How to choose a style
So, for most...
a RECEIVER-IN-THE-CANAL or INVISIBLEIN-THE-CANAL style is what you will be
looking for - as both offer a much lighter,
more comfortable, more cosmetic solution.
Ideally, a good hearing professional should
allow you to evaluate both. It is difficult to
say which is best for any given individual,
but here are some indications of which
· If you have already had poor results in background
noise with other hearing aids, you should try
· Surgical options are available to some, such as
COCHLEAR IMPLANTS and BONE ANCHORED
HEARING AIDS. These may be offered by the
NHS, or can be paid for via private healthcare.
We can advise you on your suitability for such
· If you wish to make the most of the latest hearing
aid technology such as Bluetooth and Smart phone
applications, always try RECEIVER-IN-THE-CANAL.
· If your fingers have poor sensitivity or you know that
hearing aids sitting over the ear will be too fiddly for
you, then try ITC aids.
· If you have an active lifestyle where hearing aids may
be exposed to excess wear and tear, you should try
the water resistant RECEIVER-IN-THE-CANAL types or
the waterproof BTE styles.
· If you have a moderate or severe hearing loss, and
you’d like something a lot smaller than what you had
before, try the new high-power CICs.
· If money is no object and you have a mild to moderate
hearing loss with no medical history of ear problems,
try left-in-situ aids like the Lyric 3. These can stay in
the ear for months at a time.