Hearing Aids 101

Advanced Hearing Aids
Hearing Specialist

The Hearing Aid Centre: Hearing Aids

Thanks to modern technology, and the ever-growing need for quality hearing aids, there are currently hundreds of incredible hearing aids on the market. A good hearing aid will take comfort, subtlety, and sound quality into account and ensure that the wearer’s needs are met. Some of the modern breakthroughs that we’ve experienced are wireless hearing aids that are able to connect to your cell phone and TV, which allow you to use your hearing aids as headsets effectively. There are also apps that you can get on your smartphone that allow you to control the settings on your hearing aid, listen to noise relief apps etc.

Modern hearing aids are truly transformative and have the ability to change the lives of those suffering from hearing loss.

What Are The Different Types of Hearing Aids Out There?

There are six main types/ styles of hearing aids, including:

  • CIC- receiver completely in the canal
  • RITE- receiver in the ear
  • RIC- receiver in the canal
  • ITC- receiver in the canal
  • ITE- receiver in the ear
  • BTE- behind the ear (traditional or mini)

With so many hearing aid options available? How do you know which option is right for you? Here at The Hearing Aid Centre, we can assist you in choosing the ideal hearing aid for you based on your level of hearing loss, your budget, and your lifestyle. Not only do we help you choose. We also fit, program, and adjust your hearing aids for you, to give you a fully optimised experience.

Interested in having your hearing tested? Book an appointment with The Hearing Aid Centre today, and we can test your hearing and find the ideal solution for you!

How Do Hearing Aids Work?

Hearing aids are actually fairly simple devices. They make use of very small microphones which pick up on sounds that the wearer would not be able to hear otherwise. Hearing aids have a computer chip embedded in them, and this chip analyses and converts the sounds in a way that is best suited for the wearer’s particular degree of hearing loss. The way in which the hearing aid is structured will differ from type to type, and the type that you need will all depend on your degree of hearing loss, how comfortable you are with certain technologies, and which environments you find yourself in most often.

How The Hearing Aid Centre Can Help with Your Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Evaluation

With so many hearing aids available, the choice can be tough. Our professional staff will evaluate your hearing loss, lifestyle, budget etc. and help you narrow down your choices to the ones that suit you best.

Hearing Aid Fitting

At The Hearing Aid Centre, we offer hearing aid fitting services where we program your device to fall in line with your hearing needs. We will also show you how to insert and remove your hearing aids, how to clean your hearing aid, and how to clean the various components. In our fitting service, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your hearing aids.

Should I Wear One or Two?

Most experts recommend wearing hearing aids in both of your ears, even if your hearing loss is slightly imbalanced. Wearing two hearing aids helps you to improve your ability to hear in loud environments and give you a better idea of where sounds are coming from. You’ll also be able to have better conversations as you’ll have a better understanding of speech, even from a distance.

How Do I Know Which Brand to Choose?

There are literally hundreds of hearing aid brands out there. But at The Hearing Aid Centre, we have handpicked what we deem to be the very best so that we can always offer our clients the absolute highest quality.

Not sure about what hearing aids to purchase? Don’t worry. Our team of experts will help guide you into making the ideal choice.

Wearing Hearing Aids

What is it like to wear hearing aids? Hearing aids can be absolutely life-changing when you choose the right ones, and they are properly fitted and adjusted to your degree and type of hearing loss. The purpose of wearing a hearing aid is to amplify the sounds around you and improve your quality of life!

Many hearing aid wearers worry about other people noticing their hearing aids, but most modern hearing aids are incredibly discreet.

In most circumstances, hearing loss happens slowly and over many years. When you first start wearing hearing aids, it may take some time to get used to all of the sounds that you have been missing out on over the years.

Make an Appointment

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