Innovations in hearing aid technology have advanced greatly in recent times; the latest models are state of the art in terms of features, style and size. Types of hearing devices range from subtle behind the ear versions to those which are almost entirely invisible, to ones which connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Hearing aids are designed to mimic natural hearing, working to restore your hearing to as close to its original state as possible. There can be a range of hearing aids which suit your hearing loss and your lifestyle, an appointment with our friendly team for a hearing test and chat will allow you to compare hearing aids and determine what works best for you, depending on your circumstances.
Our hearing technology providers continually seek ways to improve their products for our customers. Your Bay Audio clinician will assist you in selecting the best device for your needs. For more information about our hearing technology and advanced hearing aids, please get in touch with a member of our friendly team now.
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Behind The Ear
Behind the ear (or BTE) aids are known for their curved design and clear tube. As the name suggests, they sit snugly behind the ear, with the earmold and tube directing the sound into your ear. These are some of the most common types of hearing aid and ideal for those with smaller ear canals.
Completely In The Canal
For optimum comfort and subtlety, completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aid are an even more discreet version of an ITC hearing aid. As the name suggests, advanced hearing aid technology allows for these devices to fit entirely within the ear canal, meaning they are even more hidden from external view.
Open Ear Fitting
Open ear fitting (OEF) are a testament to how far hearing aid technology has come. Open fit hearing aids are essentially miniature models with the same great sound quality. The height of comfort and aesthetically appealing, these devices are great for users of all ages.
In The Ear
Behind the ear (or BTE) hearing aids are known for their curved design and clear tube. As the name suggests, they sit snugly behind the ear, with the earmold and tube directing the sound into your ear. These are some of the most common types of hearing aid and ideal for those with smaller ear canals.
Receiver In The Ear Canal
Receiver in the ear canal (RITC) hearing aids operate similarly to behind the ear devices. Differing in that they house a receiver inside the ear canal, this means that sound is delivered directly to the eardrum ensuring a high quality of sound for the receiver.
In The Canal
Like ITE hearing aids, in the canal (ITC) hearing aids have a custom-design which allows them to be discreetly fitted inside the ear canal. With the ear canal sitting between the outer ear and ear drum, fitting a hearing aid here makes it virtually invisible. As well as being discreet, these hearing aids are easy to use and as they are fitted within the canal, there is little interference, meaning the sound received is clear and uninterrupted. ITC devices can be suitable for wearers with moderate to severe hearing loss.
Invisible Open Technology
Invisible open technology (IOT) is the world’s smallest hearing aid. Entirely hidden, this hearing aid looks incredibly natural and due to its small size, is incredibly comfortable as well. Utilizing a microphone and slim tubing, individually contoured to your ears an IOT hearing aids blends in with your ear for the ultimate in discretion, ideal for a wearer who is after an invisible hearing aid.