The style of hearing aid refers to its size and placement within (or outside of) the ear, and are suited for particular degrees of hearing loss. As technology continues to advance, more options and features are available with each style.

At Manatee Ear Center, we know that choosing the right hearing aid can be daunting. Our experienced team has been providing hearing solutions to patients in Bradenton, Florida and the surrounding communities since 1997. We’ll work with you to help you choose which style of hearing aid will work best for your unique hearing loss through extensive hearing evaluations.

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Nano In-the-Ear

  • Fits mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Not visible
  • Battery life 6-7 days

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In-the-Ear

This hearing aid style fits in the ear, but is bigger and:

  • Appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Fits outside the ear canal
  • Slightly visible in the ear
  • Battery life 8-10 days

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Micro Receiver-in-the-Ear
This hearing aid style fits in the ear but is bigger and: 

  • Fits mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Barely visible
  • Battery life 6-7 days

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Mini Receiver-in-the-Ear

  • Fits mild to severe hearing loss
  • Volume control, program button, and mute button
  • Barely visible
  • Battery life 8-10 days

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Open Fit Behind-the-Ear

  • Small, slim tube BTE instrument
  • Mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Barely visible
  • Battery life 6-7 days

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Behind-the-Ear
This hearing aid style is the largest, worn externally, resting behind your ear. 

  • Two-piece hearing instrument (rests behind the ear and connects to a custom ear piece)
  • For mild to profound hearing loss
  • Volume control and telephone coil
  • Battery life 11-13 days

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CIC Completely-in-Canal (Lyric Extended Wear Device)

  • 100% invisible
  • Wear 24/7 for months without changing batteries
  • Effortless hearing, natural sound quality
  • Ideal for people with mild to moderate hearing loss

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ITC In-the-canal

    • This style is also custom-molded and fits within the ear.
    • Small and discreet but bigger than the CIC.
    • Some models offer directional microphones.
    • Ideal for those with mild to moderate hearing loss.
    • May not work with tiny ears.

 

At Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida, we offer free in-office hearing aid demonstrations so you can try the hearing aids out for yourself before purchasing. When your hearing aids arrive, we provide comprehensive hearing aid services and follow-up care.