in the canal hearing aid do. It leaves the ear canal open which is mostly recommend for normal or near normal hearing.


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