In the ear (ITE)
Made in varying sizes, the smallest being the CIC (completely in the canal). They are custom-made to fit and are most suitable for people with mild to moderate hearing losses.
Behind the ear (BTE)
Suitable for all hearing losses, including those that are more severe. This type of hearing aid is also more popular with people who have poor dexterity, as they can be eaiser to handle and maintain.
Suitable for moderate to severe hearing losses for people who want something more cosmetically pleasing than a traditional Behind The Ear model but need more power than a standard In The Ear model can offer.
Are only suitable for clients with high frequency hearing losses. Due to their design they stop the client feeling blocked up when wearing the hearing aid which can be experienced with more traditional fittings. Instead the ear remains open and only the high frequencies are increased.