Types Of Hearing Aids
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In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids
Convenient and discreet
With in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids, the latest technology is integrated into a custom-made housing. The hearing aid is worn directly in the ear canal. Since the hearing aids sit in the ear, they are hardly visible.
In-The-Ear Hearing Aids
Above all, hearing aids that sit in the ear have to be very small. Still, hearing aids associated with the term mini hearing aids are not necessarily in-ear hearing aids. There are also particularly small versions for the devices behind the ear. In-the-ear hearing aids are inserted directly into the ear.
Variants Of In-The-Ear Hearing Aids
Auricular hearing aids that sit on the auricle
Ear canal aids (ITE) that sit at the beginning or deep in the ear canal
Hearing aids that are placed completely in the ear canal
Slim hearing solution
Receivers In The Canal (or RICs) are smaller and thinner than traditional contours. The receiver is in the ear canal. They are ideal for slight to moderate hearing losses.
Ex-Receiver Hearing Aids
Ex-receiver hearing aids or RITE hearing aids are behind-the-ear hearing aids, but with one crucial difference: classic behind-the-ear hearing aids are connected to an otoplastic placed in the ear via a sound tube. With external hearing aids, the receiver is placed directly in the ear canal.
In this way, they combine the advantages of behind-the-ear hearing aids with those of in-the-ear hearing aids. They are small, powerful, unobtrusive and can be worn open. Wearing the RITE hearing aid does not completely close the ear canal.
Behind The Ear (BTE)
Housed in a housing that is placed discreetly behind the ear, behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are very easy to use. Robust and comfortable, these are the most popular hearing aids.
Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids
The behind-the-ear hearing aids, also known as BTE hearing aids or BTE (Behind The Ear) devices, are the most well-known variant of a hearing aid. Not just because they are visible. They are also often used in the case of severe hearing loss. Because they are also easy to put on and use, older people in particular prefer these types of hearing aids.
Benefits Of BTE Hearing Aids
Another benefit of BTE hearing aids is the ability to use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries. In the evening, when the hearing aid is removed, it can be recharged in a special battery charging station. After just a few hours, the hearing aid is fully operational again. With normal use, the battery lasts up to 24 hours, depending on the manufacturer.