Full Shell

What is Full Shell?

A full shell hearing aid is a type of in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid that fills up the entire bowl area of the outer ear. It is the largest type of ITE hearing aid, and it is typically used to treat moderate to severe hearing loss. Full shell hearing aids are held in place by a custom earmold.

What is a Hearing Aid Shell?

A hearing aid shell is the outer casing of a hearing aid. It is made of plastic or acrylic, and it is custom-fit to the individual’s ear. The shell houses the hearing aid’s electronic components, including the microphone, amplifier, and speaker.

What are the Three Types of Hearing Aids?

There are three main types of hearing aids:

  • In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids: These hearing aids fit in the outer ear, and they are the most common type of hearing aid.
  • In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids: These hearing aids fit in the ear canal, and they are smaller than ITE hearing aids.
  • Completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids: These hearing aids fit completely in the ear canal, and they are the smallest type of hearing aid.

What is the Most Comfortable Hearing Aid?

The most comfortable hearing aid is the one that fits your individual needs and preferences. Some factors to consider when choosing a comfortable hearing aid include the size of the hearing aid, the type of earmold, and the level of hearing loss.

Which hearing aid is best for seniors?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best hearing aid for seniors will vary depending on individual needs and preferences. However, some factors to consider when choosing a hearing aid for seniors include:

  • Hearing loss severity
  • Lifestyle
  • Hearing aid features
  • Budget


If you are considering a full shell hearing aid, it is important to talk to an audiologist to see if they are the right fit for you.