Different Types of Hearing Aids:
Behind The Ear (BTE):
Behind the ear style hearing aids are a lot sleeker and slimmer than they used to be giving you a very comfortable fit and quality sound. The microphone element is the part that sits behind the ear and the receiver is connected via a thin, clear tube that is placed inside the ear that means the sounds around you.
CIC hearing aids:
CIC hearing aids a very small hearing aid that fits comfortably completely inside your ear canal. Besides it is to help with mild to moderate hearing loss.
They are designed and sculptured to fit almost entirely inside your ear canal (external auditory meat-us). Therefore almost invisible, with only the face plate and battery drawer usually visible. Extraction cords are usually fitted to CIC hearing aids. In order to help insert and remove them from the ear.
Receiver In Canal (RIC):
Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids sit behind the ear and deliver sound directly into the ear. This is because the receiver is located outside of the hearing aid itself and instead inside ear canal. The hearing aid and receiver are connected by a discreet ‘receiver wire’ which houses an electrical cable.
Receiver-in-canal models, small, stylish and superbly discreet; its high-end features deliver outstanding hearing, so that wearer with practically all levels of hearing loss can hear effortlessly in every situation. It is attached to the main body of the RIC hearing aid by an electronic wire. With RIC hearing aids, sound is sent directly from the housing behind your ear through a thin wire to the receiver which is in your ear canal. Not only do they provide outstanding sound, they are discreet and are fully automatic.