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Clear Sound Hearing Instruments   6065 Creditview Road, Unit 104 Mississauga, ON  L5V 2A8
© 2018 by Clear Sound Hearing Instruments. All Rights Reserved.

Invisible In-The-Canal (IIC)

The smallest custom style, IIC instruments sit invisibly in the ear canal. IIC are specifically designed for mild to moderate hearing loss.

Completely In-The-Canal (CIC)

The smallest custom style, CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal as they're nearly invisible when worn.

In-The-Canal (ITC)

ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they're slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.

Full Shell or In-The-Ear (ITE)

Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which require space on the other portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they're widely recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sound down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal. BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs.

In-The-Ear-Style

When selecting a style, the following is considered:

The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements) Manual dexterity & visual abilities Patient budget and life style Cosmetics Skin sensitivities Anatomical/medical considerations
Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a impression of the ear. They’re available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles - each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.

Behind-The-Ear-Styles

Mini BTE with Slim Tube and Tip

Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and have ultra thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn't occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate high frequency losses.

Receiver in the Ear (RITE)

RITE models, also known as RIC (receiver-in-canal) models, are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of the main body of the instrument. RITE instrument fit mild to severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.

BTE with Earmold

BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features such as a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer's hairstyle, determine exactly how they'll look on each person.

Cros/Bicros System

Cros system is a product specifically designed for someone who needs sound routed wireless from a poor/dead ear to a better hearing ear. A microphone is placed on a non-functional ear which transmits sound to a receiver fitted on a better hearing ear. They can also be configured to a Bicros solution if the better ear needs amplification.
Clear Sound Hearing Instruments. Dedicated to Providing the Best Hearing Care.
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Completely In-The-Canal (CIC)

The smallest custom style, CIC instruments fit deeply and entirely within the ear canal. They fit mild to moderate hearing losses and offer high cosmetic appeal as they're nearly invisible when worn.
Clear Sound Hearing Instruments   6065 Creditview Road, Unit 104 Mississauga, ON  L5V 2A8
© 2018 by Clear Sound Hearing Instruments. All Rights Reserved.

Invisible In-The-Canal (IIC)

The smallest custom style, IIC instruments sit invisibly in the ear canal. IIC are specifically designed for mild to moderate hearing loss.

In-The-Canal (ITC)

ITC instruments sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they're slightly larger than CIC models, they have a longer battery life, and can host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments, and controls such as volume controls. They fit mild and moderate hearing losses.
Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models sit behind or on top of the outer ear, with tubing that routes sound down into the ear that connects to an ear tip or earmold to secure them in the ear canal. BTEs come in colors to blend with hair or skin tones, and even chrome colors, leopard print and other funky designs to suit personal styles. Different BTE sizes accommodate different features, controls, battery types and degrees of power (larger instruments generally have more power than smaller ones). While many people choose discreet BTEs that are unnoticeable when worn, others are tempted to show off the cool designs.

When selecting a style, the following is

considered:

The degree of the hearing loss (power requirements) Manual dexterity & visual abilities Patient budget and life style Cosmetics Skin sensitivities Anatomical/medical considerations
Hearing aids worn in the ear are usually custom-fit, based on a impression of the ear. They’re available in different skin tones to camouflage with the outer ear. There are several styles - each is listed below, ranging from smallest to largest.

Cros/Bicros System

Cros system is a product specifically designed for someone who needs sound routed wireless from a poor/dead ear to a better hearing ear. A microphone is placed on a non-functional ear which transmits sound to a receiver fitted on a better hearing ear. They can also be configured to a Bicros solution if the better ear needs amplification.
FREE HEARING TEST 

Behind-The-Ear-Styles

Behind-The-Ear-Styles

Receiver in the Ear (RITE)

RITE models, also known as RIC (receiver-in-canal) models, are mini BTEs that have the speaker of the instrument incorporated in the ear tip, instead of the main body of the instrument. RITE instrument fit mild to severe hearing losses. This hearing aid style looks similar to the Mini BTE when worn on the ear.

Mini BTE with Slim Tube and Tip

Mini BTEs are designed to hide behind the outer ear, and have ultra thin tubing to discreetly route sound into the ear. The tubing connects to a soft tip that sits in the ear canal but doesn't occlude it. The result is a natural, open feeling as airflow and sound enter the ear naturally around the tip, while amplified sound enters through the tip. This is known as “open fitting” and is recommended for mild to moderate high frequency losses.

Full Shell or In-The-Ear (ITE)

Full shell models sit flush within the outer ear bowl. Their size allows the maximum number of additional controls and features such as directional microphones, which require space on the other portion of the instrument. They use a larger battery size and can fit a larger receiver with enough power for even some severe hearing losses. Because of their flexibility, they're widely recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.

BTE with Earmold

BTEs with earmolds fit mild through profound hearing losses. Their longer shape follows the contour behind the outer ear and can house many features such as a program button and volume control. The earmold color and style, as well as the wearer's hairstyle, determine exactly how they'll look on each person.
FREE HEARING TEST 
Clear Sound Hearing Instruments. Dedicated to Providing the Best Hearing Care.