Hearing aid types
Hearing aids are powerful devices with capabilities such as Bluetooth, noise reduction and feedback cancellation.
Enjoy an improved listening experience with our wide range of hearing aids.
How Do Hearing Aids Work
Hearing aids help to make sounds louder and clearer for the user by amplifying the surrounding sound waves. They are made up of 3 key components — the microphone, amplifier and speaker.
How it works:
Sound waves are converted into electrical signals through the microphone and sent to the amplifier.
Subsequently, the amplifier increases the strength of these signals before transporting them to the user’s ears using the speaker.
Finally, the speakers convert these electrical signals into larger sound waves to allow the user to hear better.
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids
Behind-the-ear hearing aids are tiny and elegant devices that are relatively discreet. The electrical components of these hearing aids are stored in a small, plastic casing worn behind your ears. Sound is then transmitted via a wire or tube that goes into the ear canal.
Traditional behind-the-ear (BTE)
Traditional BTE hearing aids are slightly larger than their RITE counterparts.
The speaker can be found in the casing of the device and sound is sent to the ear via a tube.
RITE hearing aids are also known as Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids.
They are smaller than traditional BTE ones and are popular among wearers due to their size, comfort and weight.
In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids
ITE hearing aids are a range of custom made devices that are discreet and individually moulded to fit the contours of the wearer’s ear. The main ITE hearing aid styles include ITC, CIC and IIC hearing aids.
ITC hearing aids come with control buttons that allow you to change the programme and volume.
As this type of hearing aids are a little larger as compared to their CIC counterparts, individuals who are looking for a more discreet option may prefer CIC or IIC hearing aids.
CIC hearing aids sit fully inside the ear canal. However, they may still be visible from certain angles.
To ensure that these hearing aids are as discreet as possible, you can match the colour of the faceplate to the colour of your ear.
Each IIC hearing aid is tailored to match the contours of your ear such that it sits far inside the ear canal.
These hearing aids are the most discreet option and cannot be seen by others.
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