ITE / In-the-ear
In The Ear hearing aids consist of a tiny earpiece of various different shapes that fits inside the ear; it has no tube to connect the microphone to the hearing aid
They have the advantage that they are less invasive in the sense that they cannot be seen, but the disadvantage with them is that they tend to need more care and maintenance. People who are physically active find them more useful than the behind the ear models. They are easier to place in the ear and easier to remove than the BTE type, and they can be more easily controlled. They can cover all types of hearing loss except profound hearing loss, and the smaller models are not the best option for those that have dexterity issues
patients report that they can hear the wind more than with the BTE type
of hearing aid, whilst others say that if you persevere to fit them
correctly there is no difference.
ITE (in-the-ear) hearing aids can be used for a wide range of hearing losses. Due to their size, ITE hearing aidsallow for larger sound amplifiers and more features such as a telephone switch. They are also much easier to handle. This type of hearing aid fills the outer ear. The hearing aid case is custom made out of a hard plastic material. As shown, the hearing aid case houses all of the miniaturized hearing aid parts.The ITE style is available with programmable, digital, and conventional technology
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