BEHIND THE EAR HEARING INSTRUMENTS
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are used for all types of hearing losses from mild to profound. They come in a variety of styles from Miniature-BTEs to the larger SuperPower instruments. Many BTE hearing aids offer multiple directional microphone systems for improved understanding of speech in noisy situations.
IN THE EAR HEARING INSTRUMENTS
In-The-Ear (ITE) hearing aids are also known as custom hearing aids, as they are individually manufactured to suit a person’s ear. They range from the so-called Micro-CIC instrument, which fits completely in the ear canal to the full-shell hearing instrument, which completely fills the bowl of the ear. Custom aids provide the most cosmetic solution and are usually easier to fit than other styles.
RECEIVER IN CANAL (RIC) HEARING AIDS
Receiver-in-canal or RIC hearing instruments are worn behind the ear and come with tiny housings because their receiver sits directly in the ear canal. The receivers come in different sizes for different levels of amplification. RICs can be quickly and easily adjusted to meet your amplification needs and provide a high degree of wearing comfort and discretion.
The world is more connected than ever before. Better connectivity can enable you to participate in more social situations and get the most from your hearing aids. For example, Siemens wireless hearing aid solutions enable you to stream audio from your mobile phone, TV or music player to your hearing aids. These amazing devices can also be controlled from an app on your phone or tablet, allowing you to get the best from your hearing while on the move.