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In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

ITE Hearing Aids:

  • Fit entirely inside the ear, filling the entire outer ear
  • Appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses
  • Accommodate all features available in BTE


ITC Hearing Aids:

  • Fit mostly in the ear canal and the bottom half of the outer ear
  • Appropriate for mild to moderately-severe hearing losses
  • Accommodate most of the features available in an ITE or BTE, but in a smaller size


CIC Hearing Aids:

  • Fit deep and completely in the ear canal
  • Appropriate for mild to moderate hearing losses
  • Very small and use the smallest battery, which may be difficult to manipulate for patients with poor dexterity
  • The small size can limit the available features (i.e. directional microphones, volume control, telecoil)



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