Hearing Aid Styles

The hearing experts at Lemme Audiology Associates in Altoona, Pennsylvania understand the positive changes that can occur with a properly fitting hearing aid.

The right hearing aid can have an extremely positive impact on your life, so once we've determined that hearing aids would work for you, we'll discuss your options and make recommendations based on your specific needs.

CIC - Completely-in-the-canal style hearing aids

The smallest and most discreet hearing aid style, these fit completely in the canal and are custom made to fit your ears. There is a clear nylon post to help with insertion and removal.

ITC – In the canal style hearing aids

Considered cosmetically appealing, these hearing aids are less visible than other styles. They’re used for mild to severe hearing loss, but aren’t recommended for children.

ITE - In-the-Ear style hearing aids 

Fitting in the bowl of your ear, the lightweight and compact size make these hearing aids comfortable and easy to manage.

RITE – Receiver in the ear style hearing aids

Housed in a shell that sits behind the ear, these hearing aids have a wire that directs sound into the ear canal. RITE instruments are comfortable but not suitable for severe hearing loss.

BTE – Behind the ear style hearing aids

This type of hearing aid is housed in a curved case that rests behind the ear. These devices work well for varying degrees of hearing loss.

Trust the experts at Lemme Audiology in Altoona, to find a hearing solution to match your needs. Our audiologists are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest technological advancements in the hearing aid industry to offer you current options. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!