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A Look at the Three Types of Hearing Aids

Every person’s hearing needs are as unique as they are, which is why high-quality hearing aids aren’t one-size-fits-all. What might work well for one individual may not for another, which is why these devices come in a variety of designs and solutions to meet both one’s hearing and physical needs.

Here’s a quick overview of how hearing aids work. In general, they amplify sounds using a three-part system.

1. A microphone receives sound and converts it to a digital signal. This digital signal can be customized and programmed for the user’s hearing needs.

2. An amplifier sends and boosts that sound to a speaker.

3. The speaker sends the sound to the ear.

Now, on to our hearing aids.

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids

Behind-the-ear hearing aids feature the microphone, speaker, controls, and battery compartment in a case that sits behind the ear. A small, clear tube connects the hearing aid to an earmold, which sits in the ear canal. BTEs are popular and appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss and for people of all ages. Because the earmold can be changed without buying an entirely new device, BTEs are often a good choice for children. BTEs are available in a variety of colors to match skin tone or hair color, and are also available in fun colors for children.

Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids

RITE hearing aids are quite similar to BTEs, with one major difference. The speaker (also known as a receiver) goes inside the ear canal instead of the hearing aid casing, which allows for a much smaller and sleeker hearing aid. RITEs are also more of an open fit hearing aid, as they allow sound to flow in and out of the ear more naturally. Like BTEs, users can choose RITEs in a variety of colors to match skin tone or hair color, and are also available in fun colors for children.

Custom fit hearing aids

Custom hearing aids are designed to the specifications of your unique hearing needs. These types of hearing aids can include:

  • Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC), a nearly undetectable hearing device that sits directly in your ear canal. Created by making a custom impression of the ear canal, IIC hearing devices are appropriate for those with mild-to-moderately severe hearing loss.
  • Completely-in-the-canal (CIC), which are just a little bigger than an IIC hearing aid and come in a variety of colors to match a wearer’s skin tone or hair color. CIC hearings aids are also beneficial for those with mild –to-moderately severe hearing loss.
  • In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids partially or fully fill the outer ear, and fit securely as they’re custom designed to fit to the user’s ear. Because of their larger size, ITEs can accommodate extra and more powerful features. Many users find them easier to handle as well. ITEs can be useful for people with mild-to-severe hearing loss.

Wondering what type of hearing aid might hearing aid might be right for you? Contact a hearing care provider in your area today.


We work with these global hearing aid manufacturers. Click on each of the links below to learn more about each of their specific hearing aid features and offerings.

Interton Heaing Aids

Pune Clinic

1/2, 101, Picasso Incon, Above Saraswat Bank, Salunkhe Vihar Road, Kondhwa, Pune – 411 481, Maharashtra.
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Jamnagar Clinic

Adeshwar Plaza, 1st Floor, Shop No.104, near Oswal Hospital, Digvijay Plot, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361005
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Rajkot Clinic

Landmark Complex, 110, Astron Chowk, Rajkot, Gujarat 360001
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Surat Clinic

Shop no C2A, Swami Narayan Complex, junction, Kailash Nagar, Majura Gate, Surat, 395001
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Mumbai Clinic (Chandivali)

Address- C/208, Lake Primrose Commercial Complex , Shop No. 104, C Wing, Chandivali Farm Rd, Chandivali , Mumbai 400076 Click Here for Location

Mumbai Clinic (Seawoods)

SHREEJI HEIGHTS, G-32, Sector-46/A, Karave Nagar, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400706 Click Here for Location

Mumbai Clinic (Malabar Hill)

Chamber No 17 , 1st Floor, Sadguru Sadan, above SOAM restaurant, opposite Babulnath Temple, Babulnath, Khareghat Colony, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007 Click Here for Location

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