Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aids come in a wide variety of styles, and have improved markedly over the years. With advances in technology and a shift to digital, they have gotten smaller and more powerful, and are considerably more comfortable to wear. Much of the stigma associated with hearing aids of the past is gone. We believe in providing the right hearing solution for you, based on a number of factors including your lifestyle and budget. Allen Hearing Clinic offers a full line of digital hearing aids to serve your specific needs. Styles offered are named after the location in which they are worn, and include:
  • CIC Hearing Aid Style Allen

    CIC (Completely In the Canal):

    These are contained in a tiny case that is placed in the ear canal. A good choice for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.
  • ITC Hearing Aid Style Allen

    ITC (In The Canal):

    Similar to CIC hearing aids, but slightly larger with additional features. May not fit those with smaller ears.
  • IIC (Invisible In the Canal):

    Again, similar to CIC units, but these are smaller. This means they require less power, and are invisible to most.
  • RITE Hearing Aids Allen

    RITE (Receiver In The Ear):

    Housed inside a shell placed in the concha (bowl) of the ear. Larger and more easily noticed, but also easier to handle with a longer battery life and extra features. For those with mild to severe hearing loss.
  • BTE Hearing Aids Allen

    BTE (Behind The Ear):

    A popular choice that is easy to use, especially for children. Includes a plastic case that hooks behind the ear and is tethered to an ear mold in the ear canal. Great for all types of hearing loss.
  • Open Fit Hearing Aids Allen

    Open Fit:

    Similar to a BTE but smaller and less visible. Good choice for those with mild to moderate hearing loss, but can be prone to feedback and low frequency noise leakage.