Electrical components of this instrument (microphone, amplifier, receiver) fit into a shell custom made to fit inside the ear. An ITE device may be more visible in the ear, though there are several types of ITE hearing aids, such as a Compeltely in the Canal (CIC), and In the Canal (ITC).
- More space for venting to reduce the occasional sensation of occlusion so your own voice will sound better
- Somewhat larger and can be easier to handle.
- Powered by larger batteries that last longer
- Able to accommodate accessories and special programming