Hearing Aid Styles

Behind-the-ear (BTE)

  • to be connected to a custom-made earmould through a plastic tube
  • plastic casing containing the electronics
  • usually more powerful than ITE and CIC
  • can be used with any degree of hearing loss
  • easy operation, particularly suitable for young children and elders

In-the-ear (ITC)

  • to be placed inside the ear, like an ear plug
  • custom-made shell
  • small size, with telecoil option available
  • not appropriate for young children
  • not appropriate for young children
  • cheaper than CIC

Receiver-in-canal (RIC)

  • receiver removed from the BTE hearing instrument and fitted into the ear canal
  • size even smaller than CIC
  • nano-coated wax protection system
  • appropriate for the ones with mild to moderately severe hearing loss

Open Fit (OPEN)

  • employ a unique ear fitting that keeps your ears open to sounds
  • miniature transparent-grey housing design, combined with the nearly invisible elan ear-set
  • wear your new hearing aids from the very first visit and start to enjoy the benefits.

To learn more hearing aid information, please refer to: About Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Parts, Hearing Aid Styles.