Hearing aids come in many shapes, sizes, and colours for people of all ages. While hearing aids can’t completely restore normal hearing, they can dramatically improve your hearing by amplifying soft sounds to help you hear sounds that you’ve had trouble hearing.

Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a hearing aid (or two), but you’re worried about how it will look or whether it will really help. Today’s hearing aids are so advanced that there are a variety of features between hearing aid styles and brands. As technology has increased in the field of hearing aids, so have the options and availability.

We will help you decide which hearing aid style and brand will be best for your hearing health! This can range from styles that allow manual adjustments all the way to hearing aids that adjust for you.


Hearing aids come in a wide range of technology levels and styles to meet the wide array of user preferences and hearing assistance capacities. They are offered in various levels ranging from ‘entry-level’ to ‘premium,’ with each level offering different technology and features. Choosing the right hearing aid for your situation depends on your specific hearing requirements, lifestyle and activities, and aesthetic preference. At Oliver Audiology, our professionals are experts in each hearing aid option and can help you make the right choice.

When considering which hearing aid style you should select, consider the following factors and how they apply to your life and unique hearing situation:

  • Degree of hearing loss
  • Lifestyle
  • Common activities
  • Common environments you’re in
  • Cosmetics and aesthetic qualities
  • Budget
  • Dexterity
  • Skin sensitivities

At TRUST HEARING CLINIC, we are not directly affiliated with any hearing aid manufacturers, which is why we can offer you a wide range of styles and brands. We aim to find the right solution for you and your lifestyle.

We recommend the right solution for you based on your hearing loss and lifestyle, then you choose what you want.

It’s important to know that certain styles are better for certain hearing needs and lifestyles. There are many hearing devices on the market and they come in different brands, sizes and prices. Hearing devices are chosen on the basis of: your hearing loss, your hearing needs and lifestyle requirements and your budget. Your specialist will recommend what is best for you, then you make the decision.

Receiver in the Canal (RIC)

Key features:

• Small size offers ultimate discretion

• One part behind the ear and one part in the ear

• Flexible power output if hearing changes or if there are differences between the ears

• Rechargeable option available

• Some models are fully automatic

Behind The Ear (BTE)

Key features:

• Various sizes available to suit your needs

• One part behind the ear and one part in the ear

• Different user control options available for manual adjustments

• Cosmetically appealing options–slim or standard tubing

• Some models are fully automatic

• Rechargeable option available

• High power option for severe-profound losses and also robust and sturdy in hostile environments

Custom Styles (ITE, HS & FS)

Key features:

• One piece for easy management

• Custom fit to the ear

• Multiple options and sizes available to suit degree of hearing loss and dexterity

• Some models are fully automatic

Invisible Extended Wear

Key features:

• 100% Invisible

• Clear, natural sound

• No daily hassles

• No batteries to change

• Limitations apply to degree of loss and fit

Completely In Canal (CIC) and Invisible In Canal (IIC)

Key features:

• Very discreet and cosmetically appealing

• Custom fit to the ear

• Medical grade titanium option for some models

• Some models are fully automatic

Single Sided Deafness

Key features:

A Contralateral routing Of Signals (CrOS)[1] hearing aid is a type of hearing aid that is used to treat unilateral hearing loss. It takes sound from the ear with poorer hearing and transmits to the ear with better hearing. Another version of this system is called a BiCros which is used when there is a hearing loss in the better ear and which also requires amplification.

Hear Wear

Key features:

Designed for use when needed in challenging environments: in meetings, at a restaurant, they are ideal if you do not need hearing devices 24/7. Perfect if you feel your hearing is not too bad but you require a little assistance.

It’s important to remember that your specialist will make recommendations to you should you require a hearing aid. Some of the above options may not be appropriate for you, which is why it’s important to discuss this with your specialist who will guide you on your options.



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