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Types of Hearing Aids

Much smaller, more comfortable, with better sound... hearing aids have come a long way in the past few years, with new technology making all the difference.

We offer state-of-the-art hearing aids, many years of experience, doctoral-level audiology education, and exceptional customer service... which makes improving your hearing easy and stress-free. We’ll explain your options to you – keeping in mind the best value for your specific needs – but here’s a brief overview of the types of hearing aids available.

Five basic styles of hearing instruments

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Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC)
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) fits entirely in the ear canal. Cosmetically, this instrument is the least visible. However, it is not suitable for all types and degrees of hearing loss.
In-The-Canal (ITC)
In-The-Canal (ITC) fits within the canal portion of the ear. This style is often referred to as a canal, half shell, or miniature canal device.
In-The-Ear ITE
In-The-Ear (ITE) fits into the canal and extends into the outer part of the ear, completely filling the ear. This style is also referred to as a full concha or low profile device.
Behind-The-Ear BTE
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) fits neatly behind the ear and is connected to the ear mold in the ear by a short plastic tube. This hearing instrument is easier to manipulate and it is generally used for a variety of hearing losses as well as precipitous high frequency losses.
Over-The-Ear OTE
Over-The-Ear (OTE) or Open Fit BTE is a miniaturized BTE device that sits on top of the ear with a slim tube or wire fitting close to the head and a small dome that slides into the entrance of the ear canal.

Latest Technology

ReSound LiNX 3D

The future of Smart Hearing is here. With ReSound LiNX 3D™ you will be able to do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Because it’s up to 50% better at identifying speech in various environments*, you can hear up to 80%†† more of the sounds around you and understand up to 40%†† more speech in noise** all while enjoying best-in-class streaming and control.

Personalize your hearing experience with the new ReSound Smart 3D™ app. Available on the iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and Apple Watch®, you have everything you need to make a quick adjustment of your hearing aid settings to better engage with the world around you.

 With ReSound LiNX 3D, you can better connect to the world around you with excellent sound quality and clear speech understanding, all in a comfortable, discreet hearing aid. 

Compared to other premium hearing aids.

††Compared to premium hearing aids with narrow beamforming.

* Groth (2016)

** Jespersen et al. (2016)



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