Different types of hearing aids

Hearing Aid Styles

There are 4 main styles of hearing aids offered at London Hearing Specialist. These can be seen below. Each style is available in different sizes and colours. Smaller hearing aids are often less visible but have reduced features and a shorter battery life due to accommodating a smaller battery pill.

Our Audiologist will be able to explain this in much greater detail during your appointment and recommend the hearing aid which is right for you.

Receiver in Canal

Receiver in Canal hearing aids sit behind the ear with a small plastic wire transmitting the sound into the ear canal through a small ear mold that sits in the ear.

Often these hearing aids can be the most comfortable and offer the best natural sound quality, however they are not powerful enough for patients with severe hearing loss.

In the Ear

In the ear hearing aids sit completely in the ear canal. This means they are the most discreet style of hearing aid.

Their close proximity to the eardrum allows them to assist patients with severe hearing losses.

Titanium In the Ear

Titanium in the ear hearing aids are stronger and lighter than regular acrylic hearing aids. This allows for a more durable hearing aid and results in an even smaller device.

As with in the ear hearing aids, their close proximity to the eardrum allows them to assist wearers with profound hearing losses.


Cros hearing aids benefit patients who have a ‘bad’ ear on one side only.

Cros hearing aids work by allowing sounds from the non-hearing side to be picked up and transferred to the other ear via a tiny Cros transmitter. This enables the patient to hear sounds from both sides in their good ear.

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