Millions of Americans suffer from some form of hearing loss. It can impact a person’s daily life in that they are unable to carry out conversations with loved ones or hear all of the miraculous noises of nature.

Hearing aid technology has come a long way, and the right device can drastically improve your life. From digital hearing aids to behind the ear hearing aids, you can find a product that works for your needs.

Whether you live an active lifestyle or have certain health concerns about your ears, talk to a professional in Memorial Hearing about getting the perfect hearing aid for you.

Full-Shell In-the-Ear

The largest custom option you can get for your hearing aid is the full-shell in-the-ear device. It allows patients to have more control and power over their hearing options.

These larger devices tend to come with more options, including a program change button and volume control. It is easy for the majority of patients to handle.

When there are concerns about dexterity, this option makes it easy for anyone to control their hearing.

Half-Shell In-the-Ear

When you opt for the half-shell, you get a slighter larger device than the alternative. One benefit of this variation is that it comes with a second microphone.

This makes it easier to listen to conversations that may be harder than normal to listen to. For people who like to talk to others in crowded areas, this may be an option for you.

Receiver in the Ear / Receiver in the Canal

Both RITE and RIC models have grown incredibly popular over the past several years. They allow the ear to have fewer plugs in it than standard hearing devices.

This creates a more natural sound quality. It is perfect for people who want to feel like they are not wearing any hearing aid at all. The receiver and speaker in the instrument are attached to wires and then placed directly into the ear canal.

The main body of the device is located secretly behind the ear. When you choose a color that closely resembles your hair, hardly anyone will notice it at all.

Mini BTE With Slim Tube

With this model, the entire hearing aid goes behind the ear. A thin plastic tube attached to the device is directed toward the ear, and this amplifies sound going into the ear canal.

Before the RITE and RIC models were introduced, this was the most popular variation of hearing aid. People who suffer from constant outer ear infections may still want to purchase this variation. It does not plug up the ears as much, so it is well-suited to keep your ears healthy.


For patients who want the most discreet option available, the invisible-in-canal option is best. For people suffering from mild to moderate hearing loss, it provides excellent sound without standing out too much.


This hearing aid is a little bit larger than other variations. This allows for it to have a larger battery inside. Larger batteries come with longer lifespans, so it is good for people who want to make sure their hearing aid does not run out of juice.

If you will be out and about for a while, then you want to make sure your hearing aid has everything it needs to function properly.

To determine which one works best for you, you should undergo an exam and consultation where you also consider your lifestyle choices. Are you active and going out into nature a lot, or are you mostly staying at home?

This can influence which one will work best for you. You can schedule an exam and receive your hearing aid through Memorial Hearing.

We are the most reliable company around Houston, Texas, for this service. Contact us for additional information.


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