Hearing aid comparison chart

Comparison BTE mBTE ITE ITC CIC
On Ear Look
Comfort Very Flexible Very Flexible Flexible Flexible Less Flexible
Moisture Problems Rare Rare Average Average Average
Wax Problems Rare Rare Average Average Average
Repair Rates Low Low Average Average High
Lifespan 7-10 Years 5-7 Years 5-7 Years 5-7 Years 3-5 Years
Typical Battery Life 10-20 Days 7-14 Days 10-20 Days 7-14 Days 4-10 Days
Channel Options All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels
Program Options All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels
Directional Noise Reduction Usually Standard, all levels Usually Standard, all levels Usually Standard, all levels Usually Standard, all levels No
Ambient Noise Reduction All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels
Telecoil Option Usually Standard; All Levels Sometimes; All Levels Usually Standard; All Levels Sometimes; All Levels No
Feedback Reduction Technology All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels All Levels
Remote Options Often Often Often Often Sometimes
BlueTooth Capability Often Often Often Rarely No
Wind Noise Manager Often Often Often Often Often
Ear-2-Ear Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Rarely No
Frequency Compression Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes Sometimes

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