Hearing Instruments and Styles

Hearing instrument styles

Alta2OnWhite4 ret resized 600While all hearing instruments contain the same parts to carry sound from the environment into your ear, they come in a number of styles, which differ in size and the way they're placed in your ear. For example, there are some that are small enough to fit inside your ear canal, making them almost invisible. There are others still that fit partially in your ear canal.

Whichever you choose, there is one thing to keep in mind: Generally, the smaller a hearing instrument is, the less powerful it is, the shorter its battery life, and the more it'll cost. 

Manufacturers use advanced technology

Most of the better-known manufacturers make products that use the leading, most advanced hearing technology. They offer different levels of features which may increase the benefits of a particular hearing instrument over another.Some of the manufacturers that Master Plan uses include are:

  • Oticon 
  • Phonak

Different Styles

Hearing instruments come in a variety of styles, all with the goal to help improve your hearing ability. However, your lifestyle and the extent of your hearing ability will be important factors in determining the right style for you. At Master Plan, we will explain all the advantages and disadvantages of each style, and offer our recommendation on a suitable, appropriate style for you.

Completely In The Canal

hearing instrument completely in the canal


In The Canal

hearing instrument in the canal



hearing instrument in the ear


Micro Behind The Ear

hearing instrument micro behind the ear


Power Behind The Ear

hearing instrument power behind the ear