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Hearing Aid Styles

There are three most commonly used hearing aid styles.

  • Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE)
  • Behind-the-ear (BTE); and
  • In-the-ear (ITE).
Receiver-In-The-Ear style hearing aid. Receiver-In-The-Ear style hearing aid. Receiver-In-The-Ear style hearing aid.

The receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) is fast becoming the most popular style of hearing instrument. Lightweight, very small, nearly invisible with a range of colours make these solutions cosmetically appealing. The earpiece has a better fit and is more comfortable and easy to wear. The sound travels in a less noticeable, ultra-thin sound wire straight into your ear which means even clearer and more natural sound quality.

Behind-The-Ear style hearing aid. Behind-The-Ear style hearing aid.

The behind-the-ear (BTE) style hearing aid is housed in a small curved case which fits behind the ear and is attached to a custom earpiece moulded to the shape of your outer-ear. Typically, BTEs are the most powerful hearing aid style available

In-The-Ear style hearing aid. In-The-Ear style hearing aid.

The in-the-ear (ITE) style hearing aid fits directly into the ear. The circuitry is housed primarily in the concha (external) portion of the ear. Due to the miniaturization of the component parts (including the microphone, receiver and battery), it is possible to make hearing aids small enough to fill only a portion of the concha (ITC) or fit deeply into the ear canal (CIC). The ITC and CIC styles, because of their size, have less manual controllability and sometimes require a remote control to adjust volume control and program button.

Power to connect - freedom to explore

New Streamer Pro - the heart of ConnectLine - puts you in total control. Not only of program shifts and hearing aid volume, but of all sources of audio-based information, entertainment and communication.

By picking up the audio signal and sending it straight into both ears, the Streamer turns a pair of hearing aids into a small wireless headset. With no detectable delays in transmission, audio signals perfectly match any visual images. This can make all the difference when watching TV or using a computer.

A fully integrated system

Streamer Pro has been developed and thoroughly tested with hearing aid users in mind so that daily use is straightforward and intuitive. Looking much like a stylish MP3 player, the Streamer is worn around the neck and features three dedicated buttons for the core applications: phone, TV and microphone.

Streamer Pro offers...

  • Long battery life - Up to eight hours of streaming time for a full day's use.
  • Compact, user-friendly design - Features texturised rubber edges for easier handling and a more comfortable grip.
  • Intuitive operation - Three buttons makes it possible to instantly select and activate the application needed.
  • Compatibility - Streamer Pro is compatible with all wireless Oticon hearing aids and ConnectLine devices for seamless, hassle-free upgrades.

Please watch the following video and see how Streamer Pro could help you:

Enhancing Connections with ConnectLine and Streamer Pro from Oticon on Vimeo.