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Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Styles

At Attune, 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 audiologist 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 audiologist 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 audiologist who will guide you on your options.

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