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Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

Full Shell or In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids
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    By design, ITE custom hearing aids fit perfectly into the concha of the wearer’s ear. They are slightly larger than in-the-canal hearing aid styles and offer more features to the user. This type of hearing aid includes directional microphones and enduring rechargeable batteries.

    Please contact a hearing professional at Smoky Mountain Hearing Specialists in Morristown, TN, today for more information on how this type of hearing aid may help you.


    Convenient size, flexibility of use, and advanced function make ITE aids one of the most popular hearing aid options.

    An ITE hearing aid gives the user optimum control over device programming and sound volume. ITEs are easier to handle and have a longer battery life than ear canal devices. They are comfortable to wear, easy to insert and remove, and simple to clean and maintain.

    At the same time, the device’s in-the-ear placement makes it more discreet than behind-the-ear models and enables the wearer to use a phone without making any adjustments.

    Possible drawbacks of ITE hearing aids include occlusion and background noise. However, some of the more advanced ITE models can mitigate these effects.

    Who Can Benefit from ITE Hearing Aids

    Full-shell devices are a fitting choice for people with mild-to-severe hearing loss who need more advanced sound processing and higher amplification than smaller-sized devices can give.  

    However, people who experience very severe hearing loss may discover that ITE devices don’t have enough battery capacity to accommodate their needs.

    Are ITE Hearing Aids the Solution for You?

    Is an ITE device the optimal solution to your hearing needs? To learn more about various types of hearing aids, call the Smoky Mountain Hearing Specialists at (423) 307-8846 in Morristown, TN, for a free consultation with a hearing care professional. 

    Call us at (423) 307-8846 to schedule your hearing test appointment today.

    Book Your Free Hearing Consultation

    For more information or to schedule service, call us at (423) 307-8846 or fill out the form below.

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    A free hearing consultation is the best first step to take! During your consultation we will evaluate your hearing loss, recommend hearing aid options, and discuss payments options- all at no cost to you!