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Types of hearing aids

In-the-ear and in-the-canal hearing aids

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids and in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids both have microphones in the earmould. This means the whole hearing aid fits into your ear.

ITE aids come in different sizes, but they can all be seen in the ear from the side.

ITC aids are smaller and less visible, as they fit inside your ear canal.

Who this is most suitable for

People with mild to severe hearing loss.

They’re not likely to be suitable if you have ear infections often or have very small ear canals. If you have trouble using small controls, ITC hearing aids may not suit you unless they can be controlled remotely.

How to get this hearing aid

ITE and ITC hearing aids are available to buy privately.