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Hearing Aid Styles

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From larger devices that are easier to handle, to tiny, invisible, or nearly invisible devices that are concealed within the ear canal, Rocky Mountain Hearing Aid Center has many hearing aid options that are sure to meet your hearing needs.

Today’s hearing aids come in a variety of shapes and styles — and are now more comfortable and easy to use than ever before. Most of our hearing aids are available in the full range of styles you’ll see below. Your audiologist will help you choose the style that is best for you, based on your hearing loss, lifestyle, and manual dexterity.

All hearing aids consist of three basic components: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker (also called the “receiver”). The following video provides an overview of how hearing aids work.

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In-The-Ear Styles


Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC)

For mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • Completely invisible in most ears
  • Custom-made for you
  • Smallest, least visible type of hearing device.

 
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Behind-The-Ear Styles


Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC)

For mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • Most popular style of hearing aid today.
  • Leaves the ear canal open, for more natural sound quality.
  • Reduces “plugged up” feeling.
  • Sleek design barely visible when worn.

 
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Completely In-the-Canal (CIC)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Molded to fit deeply within the ear canal.
  • Molded to fit deeply within the ear canal.
  • Placement within the ear minimizes wind noise.

 
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Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

For mild to profound hearing loss

  • Smaller than standard behind-the-ear hearing devices.
  • May leave the ear open for more natural sound quality, depending on the hearing loss.
  • Reduces “plugged up” feeling.
  • Appropriate for people of all ages.

 
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In-the-Canal (ITC)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits in the ear canal.
  • Custom made for you
  • Smallest size available with directional technology to enhance hearing in noise.

 
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Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss

  • More powerful than smaller hearing devices.
  • Discreet design.
  • Larger and longer battery life

 
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In-The-Ear (ITE)

For people with mild to severe hearing loss.

  • Fits directly into external ear.
  • Custom-made for you.
  • Inserted and adjusted with ease.
  • Accommodate larger sound amplifiers and offer more features than smaller sizes.

 
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Lyric

For mild to moderately severe hearing loss

  • The first 100% invisible hearing aid, by Phonak
  • Worn for extended periods of time, without removal
  • No changing batteries
  • Natural sound quality
  • Great choice for active individuals

 
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