Hearing Aids

Custom in-the-ear models
(Suitable for a mild to severe hearing loss)

There are 5 types of in the ear hearing aids, full shell (ITE), half shell, canal (ITC), completely in the canal (CIC) and invisible in the canal (IIC). All the in the ear hearing aids are custom made to fit a person’ s individual ear canal. They are easy to insert into the ear and can be beneficial if you wear glasses and hats etc as they stay out if the way. ITE hearing aids sit snugly in the visible part of your ear with no wires or tubes to contend with. ITEs are usually easier to manage than smaller ITC instruments as they are bigger, and are suitable for moderate to severe hearing loss. They also often have a longer battery life as they use a bigger battery. They can have program buttons and a volume control on the hearing aid for easy adjustments for you.

ITC and CIC hearing aids are built to sit more inside the ear canal, meaning they are less visible than the ITE. They are suitable for a mild to severe hearing loss. The ITC model can have a volume control and program button on the hearing aid, the CIC due to size can only fit the program button. The IIC is the ultimate in discretion if you do not want anyone to know you wear a hearing aid. This style of hearing instrument sits deep in the ear canal making them almost invisible.

As an independent hearing aid clinic in Sydney we offer various brands and an unbiased consultation. We will review your needs for the different areas you have difficulty hearing in and offer you the best hearing solution for you.

Receiver in the canal (RITE, RIC)
(Suitable for all hearing losses from mild to profound)

RITEs also known as RICs are a smaller behind the ear hearing aid with the main part of the hearing aid behind the ear and a thin inconspicuous ultra thin tube with a wire inside delivering sound to the receiver in your ear with the help of a small dome or mould depending on the degree of hearing loss. This style is very discrete due to the thin tube design, and small size of the hearing aid behind the ear. For someone with a mild hearing loss, this style of hearing aid can be very beneficial as the amount of natural sound entering your ear can be controlled to keep the sound comfortable. This means you can enjoy even clearer and more natural sound quality.

They come in a variety of colours, from subtle skin and hair colour tones to bold and trendy colours, making them very cosmetically appealing.

As an independent hearing aid clinic in Sydney we offer various brands and an unbiased consultation. We will review your needs for the different areas you have difficulty hearing in and offer you the best hearing solution for you.

Micro Open Fit Behind-the-ear (BTE)
(Suitable for mild to severe hearing losses)

This hearing aid is slightly bigger than the RITE hearing aid as the receiver is now in the hearing aid. This hearing aid is still cosmetically appealing and virtually invisible though as it uses a thin tube to a small dome or mould in the ear depending on the degree of hearing loss. This type of hearing aid is best suited for people who have normal hearing in the low frequencies but have a hearing loss in the higher requencies, often seen with noise induced hearing losses but also a lot of age related hearing losses as well. The open fit allows the hearing aid to let you hear those sounds that you normally hear naturally and amplify only the sounds
that you need. This allows for a more natural sound and also eliminates the
“blocked feeling” that can happen with in the ear and standard behind the ear hearing aids with moulds.

They come in a variety of colours, from subtle skin and hair colour tones to bold and trendy colours, making them very cosmetically appealing.

As an independent hearing aid clinic in Sydney we offer various brands and an unbiased consultation. We will review your needs for the different areas you have difficulty hearing in and offer you the best hearing solution for you.

Standard Behind-the-ear (BTE)
(Suitable for mild to profound hearing losses)

This hearing aid can be as small as the open fit BTE but for more severe hearing losses is usually bigger. The main section of the hearing aid once
again sits behind the ear, with a mould attached to the hearing aids ear hook via a thicker tube. Due to the size of the hearing aid and mould it usually suits people with dexterity problems or people with a loss of feeling in the fingertips. The increased size also allows for more power and longer battery life.

As an independent hearing aid clinic in Sydney we offer various brands
and an unbiased consultation. We will review your needs for the different areas you have difficulty hearing in and offer you the best hearing solution for you.