ITE devices give you maximum control and comfort. They are custom made to fit fully inside the ear, so have nothing to sit on the top of your ear. These are the most powerful of the custom made devices, so are the best option for people with severe hearing losses who do not wish to be fitted with BTE or RITE styles.
ITEs can have volume controls and/or programmable push-buttons. These allow you to adjust the sound level louder and softer and to change the way the devices work by selecting different listening programs for different situations. Devices can be set up in many different ways, but an example would be:
Program 1 = Fully Automatic (the devices will adjust themselves to adapt to your listening environment)
Program 2 = Noisy Environment (the devices will give extra noise reduction and focus on speech from in front of you)
Program 3 = Music (the devices will be less automatic, to allow loud and soft elements of music to be enjoyed)
ITEs tend to be quite visible in the ear, so are not the best choice for anyone who wishes the devices to be hidden away. Also, they are not suitable for everyone as people with a sloping, high pitched hearing loss may find they feel their ears are blocked when using this style. If the size of the ear canal allows it, an air vent can be made in the shell of the device to minimize this feeling.
Hear Again offers a 45 day 100% Money-back Satisfaction Guarantee which allows you to try for yourself to find out if this style of device is suitable for you. If not, there are many other styles of devices which will be options for you at no extra cost.