What are the Different Types of Hearing Aids?

by | May 31, 2018 | Hearing Aids

At Health and Hearing, we pride ourselves on being a leading, independent audiology clinic. But why are we so proud of our position as a leading, independent clinic?

  1. Being an independent clinic, we are not obligated to recommend a particular brand/product and instead can find the best hearing aid for you and your needs.
  2. As a leading clinic, we offer the best and most technologically advanced hearing aids available. We also stay up to date with the latest research and studies to ensure we are constantly providing you with the best advice and service.

We have been in the business of restoring hearing for a long time now. Too often we hear stories about how people have bought hearing aids only to leave them in the drawer as the aids were uncomfortable, difficult to use and often made annoying buzzing noises. We are happy to leave those types of hearing aids in the 20th century!

Hearing aids tailored to meet your needs

The world has changed dramatically in the past 10-15 years. We have gone from brief-case-sized mobiles phone to slim, sexy iPhones. We have gone from analogue TV to sleek, high performing plasmas. And we have gone from clunky, unsightly hearing aids to technologically advanced, comfortable and lightweight hearing aids.

Here are some of the different types of hearing aids we supply at our clinic:

  1. ReSound LiNX 3D by ReSound GN.

Type of aid: Receiver in canal (most discreet behind-the-ear style)

Level of hearing loss: Wide range of hearing loss.

Visibility: Almost invisible.

Key features:

  • Ultra lightweight with a sleek design.
  • Binaural directionality technology ensures you can hear what you want without being cut off from your surroundings in more complex listening situations.
  • Compatible with your devices which means you can stream sound from your devices (like you would with headphones).
  • Tailored hearing experiences with the integration of controlling, adjusting and information apps for your phone.

  1. Starkey Sound Lens

Type of aid: In-the-ear-canal.

Level of hearing loss: Mild to moderate hearing loss.

Visibility: Invisible

Key features:

  • Smallest hearing aid in the market.
  • Custom-made to suit your ear.
  • Advanced sound compression technology allows you to experience sound the way it was intended.
  • Feedback elimination technology means no more annoying buzzing or whistling

  1. Starkey Halo

Type of aid: Receiver in canal

Level of hearing loss: Wide range of hearing loss.

Visibility: Somewhat visible.

Key features:

  • Enhanced phone communication with ‘Made for iPhone’ and ‘TruLink’ technology (making it Apple and Android compatible).
  • Compatible with your devices which means you can stream sound from your devices (like you would with headphones).
  • Intuitive hearing capabilities – automatically changes hearing mode when you arrive at specific locations (e.g. home).
  • Patented technologies replicate high-frequency noises into more audible frequencies allowing easier understanding.

Why choose an independent hearing clinic?

Our promise to you regardless of your lifestyle, age or financial position is to provide you with the best options for your situation. We will not be persuaded by corporations or commission-based incentives like non-independent audiologists.

We only stock the best, most reputable hearing aids in Australia, not because we are paid to, but because we want to achieve the best results for you. We do not settle for hearing aids that are ‘good enough’ because we know you deserve far better than that.

Book your free 30-minute consultation

Of course, one size does not fit all when it comes to hearing aids. Book a free consultation with one of our leading audiometrists today to choose the best device to restore your hearing.

Not sure if your hearing is in optimal condition? You can always take our online quiz to find out more. We do recommend visiting an audiometrist annually (as you do with your GP, dentist or optometrist) to maintain the health of your hearing and detect any possible problems early on.