Which hearing aid is right for you? There are several types of hearing devices for you to choose from, and they each come with their own benefits. Your audiologist will discuss these with you to help you make the best choice for your own specific needs.

With a variety of options to choose from, let’s learn more about in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids. They are designed to fit comfortably within the outer ear and are a popular choice for many. Let's take a look at some of the benefits you can expect when you choose this type of hearing device. 

ITE hearing aids are custom made

ITE hearing aids are custom-made, which is good news for the wearer, as they will have a hearing device that is designed to fit snugly within the outer ear bowl. Where comfort is concerned, this is a major benefit. With a custom design, there is also less chance that the hearing aid will fall out, so there will be no embarrassment when out and about and minimal risk of breakages.

ITE hearing aids are easy to handle

While there are smaller hearing aids on the market, people often choose ITE hearing aids for one simple reason: their ease of use. Because they are slightly bigger than other hearing devices, such as in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids, they are easy to remove and clean. This is especially useful for those wearers who have problems with dexterity. And as all of the components needed for the device to work are contained within the shell casing, there is no need to fiddle with external tubing or wires. For this reason, ITE hearing aids are less susceptible to breakage. 

ITE hearing aids provide great sound quality

A larger design means larger batteries and larger components for sound amplification. For this reason, there is better clarity of sound than smaller hearing devices, which makes them a perfect fit for users with more serious degrees of hearing loss. ITE hearing aids also benefit from a dual-microphone system which is another reason why they provide greater opportunities for sound amplification than certain other hearing devices. 

ITE hearing aids are easy to camouflage

Some people feel self-conscious about wearing a hearing aid, and it's for this reason that they decide not to use one. This is unfortunate, as all hearing aids are designed to improve quality of life. Thankfully, technological advances mean most hearing aids can be worn discreetly. This extends to ITE hearing aids, as they are harder to see than behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, especially for wearers with long hair. They are also made to match the wearer's skin tone, which adds to the unit's camouflage. 

Speak to an audiologist

Is an ITE hearing aid right for you? There are other hearing devices to choose from, so speak to an audiologist to find out more. With professional advice and guidance, you will have all the support you need when choosing a hearing aid, so get all the information you need to make an informed choice.