Why two are better than one?
Understand speech and conversation better
Better localization of sounds - helps determine direction of sound
Improved sense of distance from sound
Better sound quality
Sounds are more balanced
Behind the Ear (BTE & RIC)
BTE and RIC hearing aids consist of a hard plastic case worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic parts are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss.
Canal aids fit into the ear canal and are still able add a volume control and multi memory switch and would use a smaller (312) battery.
The Mini-BTE aid is a new type of open-fit hearing aid. Small, open-fit aids fit behind the ear completely, with only a narrow tube inserted into the ear canal, enabling the canal to remain open. For this reason, open-fit hearing aids may be a good choice for people who experience a buildup of earwax, since this type of aid is less likely to be damaged by such substances. In addition, some people may prefer the open-fit hearing aid because their perception of their voice does not sound "plugged up." This device fits completely in the outer ear. A case is molded to your ear that contains all the parts of the hearing aid. This case may have a volume control wheel and/or a multi memory switch and a tele coil.
This hearing aid fits completely in a person’s ear canal and is also virtually unseen. CIC hearing aids can be used for mild to severe hearing loss. It usually wouldn’t have room for a telecoil or volume control.
This device fits completely in the outer ear. A case is molded to your ear that contains all the parts of the hearing aid. Some ITEs have features installed, such as a volume control or multi memories switch and a telecoil. A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows users to receive sound through the circuitry of the hearing aid, rather than through its microphone. This makes it easier to hear conversations over the telephone. A telecoil also helps people hear in public facilities that have installed special sound systems, called induction loop systems. Induction loop systems can be found in many churches, schools, airports, and auditoriums.
This hearing aid is so small that no one will even notice you're wearing them. The IIC is custom made to fit deep in your ear. This is suited for those who have a mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
This device is a first start for many seeking better hearing. It is invisible in most ears, designed with first-time hearing aid users in mind and easy to insert and remove. This is suitable for a mild to moderate hearing loss.