(Instrument Assessment/ Selection/ Fitting) Types:
Completely in the canal (CIC)
Many people like to go for completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aids as they are practically invisible and nobody would know that they are using a hearing aid. These are fairly protected from winds, person can talk normally on phone and also keep the ear quite ventilated and the occlusion effect is compact due as its located deep in the canal.
In the canal (ITC)
These are developed for people who are suffering mild to severe hearing loss. In the canal (ITC) can be custom made and has various technical level choices which formerly required a larger aid. Moreover, these are one of the smallest style and are set inside the ear canal but not much deeper.
Behind the ear (BTE)
Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are used when there is hearing loss from mild to profound. These are available in various styles as per the requirements. Behind the ear hearing aids offer numerous directional microphone systems for enhanced perception of speech in noisy locations.
Open fit hearing aids are same as behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. These are much smaller and the best part of this hearing aid is that you can intensify only the high tones and keep the ear ventilated and will save you from the occlusion effect. These are also beneficial for people with an increased wax buildup as the hearing aid is outside the ear, the ear wax won’t be able to do any harm.