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Inserting an in-the-ear hearing aid



  1. Place the tip of the hearing aid in your ear canal.
  2. Gently pull your ear and push the hearing aid into the ear canal, twisting slightly if necessary, following the natural contour of the ear canal.

Note: do not use the battery door as a handle to insert or remove your instruments. It is not designed for this purpose.

Inserting ITE, ITC and CIC styles

Watch how to insert ITE, ITC and CIC hearing aids in the ear and how to turn them on by closing the battery door:

Inserting the IIC style

Since IIC hearing aids are much smaller and placed deeper in the ear canal, they require a slightly different technique to insert. Watch how:

To watch more instructional videos, select your hearing aid style:

To determine which style your hearing aids are, use this guide.

Left/right ear marking

Hearing aids are fitted to the uniqueness of each ear, which means your left hearing aid is programmed differently from your right. In order to easily identify whether it is the left ear or right ear instrument, colour markings may be applied on the shell of in-the-ear styles:

  • Left: blue shell, text or dot.
  • Right: red shell, text or dot.

It takes time to adjust to a new hearing aid, but it does not have to be hard. See our advice on how to get the full out of your hearing aids.