Hearing Aid Styles

There are many different styles of hearing aids available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The best style for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
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Behind-the-ear (BTE)

Hearing aids are the most common type. They sit behind the ear and have a small receiver that sits in the ear canal. BTE hearing aids are very versatile and can be adjusted to fit a variety of hearing losses. They are also relatively easy to care for.
hearing aid on ear

Receiver-in-canal (RIC)

Hearing aids are similar to ITC hearing aids, but the receiver sits in the ear canal and is connected to the hearing aid by a thin wire. RIC hearing aids are very discreet and comfortable, and they offer a good balance of power and discretion.
hearing aid in ear

In-the-ear (ITE)

Hearing aids are smaller than BTE hearing aids and fit entirely in the ear canal. ITE hearing aids are very discreet and can be a good option for people who want a more invisible hearing aid. However, they may not be as powerful as BTE hearing aids and may not be as comfortable for people with severe hearing loss.
hearing aid in ear

In-the-canal (ITC)

Hearing aids are even smaller than ITE hearing aids and sit partially in the ear canal. ITC hearing aids are very discreet and comfortable, but they may not be as powerful as ITE or BTE hearing aids.

Which style is right for you?

With so many different styles available, it can be overwhelming to find the right one. Our team of specialists at Premier Audiology and Hearing Aid Center are here to help you find the best fit for your specific hearing needs.
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Hearing Aid Features

Hearing aids come with a variety of features that offer convenience while helping you hear your best. Some of the most common features include:

The features that are most important to you will depend on your individual needs and preferences.

If you have severe hearing loss, you may need a hearing aid with more powerful amplification. If you spend a lot of time in noisy environments, you may need a hearing aid with noise reduction features. If you want to be able to connect your hearing aids to your phone or TV, you will need a hearing aid with connectivity features.

It is important to talk to an audiologist to discuss your individual needs and preferences. Our team will be able to assess your needs and find the features that are best for you and your personal hearing needs.

Hearing Aid Brands

There are many different hearing aid brands available to help you hear better. We offer a wide variety of options so you can find the one that works best for you.











OTC Hearing Devices

Over-the-counter (OTC) hearing devices are a relatively new option for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. They are available without a prescription and are typically less expensive than traditional hearing aids.

OTC hearing devices work by amplifying sound. They come in a variety of styles, including behind-the-ear (BTE), in-the-ear (ITE), and in-the-canal (ITC).

There are several benefits to using OTC hearing devices, including convenience, cost and discretion. OTC hearing devices are different from prescription hearing aids so it is important to speak with an audiologist to decide if they are the right hearing loss solution for you.

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