Hearing Aid Styles in North York

Are you looking for suitable hearing aids? Do you want to improve your hearing? If so, you have come to the right place. Here we have some information on hearing aid styles to help you hear better.

Types of Hearing Aids

There are many types of hearing aids available from the most common behind the ear hearing aid to a completely discreet option like the invisible in canal hearing aids. Each hearing aid style can suit different people based on their hearing loss and what type of lifestyle they live.

Hearing Aid Technology

There are different levels of technology available in hearing aids with the highest level of technology including things like machine learning, the clearest sound quality, and the ability to filter out background noise.

Our team will recommend a solution for you based upon your individual hearing loss and lifestyle.

Behind-The-Ear (BTE)

Behind-The-Ear hearing aids are the most common and powerful hearing aid. The hearing technology is encased in a device that sits behind the ear. A clear plastic tube directs the amplified sound from the device to a dome or receiver that is placed in the ear canal. This type of hearing aid works best for people with moderate to severe hearing loss.

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)

Receiver-In-Canal hearing aids are similar to BTE hearing aids, but the receiver for the device fits inside the ear canal and is connected by a thin clear tube to the main part of the device which sits behind the ear. This type of hearing aid works best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

In-the-Ear (ITE)

In-the-Ear hearing aids fit all of the components of the hearing aid in a device that sits in the outer ear. This type of hearing aid works best for people with mild to severe hearing loss.

In-The-Canal (ITC)

In-The-Canal hearing aids are designed to fit just inside the ear canal with a bit of the device able to be seen from the outer ear. This type of hearing aid works best for people with mild to mildly severe hearing loss.

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Completely-In-Canal (CIC)

Completely-In-Canal hearing aids are designed to fit in the ear canal. The only part of the hearing aid that is seen outside the canal is the small clear handle part of the device, which is used to insert and remove the device. This type of hearing aid works best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Invisible-In-Canal (IIC)

Invisible-In-Canal hearing aids are the smallest type of hearing aid and they fit further in the canal than other styles. They are meant to be invisible, but results can vary depending on the anatomy of your ear. This type of hearing aid works best for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.

CROS & Bi-CROS Systems

CROS hearing aids do not have their own size or shape so much as they have a specific function that is different from other hearing aids. They are meant for people who have hearing loss in one ear so severe that hearing aids will not help, but have normal hearing in the other ear.

Not being able to hear sounds from one side of your body can still affect your overall hearing. CROS hearing aids come in a pair, with the main device on the ear that has profound hearing loss feeding sound it picks up into a device in your good ear.

BiCROS hearing aids are similar, but meant for people whose other ear does have some hearing loss. In this case, one CROS hearing aid feeds another hearing aid on your other side, which itself is used to receive and amplify sound for that ear.

Both CROS and BiCROS hearing aids are available in both In-The-Ear (ITE) and Behind-The-Ear (BTE) styles.

Technology in Hearing Aids

As the world grows with technological advances the technology that is in hearing aids has advanced greatly. Most hearing aids now have the options of Bluetooth connectivity, rechargeable technology and can connect to your smartphone.

Bluetooth Technology

Now most hearing aids have Bluetooth technology meaning they can connect to your smartphone, televisions and other Bluetooth devices. Most manufacturers also have apps available for smartphone devices, which let you pair the two devices and use your phone as a remote control for your hearing aids.

Rechargeable Technology

Some hearing aids have a rechargeable battery similar to your phone, so you can plug them in at night and they will be fully charged for you in the morning. This can make maintenance easier for you by eliminating the need to change your batteries.

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