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Hearing aid types: Finding the right one for you and your lifestyle
These are the main different types of hearing aids to consider.
Receiver in the ear (RIE)

This type of hearing aid is for you if you have mild to severe hearing loss, and is a combination of a "behind-the-ear" and an "in-the-ear hearing aid".

Sounds are collected by a unit that sits behind the ear. The receiver sends sound into the ear canal, and transmits these amplified sounds directly to the ear. The result is exceptional sound quality, making this a great option for a discreet, contemporary look with great performance.

Receiver in the ear hearing aids | Interton
Rechargeable Receiver-in-the-ear (RIE)

Interton rechargeable receiver-in-the-ear (RIE) hearing aid has a built-in lithium-ion battery that holds up to 30 hours of power on just a single 3-hour charge.

The Desktop charger is a small, sturdy unit plugged into a wall outlet. It utilizes wireless, inductive charging without the need for metal contacts that can become corroded over time.

Rechargeable receive in the ear hearing aids | Interton
Behind the ear (BTE)

These powerful hearing aids are for you if have more severe hearing loss since they typically offer the most amplification and lots of features.

The BTE hearing aid type sits comfortably behind the ear and sound is directed from the hearing aid through the tubing into your ear canal. An added benefit is they are very durable as you do not have any parts inside the ear canal.

Behind-the-ear hearing aids | Interton
Custom hearing aids
Our custom-made hearing aids are comfortable to wear and come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colours. They are custom molded to fit your ear and are one piece and can be easier to pop-in and remove. 


NW CIC (Non-Wireless Completely-in-Canal) - when discretion matters most: a small model that features ear-to-ear communication, non-wireless connectivity and direct audio streaming from iOS and selected Android™ devices.

ITC (In-the-Canal) - get sound directly from your phone: Our ITC  model is Made for Apple. It lets you connect to your smartphone and stream calls, music or GPS guidance directly to your hearing aids.

ITE (In-the-Ear) - more power when you need it: if you are looking for a hearing aid that is easy to handle and has longer battery life, this powerful little ITE model is for you. It features ear-to-ear communication, wireless connectivity and Made for Apple.

custom hearing aids | Interton

There's a type of hearing aid for you

If you’ve been putting off getting a hearing aid because you think they will be old-fashioned, it’s time to rethink. Today’s hearing aids from Interton are sleeker, streamlined and less noticeable than hearing aids have ever been.
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