Custom Hearing Aids

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The types of custom hearing aids include  IIC, CIC, ITC, HS, and ITE. They come in a variety of sizes from the smallest IIC (invisible in canal) to the ITE (in the ear). An ear mold is made of each ear and sent to a lab to build the outer shell of the hearing aid. This is done by scanning the impression into a computer, designing the shell to accommodate the hearing aid computer, microphone, speaker, battery etc., and then sending it to a machine to “print” the shell. The hearing aid components are then assembled, tested and shipped to the audiologist for programming. The larger styles are generally more powerful than the smaller styles, but the smallest IIC style is not visible to others while the larger custom styles are low profile but visible. Custom aids are a good option for many types of hearing loss.