Our in-the-ear hearing aids are custom molded to fit the unique contours of your ear, while providing the power and comfort you need for all-day use.

For Patients with:

All Levels of Hearing Loss

I have been wearing hearing aids since the 1950s, but it wasn’t until I found Highline Hearing Professionals that I really learned about them. I found Highline about 20 years ago, and for the first time, things were explained to me. I found I had choices for hearing aids and did not have to just take the one that the doctor wanted to sell me. Everyone at Highline is very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring. They work hard to fit you with just the right one. And they have a follow-up and maintenance program that really helps. Give them a try, and I am sure you will like them as much as I do.
- B. Smith

In the ear hearing aid model


1. Easiest style to wear and remove

2. Best battery-life expectancy

3. Customizable external control options for quick adjustments

4. Allow for dual microphones

5. Good for individuals who wear glasses and/or oxygen cannula


1. Less discrete wearing

2. Susceptible to ear wax and moisture damage

3. Require more repairs than BTE instruments

4. Susceptible to feedback issues

Overview of In-the-Ear Hearing Aids

In-the-Ear, or full-shell, hearing aid technology sits comfortably just outside the ear canal, providing powerful, clear sound for all degrees of treatable hearing loss. ITE devices are easily removed and replaced for easy adjustments, because they are custom-molded to fit the unique contours of your ear.

Their larger size accommodates customizable adjustment switches, providing a dependable solution for a wide range of people. Full-shell hearing aids come in a wide range of color options, use the largest size of batteries for greater power and service life, and won’t interfere with your glasses or other headgear.

ITE hearing aid placement

Special Care/Maintenance

Daily cleaning is an essential part of preventing moisture and wax buildup. Keep in mind that most ITE devices have a full-length vent that goes all the way around the shell of the device, so follow the cleaning directions provided by your hearing care provider or device manufacturer for best results.

In addition to daily cleaning, you will need to replace wax filters and batteries frequently, though some models are rechargeable. Manufacturers also recommend following a six month maintenance schedule to optimize performance.

Frequently Asked Questions About ITE Hearing Aids

Do they have the latest in hearing aid technology?
ITE devices feature the most advanced digital technology, including feedback elimination, background noise reduction, speech preservation and more.
Do in the ear hearing aids fall out?
Though ITE hearing aids are more likely to fall out during vigorous activity than are devices that fit deeper in the ear canal, custom-molded ITE instruments will stay in your ears better than generic models and behind the ear devices.
Am I a candidate for In-the-Ear Hearing Aids?
Individuals with all levels of hearing loss can reap the benefits of ITE devices. Your hearing care professional will help guide you through the process of choosing the hearing aid style that best fits your hearing needs as well as your lifestyle.
Do I wear them 24/7?

ITE hearing aids are designed to be removed daily for better ear health.

Scheduling a Hearing Assessment

If you are concerned about your hearing or that of a loved one, your first step is a comprehensive hearing assessment conducted by an audiology professional for an accurate evaluation of your hearing loss and help selecting the right hearing device to address your hearing challenges.

By completing and submitting your form, you’ll alert our team to give you a call and help you schedule a hearing assessment with one of our audiologists.

Your Name(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Patient Stories

Our Experts Answer Your Questions

How Can Hearing Aids Help Me at Work?

How Can Hearing Aids Help Me at Work?

Did you know that approximately 15% of American adults ages 18 or older report some level of hearing loss? That’s almost 38 million people, about twice the population of New York! Hearing is an essential part of our daily lives: from driving to cooking to chatting...

read more
Are You Too Young to Have Hearing Loss?

Are You Too Young to Have Hearing Loss?

Perhaps you’ve noticed some struggles hearing recently. Someone says something to you and you have to ask for repetition, or you don’t hear them entirely. Perhaps the music you listen to is more muffled, or you have to turn up the volume on the TV at night. But you’re...

read more