Types of Hearing Aids

Explore the various types of hearing aids from Oticon, including behind-the-ear and in-the-ear options. Learn more about our selection at Hearing Partners and find the perfect fit for your needs!

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids

BTE hearing aids are small, discreet devices with a casing that sits snugly behind the ear. A tube, which is attached to the casing, delivers sound to the ear canal. Available in various colours, the casing can be made to match your skin tone and hair for a more seamless look.

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Traditional behind-the-ear (BTE)

Traditional BTE hearing aids are designed to cater to individuals with severe to profound hearing loss. These devices are slightly larger compared to RITE/RIC hearing aids.

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Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE/RIC)

Suitable for individuals with mild to profound hearing loss, RITE/RIC hearing aids are often preferred due to their small size, comfortable fit and lightweight design.

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids

ITE hearing aids are tiny custom-made devices worn inside the ear canal. Each device is moulded according to each user’s ear canal for a comfortable fit. These hearing aids are available in a range of colours to suit individual preferences, and to ensure they are as discreet as possible.

Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aid

Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)

IIC hearing aids cater to those with mild to severe hearing loss. They are designed to sit deep inside the ear canal and can be removed using a thin plastic ‘pin’ connected to the device.

This type of hearing aid is highly discreet and is the smallest among the ITE hearing aids.

Completely in the canal hearing aid

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)

Individuals with mild to severe hearing loss can benefit from CIC hearing aids. These devices fit completely inside the ear canal, though they are slightly larger and more visible than IIC hearing aids.

Depending on the angle, the face plate and battery drawer may be visible to others.

In the canal hearing aid

In-the-canal (ITC)

ITC hearing aids are suitable for those experiencing mild to severe hearing loss.

These devices, which are larger than IIC and CIC hearing aids, tend to be more noticeable in the lower section of the ear.

Half-shell Full-shell in the ear hearing aid


Half-shell and full-shell hearing aids are suitable for individuals with mild to severe and even profound hearing loss.

These hearing aids are the largest among the ITE devices and are designed to be worn in the ear/concha rather than in the ear canal.

Why Choose Hearing Partners?

Quality hearing aids and accessories

Our hearing aids are from Oticon, one of the top brands in the global hearing healthcare industry. With a rich history spanning over 118 years, Oticon is a brand that thrives on innovation and prioritises customer needs.

Tailored hearing care solutions

Our hearing care professionals conduct thorough assessments to understand your hearing needs before recommending the most suitable solutions for your condition.

Convenient hearing clinics

Our network of 15 hearing clinics spans across 7 cities in Malaysia, ensuring convenient access for all. Whether you prefer travelling by public transportation or car, our clinics are easily accessible.

Customer Reviews

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“I Wish to say Tq to Mr Mohammad Syafiq fr Hearing Partners greentown Ipoh for his excellent services. He is very friendly and patient attending to my parents. We have bought the hearing aids from him and my parents are happy with the hearing aids. They can listen better and clearly. Keep it up with your good services. TQ again.”

Kar Siew Lee

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“HBC team are polite, helpful and go out of their way to make their Clients feel comfortable. I am extremely happy with the way they attend to my mum… from the initial purchase right to the annual servicing of her hearing aid. Anyone looking for hearing aids, for themselves or their parents, should definitely come here.”

Dr. Shireen Hashim

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“Ms Chong is very patience audiologist who always tried her best to help me and provide the best service whenever she can. Furthermore, she always follow up with me as per scheduled to make sure my hearing aids are always in good condition.”

Khong Yi Low

FAQs About Hearing Aid Types

Which is the most commonly used type of hearing aid?

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids are often the popular choice because of their discreetness. However, the suitability of these devices depends on your individual needs. Our hearing care professionals will recommend the most suitable type of hearing aid based on your condition and lifestyle preferences.

Which type of hearing aid should I get?

Hearing aids come in various types, each with its own set of benefits and trade-offs. Choosing the most suitable hearing aid involves considering factors such as the extent of your hearing loss, the anatomy of your ear, your manual dexterity and your lifestyle requirements.

Our hearing care professionals will recommend the best hearing aid that aligns with your hearing needs and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment with us today!

What is the cost of hearing aids in Malaysia?

Our hearing aid prices range from RM2,700 to RM19,000 per piece.

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