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Choose Your Hearing Aid Style

The “shell” or “case” is the outer covering of a hearing aid, and determines its style. Of the many parts of a hearing aid, style can make a big difference to your overall satisfaction. Beltone's two main style categories are Behind-the-Ear (BTE) and Custom hearing aids.

Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) Style

Receiver-in-Ear (RIE) hearing aids are the newest BTE style devices on the market, and, the most popular. An RIE hearing aid is comprised of a very small casing that sits behind the ear. The casing houses all of the electronic components of the hearing aid except for the receiver (also called the speaker). This allows the casing to be extremely tiny, so it's barely visible. A narrow transparent tube carries very thin wires from the casing to the receiver, which rests in your ear canal.

RIE hearing aids offer exceptionally natural sound quality, and can be used with custom-made or standard ear molds, depending on your individual amplification needs. Almost all types of hearing loss can be assisted with RIE style hearing aids.

 

Our HPF80 NanoBlock protective coating

HPF80 NanoBlock

A special feature of all Beltone hearing aids is called HPF80 NanoBlock™ coating. An invisible protective shield, HPF80 NanoBlock safeguards the sensitive circuitry and delicate components on the inside and outside of your hearing aids. By repelling moisture and debris such as ear wax, HPF80 NanoBlock extends the life, and lowers the maintenance of your hearing aids.

Beltone hearing aid styles are all-digital, and easily programmed to meet your exact needs. We offer over 80 hearing aid options, so you're sure to find the style just right for you!

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