- Behind-the-ear (BTE)
- In-the-ear (ITE)
- Completely in-the-canal (CIC)
- In the Canal (ITC)
- Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE)
This hearing aid sits behind the outer ear and connects via a plastic tube to a custom made earmould that sits in the ear canal and delivers sound into the ear.
ITE hearing aids sit in the outer ear (the working parts are all contained within this earmould) and may be used for a variety of hearing losses.
Smaller than ITE aids, CIC hearing aids sit right in the ear canal and are less visible, but are generally less suited to more severe hearing losses.
Slightly larger than the completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aid but smaller than the in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid.
This two piece design allows them to be worn comfortably behind or on top of the ear whilst a very thin and discreet wire is connected to a tiny receiver (loudspeaker) in the ear canal.