At Tustin Hearing Center we offer a wide selection of traditional daily wear hearing aids. We work with you to find the best solution for your hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget.
In the Ear Hearing Aids
In-The-Ear (ITE), In-The-Canal (ITC), Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC), and Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC) hearing aids rest inside the ear rather than behind the ear. CICs are the most discreet. Custom made for you in a variety of colors, and easy to adjust. These hearing aid styles are appropriate for mild to severe hearing loss and may include features such as directional microphones, multiple listening programs, a telecoil or Bluetooth® compatibility.
ITE and ITC advantages include:
- Completely invisible in most ears
- Custom made just for you
CIC and IIC advantages include:
- For mild to severe hearing loss
- Inserted and adjusted with ease
- Includes of variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid
Behind The Ear Hearing Aids
Standard Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are modern versions of classic hearing aids, but smaller and more up-to-date. They are equipped with automatic sound processing, and have controls on the instrument to allow you to change your own sound settings in different situations. BTE’s with ear hooks are connected to the ear canal via plastic tubing. Most BTEs with ear hooks can be fitted with a very cosmetically appealing thin tube solution.
BTE’s are appropriate for hearing loss from mild to profound. Directional microphones, multiple listening programs, telecoil, and Bluetooth® compatibility are available features. This traditional hearing aid style is a good choice for pediatric patients and individuals with excessive moisture and accumulative cerumen (earwax).
BTE advantages include:
- Appropriate for almost all types of hearing loss
- Custom earpiece designed to fit your outer ear
- Easy maintenance and insertion
Receiver In The Ear Hearing Aids
Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE) hearing aids are comfortable because they keep the ear canal open to reduce any plugged-up sensation. The appropriateness of these hearing devices depends on the patient’s degree of hearing loss. Advanced features may include Bluetooth® compatibility.
All RITE solutions have their electronics, microphone, and battery inside a casing worn behind the ear. An ultra-thin, sculpted wire carries the amplified sound to a speaker that fits in the ear canal.
RITE hearing aid advantages include:
- Superior cosmetics
- A more natural sound quality
- A comfortable open fitting