Hearing Aids Sizes / Factory Forms
Hearing aids also known as: digital hearing aids, hearing instruments, hearing machines, hearing devices, ear devices, ear pieces, ear instruments have the following sizes / factory forms to satisfy the hearing needs of wearers across all ages, genders, social life styles.. etc.
BEHIND THE EAR (BTE)
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids come with the highest level of gain or amplification, making it the right solution for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss. BTEs can be worn outside the outer ear. A small tube routes the sound down into your ear canal through earmould. BTEs come with options for size, shape and color to suite the wearers hearing needs and personal style.
BTE hearing aids can cover all hearing loss level.
RECEIVER IN THE EAR (RIE)
Because of Receiver In the Ear (RIE) ease of wearing and effectiveness, they are among the most popular and common hearing aids. RIEs can be called Receiver-in-Canal hearing aids (RIC / RTC). In RIEs, the receiver sits directly in your ear, whereas BTEs have the receiver built into their body.
RIE hearing aids can cover up to profound hearing loss.
TRANSDUCER IN THE EAR (TIE)
Transducer In the Ear (TIE) hearing aids are a new category that meant to being hearing aids closer to natural hearing. Since the microphone is located in the ear canal which mimics the natural hearing process, wearers should enjoy clearer and normal-like hearing experience. .
TIE hearing aids can cover up to severe hearing loss.
IN THE EAR (ITE)
In The Ear (ITE) when compared with other cusotm hearing aids is the biggest form factor. It is available for those having up to severe hearing loss. It has advanced features such as ear to ear communication, wireless connectivity, etc.
ITE hearing aids can cover up to profound hearing loss.
IN THE CANAL (ITC)
In The Canal (ITC) is the most popular form factor within custom hearing aids. ITCs can come in dual microphone (directionality) configuration. Also, some ITCs have wireless functionality, which can connect with smartphones and stream phone calls and music directly to the hearing aids.
ITC hearing aids can cover up to severe hearing loss.
COMPLETELY IN THE CANAL (CIC)
Completely iIn the Canal (CIC) hearing aids are smallest custom style. Volume control and programming buttons are available as options. Since there are opportunities for customization, it is popular for those who want to have some control over their hearing aids
CIC hearing aids can cover up to profound hearing loss.