Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids come in a wide range of styles which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced and reliable professional who can help you determine which will be best for you. With over 40 years of experience providing expert hearing aid fittings for clients in Maryland, the Eastern Shore, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, and Easton, the trustworthy father-son team at Canary Hearing will ensure that you receive a new hearing aid will truly work for your needs. Every hearing aid fitting begins with a hearing test and a thorough consultation so that we can understand your lifestyle, preferences, and previous experiences with hearing aids. This evaluation will help us ensure that we are able to provide the right hearing aid for you. With a wide selection of hearing aids available, we are sure to have what you need.
In-the-Canal (ITC) and Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids
When you want a small and inconspicuous hearing aid, ITC and CIC hearing aids are a great option. Because of their minute size, these hearing aids are comfortable to wear without compromising sound quality.
In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
Slightly larger than ITC and CIC hearing aids, ITE devices fill the outer area of your ear. Many patients find these easier to use than smaller models.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids
BTE devices are designed to fit comfortably behind your ear while a small plastic tube connects to the earmold. BTE hearing aids are often recommended for children because there’s no risk of outgrowing the device.
Receiver-in-Canal Hearing Aids
While very similar to BTE hearing aids, receiver-in-canal devices require the hearing aid speaker to be placed within the ear canal and the acoustical tube of BTE devices is replaced with small electrical wires.
Most people feel more comfortable wearing hearing instruments that are inconspicuous. Thanks to miniaturization hearing instruments are very small and more appealing cosmetically than they have ever been. Smaller instruments are not just more appealing aesthetically but are also more comfortable to wear because they are lighter. At Canary Hearing, we will be able to help you find a hearing device that is not only comfortable to wear, but minimally noticeable as well.