Types of Hearing Aids

Hearing aid technology is always evolving and hearing aids are much smaller than they used to be.

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Small but powerful hearing aids

Hearing aids have undergone a transformation in recent years and with the introduction of digital technology large, old-style hearing aids have been replaced by models that are simpler, smaller and smarter. 

Generally hearing aids have a built-in microphone that picks up sound. This sound is processed electronically and the resulting 'sounds' are passed to a receiver where the 'signals' are converted back into clearer sounds that you can hear.

With smart technology, hearing aids also have the ability to be paired with digital devices so you can stream sound directly to your hearing aids from a mobile phone, ipad or TV when using DEX accessories - making you in control of what you want to hear.

Whatever hearing aids you wear you can hear clearly again

Behind The Ear (BTE)

Generally suited to those with severe hearing loss, this is also a solution for people with small ear canals where a custom ITE device cannot be made.

The electronic components are located in the housing placed behind your ear, while a slim plastic tube directs the amplified sound into your ear canal. Available in a wide range of colours.

Receiver In Canal (RIC)

The RIC and RITE are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. The main components sit behind the ear but the receiver (or loudspeaker) is connected by a thin wire and placed in the ear canal or concha (bowl) of the ear.

An extremely discreet, yet powerful, hearing solution that is available in a wide range of colours.

In The Ear (ITE)

An in the ear model is suitable if you have a mild to severe hearing loss. All the electronic components are housed completely within a custom made shell, which can be made in a range of skin tones

The size and visibility of the ITE depends on your degree of hearing loss and the shape of your ear canals.

Completely In Canal (CIC)

This is the smallest type of hearing aid available and is suited for a mild to moderate hearing loss.

The automatic electrical components are housed completely within a custom made shell that sits deep in your ear canal making a CIC hearing aid almost invisible.