Hearing Aid Styles

In recent years, there have been significant advancements in hearing aid technology. Republic Hearing Care is committed to forming special partnerships with leading brands in the industry, ensuring access to high-quality, comfortable, and affordable devices. It’s important to note that there are now more options available in the hearing aid market than ever before. These options generally fall into two main categories: Behind-the-ear (BTE) and In-the-ear (ITE).

Behind-the-ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are crafted to sit behind or on top of the outer ear, connected by a tube to an ear mold or tip placed inside the ear canal. These BTE devices offer extensive customization options, such as colors, sizes, features, power levels, and battery types. Despite their compact size, BTE hearing aids are often inconspicuous, making them a discreet choice. Now, let’s delve into the various styles of BTE hearing aids available.

Mini BTE

The Mini Behind-the-Ear (BTE) device is widely recognized as the smallest option on the market. Its innovative design features a flexible tip and tube, facilitating airflow and allowing amplified sounds to reach the ear. This unique combination ensures unparalleled audio clarity and maximum comfort for the user.

Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) or Receiver-in-canal (RIC)

RITE hearing aids distinguish themselves with their distinctive design. Unlike traditional models, RITE devices position the speaker in the ear tip rather than the main body of the device. This innovative approach not only offers a more discreet appearance but also ensures they are nearly invisible to others. Comparable in size to Mini BTE hearing aids, RITE style provides a compact and inconspicuous option for individuals seeking exceptional comfort and performance.

BTE with Earmold

The BTE with Earmold provides users with a range of premium features and extended battery life. This exceptional device incorporates a custom-made earmold positioned at the tip of the tubing, guaranteeing precise sound transmission directly into the ear canal. Its slightly larger design, crafted to emulate the natural shape of the ear, enhances both comfort and functionality. With the BTE with Earmold, users can enjoy an unparalleled level of auditory satisfaction.

In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

Our facility offers a variety of In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids, meticulously designed to fit snugly inside the ear canal. Each device is custom-tailored to the individual’s ear impression, ensuring a personalized and comfortable fit. Unlike traditional models positioned behind the ear, ITE hearing aids provide a discreet and convenient option for individuals in need of auditory assistance. We offer a wide range of ITE styles to cater to different preferences and specific needs.

Invisible In-the-Canal (IIC)

Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) devices are specifically crafted to sit deep within the ear canal, making them the smallest hearing aids currently available. Despite their remarkably small size, these devices deliver exceptional performance, significantly improving sound quality and accuracy for individuals with hearing difficulties. The discreet design of IIC devices offers a covert and effective solution to enhance one's listening experience.

Completely In-the-Canal (CIC)

Although Slightly larger than Invisible-in-Canal (IIC) devices, Completely-in-Canal (CIC) hearing aids still feature a discreet and inconspicuous design. CIC hearing aids are meticulously designed to fit securely within your ear canal, offering a nearly invisible solution for seamless auditory assistance.

In-the-Canal (ITC) or Half Shell

The In-the-Canal (ITC) device offers enhanced features such as volume control, directional microphones, and long-lasting battery life, making it an excellent choice for individuals seeking advanced capabilities. Designed to fit comfortably in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, these discreet devices ensure a seamless user experience. While slightly larger than Completely-in-Canal (CIC) devices, ITC devices are ideal for those who prioritize increased functionality while still maintaining subtlety.

In-the-Ear (ITE) or Full Shell

For individuals experiencing substantial hearing loss, an In-The-Ear (ITE) device is frequently recommended. This device fills the entire outer bowl of the ear, ensuring a comfortable fit. Despite its larger size, the ITE device offers advanced features such as volume control and extended battery life, enabling a personalized and user-friendly experience for those in need of effective auditory solutions.