Hearing Aid Styles

There are many styles of hearing aids available in different colors like red, burgundy, black, yellow, brown, blue, pink, beige, silver & gold etc. The degree of the hearing loss, power and options requirements, manual dexterity abilities, cost factors, and cosmetic concerns are some of the factors that will determine the style the patient will use. The most common styles are listed below:

ITE: In-The-Ear units are comfortable and easy to operate. They are also the largest of the custom made styles.

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ITC: In-The-Canal units are a little smaller than ITEs. They require good dexterity to control the volume wheels and other controls on the faceplate, and they often use a smaller battery than ITEs.

 

ITC Hearing Aids Bellevue

CIC: Completely-In-the-Canal units are the tiniest hearing aids made. They usually require a "removal string" due to their small size and the fact that they fit so deeply into the canal. CICs can be difficult to remove without the pull string. CICs do not usually have manual controls attached to them because they are too small.
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Open Fit Hearing Aids Seattle
Open Ear: Open fit hearing aids use a tiny casing and a nearly invisible slim tube. Open fitting offers a cosmetically appealing option without that plugged up feeling. They are lightweight with a transparent earbud which replaces the need for a custom earmold.

 

BTE Hearing Aids Renton WABTE: Behind-The-Ear hearing aids are the largest hearing aids and they are very reliable. BTEs have the most circuit options and they can typically have much more power than any of the custom made in the ear units. BTEs are the units that "sit" on the back of your ear. They are connected to the ear canal via custom-made plastic tubing. The tubing is part of the earmold. The earmold is custom made from an ear impression to perfectly replicate the size and shape of your ear.

 

 

Dual Benefits
Dual captures a wider range of sounds than any other traditional devices on the market - particularly in the high frequencies. Speech will sound clearer and music far richer. You'll also have a much better idea of where you are in relation to people and objects in your environment.

With Spatial Sound you can:

  • enjoy dining out in busy restaurants
  • communicate clearly and with confidence at meetings
  • instinctively look the right way if a car is approaching from behind or someone starts to speak
  • It's not about being old - it's about being smart

The ConnectLine helps you make the most of today's technologies. A smart optional device, called the Streamer, picks up the sound from your mobile phone, landline phone, TV or mp3 player, and sends it straight into both ears.

With ConnectLine solutions you can:

  • communicate with ease on your mobile phone
  • watch TV at a level the whole family can enjoy
  • switch from listening to music to answering a phone call
  • remote control volume and programs

There is a Dual just for you
From size and colour to performance, accessories and settings, a pair of Duals can be completely customized to fit your personal preferences and level of experience with hearing devices. Among the benefits are:

  • a great design that's almost invisible behind the ear
  • lots of trendy colours to match your hair or skin tone

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