In The Ear (ITE) hearing aids

What are In The Ear (ITE) hearing aids?

If you are looking for something bespoke then In The Ear (ITE) hearing aids are the place to start. All ITE hearing aids are custom made for you and this starts with our Hearing Aid Audiologists taking impressions of your ears. These are sent to the manufacturers who scan the impressions to create a 3D computer model. From this they can precisely build your ITE hearing aids ensuring a comfortable, perfect fit! The shell and faceplate (the top section where the controls and battery door are) can be made in a range of colours to match your skin tones.

In The Ear hearing aids, also referred to as a Full Shell, are the largest of this fitting type and sit comfortably in the entire concha. Their larger size means they can be fitted with physical controls, bigger batteries and more powerful amplifiers so are great if you have dexterity issues, visual impairments and/or a mild to severe hearing loss. They can also have more features, like directional microphones. 

If you are looking for something smaller then there is the Half Shell which is a bit more discreet but still retains all the key Full Shell benefits.

Are ITE hearing aids right for you?

Because they are custom made to fit your ears, ITE hearing aids are comfortable to wear all day. As they are larger in size than other fitting types they can offer a range of technological features, including telecoils, and be powerful enough to help mild to severe hearing loss. Their size is also great for handling too. However, they are not as discreet as some other options.

Sound like a perfect fit? Contact our Customer Care team and they can arrange a free hearing assessment to help you find out.

What are the benefits of ITE hearing aids?

Suitable for many types of hearing loss
ITE hearing aids are great for a mild to severe hearing loss.

Comfortable fit
As they are custom made for you, ITE hearing aids will be comfortable all day.

More features
As they are larger hearing aids there is more capacity to include all the technological features you need.

Extra connectivity
ITE hearing aids can feature bluetooth connectivity to wireless stream calls, music and more from your devices. They are likely to have a telecoil option for connecting to loop systems in banks, churches, etc.

Easy to use
As they are larger, ITE hearing aids are easy to handle and fit/remove and can also have physical controls for adjusting the volume and changing programs.

Longer battery life
A lot of ITE hearing aids will use a larger capacity battery. This also helps if you have dexterity issues.

Rechargeable options
Some brands are offering rechargeable ITE hearing aids which is great if you don't want to deal with changing batteries.

Want to find our more about ITE hearing aids?

Our Customer Care team are ready to help you with any question you have about ITE hearing aids and whether they are right for you so get in contact with them now.