Hearing Aid Styles
Receiver In Canal (RIC):
This hybrid device is also very fashion-forward and positions the speaker directly in the ear canal and the amplifier is placed behind the ear. RIC devices are designed to enhance clarity for users with a variety of needs.
Completely In Canal (CIC):
These listening devices fit further in the ear canal and closer to the eardrum. However, they are restricted to persons with ear canals large enough to accommodate the insertion depth of the instrument into the ear.
Behind The Ear (BTE):
All of the electronics are held in a case that fits behind the ear. Tubing and an ear mold are created to route the sound to the ear canal.. Typically BTE listening devices are able to provide more amplification than smaller devices due to the larger power capabilities of the battery. The casing is available in several colors
In The Ear (ITE):
All components of the instrument are housed in a case that fits into the ear canal.
Lyric Hearing Aid (Extended Wear):
Lyric is an extended wear hearing device. Lyric is placed deep in the ear canal, within millimeters of the ear drum. The hearing aid is designed to be worn 24/7 for up to 3 months at a time.