INSERTION AND REMOVAL
Whether you wear Behind-the-Ear (BTE), In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC) or Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) models, your hearing instruments are unique to you, and were made from impressions of your individual ears. They are designed to fit comfortably and to be easy to insert and remove. If for any reason they cause you discomfort, see your hearing professional. In many cases, minor fitting adjustments can be made in their office or clinic. Insert and remove your hearing aid according to the description for your particular model:
The Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
- Before placing the BTE earmold into your ear, first make sure the battery is inserted properly and the battery door is securely closed.
- To insert, hold the earmold on the outer side near the tubing with your thumb and forefinger. Gently insert the canal tip of the earmold into the ear canal. Then softly press the earmold into place with your fingertip.
- Carefully place the instrument behind your ear with the earhook and earmold tubing wrapped over the top.
- To remove, take the instrument out from behind your ear and gently pull the earmold outward. Pulling down on the ear lobe may help loosen the earmold as it is removed.
In-The-Ear Hearing Aids (ITE)
- Before placing the ITE in your ear, first make sure the battery is inserted properly and the battery door is securely closed. If the instruments have a volume control, make sure they are in the "off" position.
- To insert, hold the instrument between your thumb and forefinger with the volume control toward the top of your ear. The battery compartment should be facing away from your ear canal. Then gently insert the instrument into your ear.