With so many types of hearing aid out there, it is important to know the differences between them, and especially to know as much as you can about the specific type that you might need to wear. If you are due to have an in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid fitted, then you will need to learn all there is to know about these hearing aids. 

Are ITE hearing aids invisible?

There are many different kinds of ITE hearing aids, and they vary in terms of how visible they are. But they are all on the more discreet side of hearing aids, and generally they are going to be easy to conceal or hide, should that be important to you. Some types, such as completely-in-the-canal (CIC), are completely invisible, and some are not quite utterly invisible but very hard to see nonetheless.

Who can benefit from an ITE hearing aid?

ITE hearing aids are great for many types of people. Most of all, they are a go-to option if you are someone with hearing loss who wants to have a good combination of privacy, power and high-quality sound. 

ITE hearing aids are also a good choice for someone who wants to be as comfortable as possible because they tend to be snug and fit perfectly for your specific ear. Likewise, you might consider an ITE hearing aid if you happen to have a very active lifestyle.

How long does an ITE hearing aid last?

It is a good idea to be aware of the lifespan of any hearing aid you are going to wear, as you need to know when it will be time to replace it. The good news on that front is that ITE hearing aids do tend to last quite a long time. Most often, an ITE hearing aid will last somewhere in the region of seven to nine years, sometimes even longer.

It’s also worth remembering that ITE hearing aids, like all hearing aids, last longer and are more likely to continue to work well if they are properly maintained. That means looking after your hearing aid, cleaning it, and generally ensuring that you are taking care of it in whatever way is necessary.

An ITE hearing aid can be a fantastic device for anyone with hearing loss and is one of the major types of hearing aid to look into if you think you might need one soon. The first step to take is to get in touch with a professional audiologist. They will be able to conduct hearing tests on you to see the extent of your hearing loss and then inform you of your options thereafter.

With the right hearing aid, you could be hearing very well again in no time.