Modern hearing aids come in a wider variety of styles and colors that are more discreet and attractive.

Choosing the style of hearing aid that’s right for you depends on your level of hearing loss, personal preferences and lifestyle needs.

It’s important to spend time with your hearing care provider to learn more about the different styles of hearing aids and how they can benefit you. Categories and types of hearing aid styles include:

In The Canal Styles

In The Canal styles - IIC - Bend - Redmond OregonInvisible In Canal (IIC)

  • Smallest style available
  • Placed deep in the ear canal
  • Completely invisible
  • Wireless and Bluetooth compatible
  • Can be removed and inserted daily by the wearer
  • More vulnerable to wax and moisture
  • For Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss (25dB – 55dB)

Completely In Canal - CIC Hearing Aids - Bend - Redmond OregonCompletely In Canal (CIC)

  • Small and compact
  • Placed in the ear canal
  • Barely visible
  • Wireless and Bluetooth compatible
  • More vulnerable to wax and moisture
  • For Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss (25dB – 55dB)

In The Canal - ITC Hearing Aids - Bend - Redmond OregonIn The Canal (ITC)

  • Larger than IIC and CIC
  • Placed at the opening of the ear canal
  • Utilizes two microphones to gather sound
  • Larger size allows for more features
  • Wireless and Bluetooth compatible
  • For Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss (25dB – 55dB)

In The Ear Styles

In The Ear styles - ITE Hearing Aids - Bend - Redmond OregonIn The Ear (ITE)

  • Larger size allows for more features and manual controls
  • Power circuitry fits a wider range of hearing losses
  • Better for those individuals with limited dexterity
  • Wireless and Bluetooth compatible
  • For Moderate to Severe Hearing Loss (25dB – 90dB)

Receiver In The Ear - RITE Hearing Aids - Bend - Redmond OregonReceiver In The Ear (RITE)
Receiver In Canal (RIC)

  • Most popular style
  • Receiver sits in the ear; case sits behind the ear
  • Smaller and less visible than BTE devices
  • Available in a variety of colors and feature options
  • Easy care and maintenance
  • Wireless and Bluetooth compatible
  • Waterproof
  • For Mild to Severe Hearing Loss (25dB – 90dB)

Behind The Ear styles

Behind The Ear styles - BTE Hearing Aids - Bend - Redmond OregonBehind The Ear (BTE)

  • Larger size accommodates power circuitry
  • Receiver in ear canal connects to case behind the ear
  • Easy to operate and adjust manually
  • Easy care and maintenance
  • Wireless and Bluetooth compatible
  • Waterproof
  • For all types of Hearing Loss