A Solution for Every Ear
Abel Hearing Clinic is a fully independent hearing aid clinic with no affiliation to any one hearing aid manufacturer. Many local hearing aid providers are owned or affiliated with multinational hearing aid manufacturers, who will only recommend one brand. We are able to offer a wide range of hearing aid brands and styles to perfectly match your individual hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget and needs.
Selecting the right device for your hearing needs depends on many things such as degree, type and configuration of your hearing loss, ear shape, lifestyle, dexterity, cognitive ability, cosmetic appearances, and cost.
HEARING AID STYLES
Hearing aids that fit entirely within the ear canal are known as completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids. These hearing aids use small components and don’t protrude into the outer ear.
ITE hearing aids are used for mild-to-severe hearing loss. As the name suggests, these aids sit entirely within the ear. Because they’re made to fit you snugly, you’ll need to have an impression taken of your ear.
These models are smaller than standard BTE models and are available for mild to severe hearing loss. They can be worn comfortably behind the ear. These models are available in many different colours, styles and designs.
Behind the Ear
BTEs are used for all types of hearing loss from mild to profound. In these devices, the electronics and receiver are mounted in a banana-shaped case, and the sound is passed via a tube to a custom ear mould. While they are still discreet to wear, they’re also typically more powerful than ITE varieties.