Aid Styles/Types

Hearing aids are available in many different types, or categories. Programmable hearing aids offer different (often customizable for the individual's audiogram) programs for different listening situations such as the office/home or a noisy rock concert. Most hearing aid manufacturers offer programmable and non-programmable Behind-the-Ear aids (BTEs), and cosmetically appealing In-the-Canal (ITCs), In-the-Ear (ITEs), and Completely-in-the-Canal (CICs). Different shell styles (e.g., full, low profile, half, soft, hard) are also available.

In-the-Ear or Full-Shell ITE or FS
Half-Shell HS
In-the-Canal ITC
Completely-in-the-Canal CIC
Behind-the-Ear BTE
Open-Ear-Mini BTE