Hearing aids are designed to be small and discreet. How they look on your ear your ear will depend on the style of hearing aid and the size of your ear canal.
In this article, we'll discuss:
In-the-canal hearing aids
ITC (in-the-canal) hearing aids have a small, inconspicuous design that fits into most ear canals, sitting at the opening of the ear. There is nothing behind the ear to interfere with eyeglasses, masks, or oxygen .
If you have a larger ear canal, the NEO will look like a small plug in your ear. It will not be visible from the front and will only be visible from the side if someone is looking in your ear.
If you have a smaller ear canal, the NEO will be more visible. It will still not be visible from the front, but may be more noticeable from the side. It is important to insert the NEO correctly to ensure it is as invisible as possible in your ears.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aids sit discreetly behind your ear with a small, thin tube that connects to the tip inside your ear canal. It is designed to allow room for eyeglasses, masks, and oxygen.
If you have a larger ears, BTE hearing aids will not be visible from the front or side, and will only be visible from the back if someone is looking behind your ear.
If you have a smaller ears, BTE hearing aids still not be visible from the front, but may be more noticeable from the side or back.
Try it for yourself
We have a 45-day trial period, so we encourage you to see how either style works for you. If you find you do not like the fit, you are welcome to switch to one of our other hearing aid styles.