Losing your ability to hear shouldn’t mean you have to say goodbye to some of the best things in life. Rediscover the joy of hearing the birds sing, chatting to your loved ones and even listening to music from your smartphone with our advanced in-the-ear hearing aids with Bluetooth functionality.
If you’re looking for a solution for severe hearing loss, in-the-ear hearing aids or receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids are just what you need. At Starkey, we make custom hearing aids that fit perfectly into your unique ear.
What are the pros and cons of in-the-ear hearing aids?
There are many benefits to choosing an ITE hearing aid. For example, they sit within the outside portion of your ear, which means that there is less risk of them falling off when you’re out and about. Ideal for those with profound hearing loss, in-the-ear-hearing aids offer volume and memory control features that many smaller hearing aids cannot. And with various colours to choose from, in-the-ear hearing aids are truly discreet — you can pick a colour that matches perfectly with your skin.
On the other hand, the way that these hearing aids fit in your ear does mean that they are one of the larger hearing aids. In addition to this, some in-the-ear hearing aids are known for picking up wind noises.
What is the difference between in the ear and behind the ear hearing aids?
Sitting comfortably inside the outer portion of your ear, in-the-ear hearing aids are more discreet than behind-the-ear variations and are preferred by those who wear glasses or exercise because there is less risk of them falling off. Another key difference between the two is that ITE hearing aids amplify sounds naturally by using the existing acoustics of the ears in which they sit.
Can a hearing aid stop ringing in the ears?
Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, is common in those who have hearing loss. By amplifying the sounds you want to hear and distracting you from the ringing, hearing aids can reduce your awareness of tinnitus while you wear them.
How do you clean in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids?
Wipe the surface of your ITE hearing aid with a dry, soft cloth and use the brush and tool that came with your hearing aid to clean around the sound outlet, microphone and vent. Do not use water or other fluids to clean your hearing aid.