How in-the-ear hearing aids work

how do in the ear hearing aids work

Jan 29, 2020

In the UK, it’s estimated that 900,000 people suffer with severe hearing loss, increasing the risk of social isolation, loneliness, depression and even dementia. But studies show that simply getting hearing aids can greatly reduce the risk of developing these symptoms.

For severe hearing loss, the most effective and common solution is an ‘in the ear’ (ITE) hearing aid. These are the ones that you see everyone wearing, that sit comfortably in the bowl of your ear. They’re only a smidge larger than in-canal ‘hidden’ hearing aids, they are much more powerful and excellent at amplifying even the quietest sounds.

Comfort first

ITE hearing aids are moulded to fit your ears so they are comfortable to wear, and you can get them in different colours to blend in with your skin tone or stand out with a bright hue – so you never have to worry about them ruining your outfit!

Cutting-edge tech

Depending on the brand you choose, in-the-ear hearing aids can offer much more than simply better hearing. You can connect to your favourite smart devices, get tinnitus relief, focus on specific conversations, eliminate background noise, listen to music – the list goes on. Take a look at our range to see what’s on offer. Here’s a few of our personal picks:

Resound Linx2: This hearing aid delivers a natural-like sound quality and smartphone app connectivity.

Starkey Muse: Starkey Muse offer hearing aids for all levels of hearing loss that come with lots of great features.

Oticon Opn: Oticon’s Opn range delivers 360 degree sound and is the most effective for speech in noise, with different amplification levels to suit all types of hearing loss.

Widex Unique Fusion These hearing aids sport extra-long battery life and excellent audio quality.

Discover your perfect hearing aid

Not sure what type of hearing aid would best suit your needs? Book an appointment for a free hearing assessment, and you can discuss your options with one of our expert audiologists. Book online, over the phone on 0800 52 00 546 or pop in to your local THCP practice today.