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Choosing the right hearing aid to enrich your life

While hearing aids all perform the same essential role, it’s crucial to identify the right device to meet your individual requirements. Your lifestyle, level of hearing loss, dexterity, eyesight and the shape of your ear all play a part in determining the right hearing device to suit your needs.

We recognise the importance of this process which is why the Hearing Hub offers our Love It or Leave It free trial. Come in for a free assessment and evaluation of your hearing needs. Enjoy a free trial of a hearing solution designed to meet your needs. Then, after a month, let us know if you love it or want to leave it. It’s that simple. No risk. No fuss.

Before investing time and money into hearing aids that may not be right for you, visit the Hearing Hub. Choose from our comprehensive range of the latest hearing aids from leading international manufacturers and relax knowing you can try before you buy.

Behind the Ear (BTE)

The most powerful hearing aid available, BTE devices sit behind or on top of the outer ear. Sounds are transmitted into the ear through a clear tube, leading to a custom-fit earmold or a dome. Because they are larger, BTE models have more space for electronic components than other hearing aids, allowing them to deliver advanced performance. Available in various sizes and colours, smaller BTE options are nearly invisible as they disappear behind the ear.

Who is this suitable for?

BTE devices are suitable for mild to profound hearing loss. They are comfortable to wear and easy to use, with accessible controls making them ideal for most users.

How does it work?

Contained in a small curved case that fits behind the ear, BTE hearing aids are connected via a clear, thin tube to a custom made ear mould that sits in the ear canal.

  • Powerful results
  • Easy to use
  • Accessible controls
  • Suitable for all levels of hearing loss

Products

Unitron Moxi Jump

The Moxi Jump R helps you keep up with any hearing environment, whether it’s a busy cafe, a movie at home or streamed speech and music.

Unitron Moxi Fit

The Moxi Fit helps you keep up with any hearing environment, whether it’s a busy cafe, a movie at home or streamed speech and music.

OTICON OPN

Oticon Opn devices are small, discreet and powerful, perfect for all levels of hearing loss.

PHONAK MARVEL

Phonak Audéo Marvel focuses on what you expect from a first-class hearing aid – a clear, rich sound experience.

Receiver in Canal (RIC)

The most popular choice in hearing aids, RIC devices are worn behind the ear with the receiver sitting directly in the ear canal, near the ear drum. As sound only has to travel a very short distance compared to BTE models, RIC devices use less battery power to produce a superior listening experience. Smaller than BTEs, RICs are barely visible when worn, easy to use and deliver exceptional results.

Who is this suitable for?

RIC devices are suitable for most clients with a mild to profound hearing loss. They are comfortable to wear although their smaller size may not be suitable for clients with poor dexterity.

How does it work?

RICs use a thin plastic tube that extends from the body of the hearing aid (housed behind the ear) over the outer ear and into the ear canal to deliver sound.

  • Easy to operate
  • Superior listening experience
  • Longer battery life
  • Barely visible

In the Ear (ITE)

ITE aids are worn in the outer ear and are usually custom-fit, based on an impression taken at a hearing aid fitting. Typically available in different skin tones to blend with the outer ear, ITE devices sit closer to the outer ear, making them easier to operate and adjust. For added convenience, volume control and program selection can be controlled via remote control. ITEs are more discreet that BTEs and RICs, easy to use and an ideal option for most clients.

Who is this suitable for?

ITE devices are suitable for a mild to profound hearing loss and their ease of use makes them ideal for wearers with limited dexterity.

How does it work?

Inserted into the outer ear canal, ITE devices amplify sound directly in the ear. Large enough to feature manual controls, their size makes them easier to handle than smaller devices.

  • Easy to operate
  • Discreet
  • Manual controls
  • Remote control capability

In the Canal (ITC)

More discreet than ITEs, ITC or half shell hearing aids are custom-made to fit in the ear canal with a smaller portion of the hearing aid showing in the outer ear. Because they’re slightly larger than the other in the canal styles (CIC and IIC), they tend to have a longer battery life and suit a wider range of hearing loss. Their size also allows them to host additional features such as directional microphones and manual controls, giving the wearer more control.

Who is this suitable for?

ITC devices are suitable for a mild to profound hearing loss. Their slightly larger size means they are easy to use, making them a good choice for people with less dexterity.

How does it work?

ITC hearing aids sit in the lower portion of the outer ear bowl, making them comfortable and easy to use.

  • More discreet
  • Easy to use
  • Manual controls
  • Longer battery life

Completely in the canal (CIC)

CIC hearing aids sit inside the ear canal, making them a very discreet choice. Custom-made to fit completely in the ear canal, only the faceplate and extraction cord used to insert and remove the device are visible outside the canal. The location of the CIC’s microphone in the ear canal aids in preserving more natural sound, helping to localise the direction of noise around you. Despite their small size, CIC hearing aids are powerful and suit a range of hearing levels.

Who is this suitable for?

CIC devices are suitable for a mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Due to their small size they are not suitable for clients with poor eyesight or dexterity.

How does it work?

CIC devices are placed very deeply in the ear, making the most of the natural acoustics of the ear itself. Because of their small size, they don’t usually come with manual controls.

  • Virtually invisible
  • Great natural sound
  • Custom molded
  • Suitable for various hearing levels

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

The smallest and most discreet hearing aid on the market, IIC devices are positioned very close the ear drum. The custom-fitted device is inserted further into the ear canal than other styles, making it invisible to the casual observer. Due to their small size and tight fit in the inner ear, IICs require more maintenance and can be more susceptible to damage due to wax buildup. Like CICs, an extraction cord is used to insert and remove the device.

Who is this suitable for?

IIC devices are suitable for a mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Due to their small size they are not suitable for clients with poor eyesight or dexterity.

How does it work?

Placed very deeply in the bony portion of your ear canal, within a few millimetres of the eardrum, IIC devices take advantage of the natural acoustics of your ear.

  • Invisible
  • Tiny size
  • More natural sound
  • Custom molded

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