Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing aid technology has advanced rapidly in the last several years.

For individuals who are just now exploring their options for the first time, the amount of styles on the market may seem overwhelming.

The team at Second Chance Hearing Inc only partners with the leading brands in the hearing aid industry to ensure that you have access to a device that works best for you.

Hearing Aid Styles

The hearing aid industry offers more options than ever before, yet all devices find themselves in one of two categories: Behind-the-ear (BTE) and In-the-ear (ITE).

Behind-the-ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

Sitting behind or on top of the outer ear, a BTE design utilizes a tube that connects to an ear mold or tip inside of your ear canal. With the widest selection of colors, sizes, features, degrees of power, and battery types, BTE’s are so small that they are often unnoticeable to others. Some of the various BTE styles include:

  • Mini BTE
  • Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) or Receiver-in-canal (RIC)
  • BTEs with Earmolds

In-the-ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

Instead of resting behind the ear, ITE hearing aids sit inside of the ear using an impression for a custom fit. We offer many types of ITE styles including:

  • Invisible in-the-canal (IIC)
  • Completely in-the-canal (CIC)
  • In-the-canal (ITC) or Half Shell
  • In-the-ear (ITE) or Full Shell

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth Hearing Aids, Smartphone Apps, and More

Hearing aids have come a long way and today’s models are packed full of advanced features that make wearing them a breeze!

This is an exciting time in hearing technology development and advancements occur rapidly. Be sure to ask us which models of hearing aids offer these types of features and we’ll be happy to walk you through what the latest technology has to offer.

Which Hearing Aid is Right for You?

The first step to finding the right hearing aids for you comes with a hearing evaluation, allowing us to determine exactly which features will work the best for you. It’s our goal to reconnect you with the world again and provide clear hearing every day.

Explore your hearing aid options with our experienced team.

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