Hearing aids are available in a variety of styles and sizes. At Annapolis Hearing Aid Associates, we can help you choose which style hearing aid is best for you and your lifestyle. We consider:

  • Severity of hearing loss
  • Listening needs
  • Lifestyle
  • Personal preferences

Your audiologist will discuss the pros and cons of the different styles with you at your hearing aid evaluation appointment. We offer hearing aids from many of the world’s leading manufacturers including:

  • Phonak
  • Oticon
  • Widex
  • GN Resound
  • Siemens
  • Starkey

Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing Aid Styles


completely in the canal hearing aid annapolisCompletely in the Canal (CIC)
Best for mild to moderate hearing loss
A Completely in the Canal or Invisible in the Canal (IIC) hearing aid is the least detectible style. Custom fit to the shape of your ear canal, CIC hearing aids are comfortable and virtually invisible. They are also available in a range of skin tone colors.
 
 


In the Canal Hearing Aid AnnapolisIn the Canal (ITC)
Best for mild to moderate hearing loss
In the Ear hearing aids fit into the ear canal, so they are barely noticeable. They can be custom fit to the size and shape of your ear canal for maximum comfort. Like the CIC hearing aids, they are available in a range of skin tone colors.
 
 


In the Ear Hearing Aid AnnapolisFull Shell or In the Ear (ITE)
Best for mild to severe hearing loss
Not well suited for people with profound hearing loss, the Full Shell In the Ear hearing aid is molded to the contours of the inner ear for a lightweight, comfortable fit. This type of hearing aid is available in a range of skin tone colors.
 
 


Behind-the-Ear (BTE) & Receiver-in-the-Ear
Flexible solution for all types of hearing loss

The Behind-the-Ear and Receiver-in-the-Ear hearing aids are among the most flexible solutions for all types of hearing loss. These styles wrap around the back of the ear with a thin, clear tube running into the ear canal to deliver sound. This tubing may be coupled with an earmold or a small dome, allowing for a more “open fit”. There are a variety of sizes and colors available for an inconspicuous look.