Hearing Aid Styles

Receiver-in-Ear (RIE)

The most popular style, virtually invisible feature a tiny casing that hides behind your ear and connects via a miniature transparent tube to a tiny component in your ear canal. 

Custom hearing aids

Custom hearing aids include some of the smallest styles available—Invisible-in-Canal, Completely-in-Canal, In-the-Canal, In-the-Ear, and Mic-in-Helix. They are custom-made to fit your ear anatomy for the best comfort and sound quality.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

Small, easy to wear all day, and budget friendly, BTE  matches your hair and complexion and hide with ease. They help the entire spectrum of hearing loss, from mild to severe.

RIE | Receiver-in-Ear Style

Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) hearing aids are the newest BTE style devices on the market, and, the most popular. An RIE hearing aid is comprised of a very small casing that sits behind the ear. The casing houses all of the electronic components of the hearing aid except for the receiver (also called the speaker). This allows the casing to be extremely tiny, so it's barely visible. A narrow transparent tube carries very thin wires from the casing to the receiver, which rests in your ear canal.

RIE hearing aids offer exceptionally natural sound quality, and can be used with custom-made or standard ear molds, depending on your individual amplification needs. Almost all types of hearing loss can be assisted with RIE style hearing aids.

Custom Hearing Aids

A hearing aid that's made for you

Beltone custom hearing aids are highly personalized hearing solutions, tailor-made to fit your ear anatomy and hearing loss. We take an impression of your ear to create a special mold from which your unique hearing aid is born. Choose from a variety of styles, colors, design features, and power options to suit your preferences and lifestyle.

Imagine a hearing aid about the size of a blueberry with all the sweet sounds of Beltone. This is the reality of Beltone custom-made hearing aids. You can hardly see them at all, but you can hear everything. They are discreet, have natural wind noise reduction, are easy to insert and remove, and are ideal for active people. Also, you don’t have to worry about them falling out of your ears or interfering with your glasses.

BTE | Behind-the-Ear

Easy-to-wear BTE devices are small, and feature a curved casing designed to nestle comfortably behind the ear. By matching flesh tone or hair color, they hide with ease. A transparent tube connects the device to a custom-created ear mold worn in your ear canal. Ear molds are lightweight and comfortable, making BTE hearing aids easy to wear all day.

BTE style hearing aids can be used by just about everyone. They assist the entire spectrum of hearing loss, from mild to severe. Additionally, they are budget friendly, and adapt to most lifestyles.

What is the best way to buy hearing aids?

Hearing aids are more than just a product; they are an experience that will impact every aspect of your life.

Take the time to discuss the pros and cons of each hearing aid style with a hearing care professional, hold them in your hand, and actually try them out.

When you choose Beltone, you get more than just a hearing aid; you get a hearing care partner by your side every step of the way—before, during, and after your purchase.

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