Our Hearing Aids

Today’s digital hearing aids bear little resemblance to the bulky and unsophisticated devices of the past. Miniaturisation has made new hearing aids virtually invisible, while advancements in audio technology have led to huge improvements in sound processing and frequency response, while also incorporating a host of new connectivity features that allow for easier integration with a wearer’s lifestyle.

Scroll down to learn more and see the latest state-of-the-art hearing aids available from Bay Audio.

What is a hearing aid?

Hearing aids are small, electronic devices that amplify the sounds a person with hearing loss struggles to hear in both quiet and noisy situations.

When carefully tuned and expertly adjusted to the exact hearing loss and hearing abilities of its wearer, the right hearing aid can make a life-changing difference to a person’s connection with their world.

How do hearing aids work?

By improving a person’s diminished ability to hear, hearing aids enable them to better understand, communicate and participate in their world. And while there are many varieties and styles to suit different types of hearing loss, all hearing aids work in more or less the same way:

  1. One (or more) microphones pick up a sound
  2. A computer chip analyses and processes that sound
  3. The processed sound is…

Types of hearing aids

There have been amazing advances in hearing aid in ear and hearing aid on ear technology in recent times. The latest, state-of-the-art examples stand out for their cutting-edge features, sophisticated styling and reduced size.

While all hearing aids are designed to mimic normal hearing, there are still a huge variety of options to choose from to cater for all kinds of hearing loss as well as a wearer’s personal preferences. The main kinds are listed below, each with their own unique benefits and suitabilities:

  • Behind The Ear (BTE)
  • Receiver In The Ear Canal (RITC)
  • In The Ear (ITE)
  • In The Canal (ITC)
  • Completely In the Canal (CIC)
  • Invisible Open Technology (IOT)
  • Open Ear Fitting (OEF)

Imagine a digital hearing aid that can isolate the voice of the person you’re listening to while suppressing the background noise that can overwhelm and confuse a conversation in a loud, open space.

The latest crop of digital hearing aids offer life-changing features like this – and more. Be sure to browse the different types of hearing aids we have below. Restoring the range and quality of your hearing can completely transform your life. For further information about our hearing aids and hearing services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today or book your free hearing assessment online.

Starkey Livio AI

The Starkey Livio AI hearing aid is a model unlike any other. It’s the world’s first hearing aid to feature The Starkey Livio AI hearing aid is a model unlike any other. It’s the world’s first hearing aid to feature artificial intelligence sensors that can track your body and brain health activities. The small electronic device is also able to send fall alerts if it registers a hard impact.

Benefits of the Starkey Livio AI hearing aid:

  • Hearing Reality™ technology for newly enhanced speech clarity
  • Best-in-class feedback cancellation system for no buzzing or whistling
  • Easy adjustments to your hearing aid on the go with the Thrive™ app
  • 24 hours of hearing from one charge


Starkey Muse iQ

The Starkey Muse iQ hearing aid allows you to seamlessly The Starkey Muse iQ hearing aid allows you to seamlessly and easily be part of any moment or situation. It’s unique Acuity™ Immersion Directionality is designed to mimic the benefits of natural hearing, as well as improving speech audibility in difficult listening situations such as parties or restaurants.

Benefits of the Starkey Muse iQ hearing aid:

  • Easy to use rechargeable power solution
  • Consistent wireless performance when using phone, TV or other media
  • Surface NanoShield™ to repel water, wax and moisture
  • Advanced Multiflex Tinnitus Technology for tinnitus relief


SoundLens Synergy iQ

The Starkey SoundLens Synergy iQ hearing aids are tThe Starkey SoundLens Synergy iQ hearing aids are the most popular (and advanced) hearing solution offered by Starkey. They’re the world’s smallest and most comfortable digital hearing aids, custom-fitted to sit invisibly within your inner ear canal.

Benefits of the SoundLens Synergy iQ hearing aid:

  • Starkey Sound™ provides immersive listening and pristine noise quality
  • Gradual adjustment settings for a seamless transition to hearing aids
  • Sound comfort technology for distortion-free listening
  • Advanced Multiflex Tinnitus technology


ReSound ONE

Hear like no other. As the first ground-breaking hearing aid to feature an in-ear microphone complementing two directional microphones, ReSound ONETM sets the new standard in assisted hearing by enabling you to experience a complete sound environment the way nature intended.

Add direct audio streaming and industry-leading rechargeable battery life, and ReSound ONE stands out for its superior ability to keep you connected to people, technology, and the world around you.

Benefits of the ReSound ONE hearing aid:

  • Ultra Focus function for superior speech clarity
  • All Access Directionality function for 3600 hearing
  • Industry-leading rechargeability
  • Streams audio from compatible Apple and Android devices
  • Controllable via the ReSound Smart 3DTM app


ReSound Key

Welcome to great hearing – even in noisy environments. The ReSound KeyTM range of in-ear, behind-the-ear and custom-made hearing aids stand out for their tested & proven binaural technologies that enable both ears to work together more effectively: key sounds are focused on in one ear, while the other ear monitors the broader soundscape. This combination helps wearers enjoy more natural and authentic listening and conversation experiences.

Benefits of the ReSound Key hearing aid include:

  • Premium audiological technologies
  • Suitable for all types of hearing loss
  • Streams audio from compatible Apple and Android devices
  • Up to 30 hours between charges
  • Controllable via the ReSound Smart 3DTM app


Frequently asked questions

What are the best hearing aids for seniors?

Everyone’s hearing is unique, and a hearing device that is appropriate for one person’s hearing loss may be inappropriate for another person. A Bay Audio clinician can help determine your requirement for a hearing aid and will help you select a device that best compensates for your specific hearing loss.
Through the federal government’s Hearing Services Program, older Australians who qualify may be able to receive fully or partially subsidised hearing aids or assistive listening devices. To see which of our current hearing aid range are fully subsidised (as well as partially subsidised), visit our product page here.

Does Medicare cover hearing aids for Australians?

Though hearing aids aren’t covered by Medicare, the Australian Government’s hearing services program provides financial assistance for those people most likely to struggle with hearing aid costs. Eligible people including children, Indigenous Australians, most pensioners, part-pensioners and defence force veterans who are entitled to a free hearing assessment, hearing rehabilitation and fully or partially subsidised hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

How long can a hearing aid last?

Hearing aid devices can last up to five years – sometimes longer. However, a variety of factors can impact how long your hearing aid lasts:

Performance may change over time as technical components become clogged with moisture, wax and other debris. Maintaining your hearing aid appropriately will greatly extend its lifespan.

Wear & Tear
The more often you wear your hearing aid devices, the more wear and tear they are potentially exposed to.

Electronic devices are fragile and some devices are built to last longer than others.
If you feel like your hearing aids are not working as well as they once did, it may be time to replace them. Miniaturisation has made new hearing aids virtually invisible and the latest technology has drastically improved hearing care while making available a host of impressive features that can seamlessly integrate with your lifestyle.

Where can hearing aids be donated?

There are a variety of Australian charities which accept donations of used hearing aids:

Recycled Sound
A project of the Rotary Club, Recycled Sound helps those with diminished hearing who are financially disadvantaged or ineligible for government assistance such as asylum seekers, refugees, victims of domestic violence and Indigenous Australians.

Hearing Matters Australia (HMA)
Established by Macquarie University, HMA reconditions donated hearing devices and issues them to low-income earners who would otherwise not have access to hearing aids.

The Lions Club
The Lions collect thousands of hearing aids annually, which are then refurbished and provided to people around the world who don’t have access to hearing devices.

Find out more here.

Your Hearing Technology Experts

Bay Audio are the hearing technology experts and can find the perfect type of hearing aids for you to aid amplification and ensure you can continue to enjoy life as normal, no matter what the cause of your hearing loss is. Make a booking enquiry today to confirm the type of hearing aids and extent of your hearing loss, and find the best hearing aid solution for your needs.