Our Independent Lab Emmy is a rescue dog who sadly had been tied to a tree without food or water. She weighed only 45 pounds, had heart worms, then when found was brought to the Humane Society. She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback Lab and loves belly rubs. Emmy now weighs 100 pounds,she is heart worm free, and loved very much.
CIC: The completely-in-the-canal hearing instrument fits entirely in the inner ear canal.
Canal Hearing Instrument: The canal hearing instrument is tailored to your inner ear canal, therefore they do not fit as far as the CIC, which is completely in the canal.
Half-Shell Hearing Instrument: The half-shell hearing instrument is a bit larger than the canal hearing instrument, but will accommodate two microphones for better hearing in noisy environments.
In the Ear Hearing Instrument: This type of hearing instruments fills most of the outer ear bowl-shaped area. It is easy to insert and has larger and longer-lasting battery life. This instrument also has two microphones for better clarity in noise.
Behind the Ear Hearing Instrument: This hearing instrument fits over the top of the ear. It works for a variety of hearing losses and has the strongest amplification of any style.
RIC Hearing Instruments: This type of hearing instrument fits discreetly on top of the ear with the receiver going into the ear canal. These models are designed to work with a remote control, TV streamer, or cell phone (Apple 5 of higher models).