You’ve got alternatives, and yes, size matters. The skinny behind-the-ear, the bespoke in-the-ear, the hidden “invisible” aids—these are just some of the options.
All types of hearing loss
Sound options: In-The-Ear (ITE)
In-the-ear aids are precisely cast to snuggle into the shape of your ear. Some ITE wearers find them easier to handle than smaller hearing aids. There are various types of ITE hearing aids such as completely-in-canal (CIC), invisible-in-canal (IIC).
Nearly invisible, bespoke CIC hearing aids completely hidden in your ear canal. They are super small and discreet - only you will know you are wearing them. They fit snugly inside the ear canal for low-key style with hi-fi sound. This is categorized as an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid.
The futuristic Invisible-in-canal aids are your stealth weapon. They are very discreet hiding deep inside the ear. These are nano-aids that you tuck inside the ear canal, with a clear tube that makes it easy to pull out. This hearing is so small giving you the confidence to live your life, letting you forget that you are wearing your hearing aids.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids are open-fit hearing aids. They hook over the top of your ear and rests behind your ear connected with an earpiece that fits in your ear canal. They are often so small that they hide behind the ear. They provide the most amplification. They also offer more choices to hear better in noise.
Receiver-in-Canal hearing aids are a superior slimline version of the Behind-the-Ear aids. Also open-fit, with the shell of the hearing aid hugging the outer ear. The difference is that the speaker is hidden inside the clear tube nestled in your ear.
HearUSA is your one-stop shop for hearing health options: a variety of brands in a variety of styles and sizes. With the help of a Hearing Care Professional, you will find the best selection of devices to fit your lifestyle and tailored to meet your unique needs.
You can buy hearing aids at your nearest HearUSA hearing center, with the help of a Hearing Care Professional.
Can I try on hearing aids before buying?
Most hearing aids, including at HearUSA, can be tested out and fitted to your ears in the same visit.
How much do hearing aids cost?
The cost of hearing aids varies greatly depending on the types of hearing aids, features and severity of hearing loss. It's important to remember hearing aids should be worn as a pair. They can range from $300 to $5000 in total.