The in-the-ear (ITE) style of hearing aids is custom fit to the outer ear bowl. This hearing aid provides a popular solution for hearing enhancement because of its discreet position in the ear. At Livingston Hearing Aid Center, we offer the ITE hearing aid, among other options, to help individuals with different degrees of hearing loss.
In-The-Ear (ITE) Function and Appearance
Worn inside the ear canal, ITE hearing aids are usually custom fit from an ear impression made by a hearing aid professional. These hearing aids often come in tones that individuals can choose from to most closely match the skin tone of their outer ear. Some styles of in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids fit closer to the outer ear, and others fit more deeply in the ear canal.
The in-the-ear (ITE) style of hearing aid offers a discreet option for the hearing aid candidate. The device has no visible tubes or external wires, in contrast to the visibility of behind-the-ear hearing aids. They are ideal for individuals who have mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
The various key features of in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids include:
- Larger battery provides longer battery life – rechargeable is available in select styles
- Custom-made – provide a customized fit within the ear canal
- Easy to use – Easy to insert and remove from the ear when needed