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Types of Hearing Aids



Hearing aids come in various sizes and levels of technologies. No two people have the same type of hearing loss. The decision on which hearing aid is best will be made from in-depth discussions between you and your audiologist at Advanced Hearing Group. We take into account the lifestyle needs of the individual, the degree of hearing loss, the size of the ear, and personal preference. We can help you select a hearing aid that is perfect for you and your specific needs.


At Advanced Hearing Group we stay up-to-date on the latest hearing aid technology. By offering you quality products from a variety of manufacturers, we provide the best options for your hearing loss, lifestyle and budget. We carry products from and work with most leading manufacturers, including the following:

Styles of Hearing Aids

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Mini BTEs

These are today’s most common style of hearing aid. They are small and sit discreetly behind the ear. A very small tube slides into the ear canal, making this option cosmetically appealing while offering superior sound quality. These are also known as Receiver-In-the-Canal (RIC), Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE), thin-tube BTEs, or Open Fit aids.


Standard BTEs

Behind-the-ear styles are available for all degrees of hearing loss. The aid fits comfortably behind the ear and is attached by a small tube to an earmold worn in the ear.

Custom hearing aids are made specifically to fit the shape of your ear and ear canal, with nothing sitting behind the ear. They’re easy to insert for all levels of dexterity. They come in various sizes.


CIC (Completely-in-the-Canal)

A completely-in-the-canal style hearing aid is custom made and fits completely in the canal. These are the smallest and most cosmetically discreet.


ITC (In-the-Canal)

An in-the-canal hearing aid is custom made and fits partly in the ear canal, but not as deeply as the completely-in-the-canal aid.


ITE (In-the-Ear)

An in-the-ear hearing aid is custom made and fills most of the bowl-shaped area of the ear.

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