Example of In the Ear (ITE) hearing aid. This one is a Full Shell, but they also come in Half Shell models

In the Ear hearing aids generally fill either half or all of the entire bowl of the ear. They are ideal where ease of handling is important or where added security (retention) in the ear is required.

  • Easy to handle size and shape
  • The most secure of all custom models
  • Full range of features available
  • Suitable for most levels of hearing
  • Suitable for a wide variety of ear shapes
  • Convenient and easy to use
  • Wide variety of options including directional microphones, telecoil, volume control and programme button
  • Larger battery for longer life and easier handling
  • Doesn't interfere with the wearing of glasses
  • Like all in the ear models may be prone to wax and moisture increasing need for servicing
  • The most visible of all in the ear models
  • May not be suitable for the most reduced levels of hearing