ITC and ITE Hearing aids Pros and Cons

When you are looking for a hearing aid and it's important to find the right type and style products for you depends on your degree of hearing loss, your lifestyle preferences, and cosmetic concerns.

As a starting point, there are two basic types of hearing aids, all of which are used mostly for mild to moderate hearing loss that's occurring in both ears,which are the ITE and ITE type hearing aids by EarsMateTM

CIC ITC ITE  Hearing aid types Earsmate

Firstly,let's introduce the ITE hearing aid,Pros and Cons.

ITE aids ,short for In-the-Ear Hearin aids,which are worn in the ear canal and are usually custom-fit, based on an impression that is taken by your hearing care professional at the time of your hearing aid consultation. These styles are typically available in different skin tones to blend with the outer ear. Some types of ITE hearing aids fit very deeply within the ear canal, while others are closer to the outer ear.


Offer more room for features such as telecoil, directional microphone, and wireless streaming. Less of a plugged-up feeling when vented. Relatively easy to insert.


Some people consider ITE units to be more visible, and the telecoil might not be as powerful as those on BTE hearing aids because it is smaller in size.

Then,it is the ITC hearing aid,Pros and Cons.

ITC ,short for In-the-canal,hearing aids sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use. Because they’re slightly larger than IIC and CIC styles, they tend to have a slightly longer battery life and can fit a wider range of hearing losses. Their size also allows them to host additional features such as directional microphones for better understanding in noisy environments and manual controls, like a volume wheel, if desired. 


Barely visible, less of a plugged-up feeling because the aid sits deep in the canal. Larger units can include directional microphones.


Discomfort is a problem for many, along with the concerns that are typically associated with completely-in-the-canal models. These models are susceptible to moisture, and the receiver is vulnerable to clogging from earwax. The battery tends to be small, so battery life is relatively short. May be challenging to handle and adjust.