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Hearing aid types

Hearing aids today are customized to best fit your personal needs and preferences. Hearings aids are worn either behind the ear or in the ear. They vary in style, color and functionality. When selecting your hearing aids, several aspects come into play. Your hearing care professional will help you choose the right style depending on the degree of your hearing loss and your individual preference for form, function and color. Hearing aids today can also be connected to a range of multimedia devices including your cell phone, TV and tablet.

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Behind-the-ear hearing aids

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are worn on the outside of the ear. The main part of the hearing aid sits behind the upper part of the ear. The part going into the ear defines the two different types of behind-the-ear hearing aids. The traditional BTE has the speaker behind the ear in the main part of the hearing aid and the sound arrives into the ear through a tube. The receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids have the speaker directly in the ear.

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In-the-ear hearing aids

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are worn in the outer ear and ear canal. They are customized solutions by taking an individual ear impression to build the hearing aid. There are different styles and options available. The invisible-in-the-ear (IIC) hearing aids, the completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids, and the in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids sit in different positions in the ear canal.

  • Philips HearLink invisible-in-canal (IIC) in-the-ear hearing aid

    IIC

    This hearing aid style is for mild to moderately severe hearing losses. It is worn deeply inside the ear canal and is practically invisible.

  • Philips HearLink completely-in-canal in-the-ear hearing aid (CIC)

    CIC

    This hearing aid style is for mild to moderately severe hearing losses. It is worn completely in the ear canal and is barely visible from the outside.

  • Philips HearLink in-the-canal in-the-ear hearing aid (ITC)

    ITC

    This hearing aid style is for mild to severe hearing losses. It is worn in the ear canal and is visibly discreet. Due to its slightly larger size, it is possible to build in different controls to support ease of use.

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