Hearing Aids

Different Types of Hearing Aids


CIC – Completely In the Canal Digital Hearing Aids

These are custom made digital hearing aids that can assist people with mild to severe hearing loss depending on the size and shape of your ear canal. These are very tiny and sit at the outer end of the ear canal and are practically invisible. They carry very small sized batteries hence you must have good manual dexterity and good eyesight to operate. Some of these aids come with a remote control.

MC – Mini Canal Digital Hearing Aids

These are custom made digital hearing aids which are bigger in size than the CIC. They are suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss depending on the size and suitability of the ear canal. They can have either a volume control or a program button on the hearing aid and can come with a remote control.

ITC – In The Canal Digital Hearing Aids

These are custom made digital self-contained units that are fitted in the ear canal. They are suitable for people with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. Ear canal size and shape is a determining factor. These aids are bit bigger than the MC and can have volume control and program buttons with directional microphone on the hearing aids or can have an optional remote control.

ITE – In The Ear Digital Hearing Aids

These are custom-made, self-contained units at fill the concha area (contour) of the ear. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss. They are bigger than the ITC and have all the controls functions on the hearing aid itself. You can also get these aids with an optional remote control. They may th have bigger batteries than the ITC aids and are easier to handle and manage.

BTE – Behind The Ear Digital Hearing Aids

These are digital hearing aid units that can sit snugly behind the ears. They can be fitted to people having mild to profound hearing loss. The size of the hearing aid depends on the power of the aids. The more power, the larger the size of the aid. These aids are easier to handle and manage, especially for people with poor dexterity and eyesight. They are also more robust and less prone to occlusion problems and repairs. They can come with all the function switches on the hearing aid and also have an optional remote control. They come in a variety of different coloured cases.

Open Slim Tube Digital BTE Aids

These are smaller digital hearing aids that sit behind the ear and are virtually invisible as the sound is transmitted to the ear canal via a thin transparent tube. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss and useful for people with low frequency normal or near normal hearing and high frequency hearing loss. They can also come with remote controls.

Receiver in the Canal/Receiver in the Ear (RIC/RITE)

These are new generation of hearing aids with the placement of receiver in the ear canal. These aids cosmetically have a much slimmer look and a thin wire takes the sound to the receiver in the ear canal. The advantages are the sound in close to the tympanic membrane without losing any of its acoustic features and its cosmetic appeal. They come with different size (power) and length receivers which makes it ideal for fitting from mild to profound hearing losses with proper custom moulds.

Comprehensive Hearing Aid Choices

Indo Australian Hearing Centre offers a wide choice of advanced hearing instruments from top manufacturers, with no sales pressure. A full range of technology is available at different price points to provide solutions at reasonable prices. Since we are not owned by a manufacturer, we are objective regarding brands. Hearing aid brands have different characteristics, and finding the right fit necessitates a broad selection for both Audiologist and patient. We offer hearing aids from international and local manufacturers and include companies like Bernafon, Oticon, Phonak, ReSound, Siemens and Starkey.