Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum
Hugh Hetherington Hearing Aid Museum

The Hearing Aid Museum

Hearing Aids of all types—Ear Trumpets, Carbon Hearing Aids, Vacuum Tube Hearing Aids, Transistor Hearing Aids, Body Hearing Aids, Eyeglass Hearing Aids and much more!

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In-The-Ear (ITE) Style Transistor Hearing Aids—
General Information

In-The-Ear (ITE) Style Transistor  Hearing Aids—General Information

Early In-The-Ear (ITE), sometimes referred to as At the Ear, hearing aids quickly followed the BTE hearing aid onto the market. The earliest ITE hearing aids were relatively large and protruded from the ear in such a way that they were quite visible. Many consisted of a modular device attached to a either a generic or a custom made ear mold.


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Example of an In-The-Ear (ITE) Transistor Hearing Aid

Click on the "Transistor (Ear)"
button (on the left), and then "In-the-Ear" and/or "In-the-Canal" to see the details
of this and other In-the-Ear/In-the-Canal
transistor hearing aids




There were four basic sizes of In-The-Ear hearing aids. Pictured at the right are the "big" full-shell hearing aid (left), mid-sized half-shell hearing aid, in-the canal hearing aid, and the tiny almost invisible completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid (right). ITE aids are suitable for mild, moderate and severe hearing losses today.





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Examples of a the Four Sizes of In-the-Ear Hearing Aids


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