There are a number of different styles of hearing aids to choose from depending upon your needs, preferences and lifestyle. Watch this short video to learn more about how to choose the right hearing aid for you.
Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE) / Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aid
This type of hearing aid consists of the device itself which sits behind the ear and a receiver/speaker secured inside the ear canal with either a rubber earpiece or custom earmold. A thin wire connects the speaker to the device behind the ear.
Have mild to severe hearing loss. The hearing aid can be customized with different domes and custom molds to fit many different hearing losses
Have difficulty hearing on their cell phone
Want a hearing aid option that is rechargeable versus changing batteries
Behind The Ear Hearing Aid (BTE)
This classic style of hearing aid consists of the device itself which sits behind the ear, a custom ear mold which sits inside the ear canal, and a clear flexible tube that connects the aid to the earmold. Some of the pros and cons are as follows:
Desire a smaller and more discrete instrument than the ITE style, but still need power to accommodate their hearing loss
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) and Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC)
The CIC and IIC hearing aid fits completely within the ear canal and is the least visible of all the hearing aid styles. The IIC aid fits completely within the ear canal slightly smaller and closer to the eardrum than a CIC.
It is virtually invisible and therefore the most cosmetically appealing instrument
Landline telephones can be used in their usual manner
The microphone is located in a more natural sound-gathering position (at or slightly inside the ear canal opening) which allows the outer ear to provide more high-frequency emphasis and enhanced localization
Use the telephone often and need amplification for telephone conversation.
Are bothered by the occlusion effect.
Lyric – 100% Invisible Hearing Aid
Lyric is the world’s first and only 100% invisible extended-wear hearing device. The device is comfortably placed in the ear canal. No surgery or anesthesia is required. Unlike many other hearing devices, Lyric is positioned deep inside the ear canal, so it uses your ear’s anatomy to provide exceptional sound. Lyric is programmed for your specific hearing needs. You can adjust the settings and volume on your device as needed, as well as turn the device on and off if desired.