Hearing Aids

We work with all the leading hearing aid brands so you always get the device specific to your needs.

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We can usually offer an appointment with one of our audiologists within one week

If you want to know more about the types of hearing aids available we have outlined the different types below.

Behind the Ear
Hearing Aids (BTE)

The most common hearing aid is the behind the ear (BTE) hearing aid. This is the type that comes to mind when most people think of a hearing aid. It has a plastic body that rides behind the ear. This part is connected via plastic tube to an earpiece or earmould that sits on or fits into your outer ear.

BTE hearing aids are widely compatible and can support a wide range of hearing loss levels. You can find them in neutral skin tones or in vibrant patterns as well.

Receiver in the Ear hearing Aids (RITE) 

RITE hearing aids have a slightly smaller body but otherwise look similar to BTE devices. The chief difference here is that the speaker rests in the ear, inside the earmould or dome. BTE devices place the speaker in the plastic body and transmit the sound through the tubing.

RITE devices are slimmer and perhaps more attractive, but they cannot produce as much magnification and aren’t appropriate for those with severe hearing loss.

In the Ear
Hearing Aids (ITE)

If you cannot or do not want to wear anything behind your ear, an in the ear hearing aid may be your ideal solution. This style sits in your ear just as modern “true wireless” earbuds do, so it’s visible from the side (but not from the back).

In the Canal Hearing Aids (ITC)

Shrink down an ITE device so that it barely extends past the ear canal, and you have an ITC device. They’re hardly visible but can be hard to keep perfectly in place. They also lack amplification power due to their small size.

Completely in Canal and Invisible in Canal Hearing Aids (CIC & IIC)

If you want the smallest, most discreet hearing aid available, look for CIC and IIC hearing aids. Be aware of the downsides, though: these, too, are not powerful enough for those with severe hearing loss. They are also more likely to require repair from sitting in a hot, moist environment (in the ear canal). Further, this style of aid is not suitable for individuals who produce a lot of wax or sweat.

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Never miss a word

Connectivity – never miss a word in that gripping drama or the punchline in your favourite comedy.  Our hearing aids can connect directly with a range of devices from TVs, mobile phones and smart devices.

Rechargeable technology – you won’t get caught on the hop needing to change a battery.  Enjoy over 24 hours hearing from a single charge….. Environmentally friendly too!

Digital processing – ground-breaking technology to improve speech understanding in the most difficult environments, like cafés and restaurants.

Remote microphones – for some clients even the best hearing aid technology can fall short.  Then we can utilise remote microphone technology to reduce the distance between the speaker and lower the background noise.