In-the-ear hearing aids (ITE) are comfortably placed directly in the ear canal. The components of the hearing system are situated in a shell and custom fitted to the individual’s ear canal. Before being individually manufactured, a hearing aid expert will first need to make a customized mold of the patient’s ear. ITE hearing aids are suitable for slight to moderate hearing loss.
ITE hearing aids are available in different skin colors, making them hardly distinguishable from the external ear at first glance. One thing to remember is that larger hearing aids offer higher performance levels – this applies to both ITE and BTE models. Also the cost of a hearing aid can vary due to the chosen model.