Types of Hearing Aids

Which type is the right one for you?

Thanks to the development of technology, there are several types of devices designed for each distinct type of hearing loss, aesthetic preferences and other needs dictated by the user’s lifestyle or budget.

IIC, Invisible in the canal, Αθέατο, αθέατα ακουστικά, αόρατο ακουστικό, αόρατα ακουστικά, ενδοκαναλικό, ενδοκαναλικά ακουστικά, Starkey

IIC – Invisible In the Canal

This type of tailor-made hearing aid is placed inside the ear canal deeper than any other and becomes completely unseen when you wear it. Type IIC hearing aids are designed for daily removal, to ensure good ear health. They are suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss.

CIC, Completely in the canal, ενδοκαναλικό, ενδοκαναλικά ακουστικά, Starkey

CIC – Completely In the Canal

CIC-type hearing aids are custom-built to fit into the ear canal. Only the tip of a small plastic handle, used for application/removal, is visible. They are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

ITC, In the canal, καναλικό, καναλικά ακουστικά, Starkey

ITC – In The Canal

ITC hearing aids are made to fit in the ear canal, with just a small part of them visible on the ear’s exterior. They are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

ITE – In The Ear

ITE hearing aids are built to fit on the ear’s exterior. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

RIC, Receiver in canal, ανοιχτής εφαρμογής, Starkey

RIC – Receiver In Canal

Hardly visible when worn, the RIC hearing aids place the loudspeaker in the ear canal, while the rest of the mechanism is fitted behind the ear. Electrical cables are used to transfer sound instead of a plastic tube, reducing distortion. RIC hearing aids offer a comfortable, open-type application. They are suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss and are available in a variety of colors, even metal hues, to suit your hair or skin tone.

BTE, Behind the ear, Οπισθωτιαίο, οπισθωτιαία ακουστικά, Starkey

BTE – Behind The Ear

The mechanism is placed in a casing that is fitted behind the ear. A transparent plastic tube directs the amplified sound to a made-to-fit mold which is placed inside the ear canal. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss, and are also available in a variety of colors, to match perfectly with your hair or skin tone, like RICs.