Hearing Aid Styles

Which style is right for you?

There are two main styles of hearing aids: those that fit behind the ear and those that fit right in the ear canal. What’s best for you is dictated by your hearing loss, lifestyle and preferences.

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behind-ear-products-2Behind the Ear

  •  – A bit larger than in-the-ear styles but some are extremely small and the thin tube is almost invisible.

– Can fit a larger battery for longer life, and larger amplifiers for more severe hearing losses.

– Can often be fitted the same day as your hearing assessment.

– Some do not occlude (or fill up) the ear canal so sounds are more natural, particularly your own voice.

– Can be a good choice if you have dexterity concerns.

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Inside the ear

in-ear-products-2– Visible in the ear.

– Small sizes can make these a fairly discreet choice.

– Customized to fit inside your ear canal requires a return visit.

– Small size could be an issue if you have dexterity challenges.

– The further into the canal these are fitted the more occlusion (blocked ear feeling) you may experience.

– Need to be cleaned of wax regularly.

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