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  Behind the Ear Hearing Aids:
   
 
  Standard BTEs
  Standard behind-the-ear hearing aids have all the electronics housed in a casing which sits directly behind the ear. The hearing aid is attached via a tube to a customized earmold, directing sound along the ear canal to the eardrum. BTE hearing aids have a program button for access to multiple listening programs as well as a control for volume. BTE hearing aids are suitable for moderate to profound hearing losses and come in a variety of styles and colours to suit your personal preference and hearing needs.
   
 
  Open Fit Hearing Aids
  A discreet style of aid which houses all of the electronics in a stylish casing which sits behind the ear. A very slim tube is attached to the casing with a small dome on the end which sits inside the ear canal. This hearing aid is appropriate for people with normal or near normal low frequency hearing but have hearing loss in the high frequency range. The ‘open fit’ dome allows natural low frequency hearing to come through and gives a boost in the high frequencies to accommodate the hearing loss. Open fit hearing aids are available in a wide variety of styles and colours to suit your lifestyle. A remote control option is also available.
   
 
  Receiver-In-The-Canal Hearing Aids
  A discreet style of aid which houses some electronic components in a stylish casing behind the ear with a slim wire attachment to a receiver which sits inside the ear canal. Attached to the receiver is either an open dome or a customized earmold depending upon the degree of hearing loss. This style of aid is suitable for mild to severe hearing losses and is available in a variety of styles and colours to suit your lifestyle. A remote control option is also available.
   
   
  Custom Fit Hearing Aids:
   
 
  Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC)
  CICs are the smallest of the custom hearing aids which fit completely inside the ear canal. Because they are discreet CICs have cosmetic appeal and can accommodate mild to severe hearing losses. Consult with your audiologist to determine if this style of hearing aid is appropriate for your hearing and lifestyle needs.
   
 
  In-The-Canal (ITC)
  In-the-canal hearing aids are designed to fit in the ear canal and occupy the lower bowl portion of the ear. As they are slightly larger than CICs they have an added advantage of options such as a volume control, a program button for multiple listening situations and directional microphones for assisting with listening in the presence of noise.
   
 
  In-The-Ear
  In-the-ear hearing aids are custom made to your ear and fit in the hollow portion (concha) of the ear. These hearing aids will accommodate a wide variety of hearing losses. An advantage to this style of aid is that it houses a larger battery and has bigger volume and program controls for those with manual dexterity issues.
   
   
 
  Hearing Aid Options:      
         
  Open Fit Hearing Aids:   Assistance in background noise:  
  A discreet style of hearing aid that houses electronics in a stylish casing which sits behind the ear.   Technologies to improve hearing through the reduction of background noise.  
         
  Feedback Control:   SoundRecover:  
  Improvements in feedback management through advances in programming software.   A new type of sound processing for people who have extremely poor to no measureable hearing in the high frequency ranges.  
         
  Cros and Bicros Hearing Aids:   Remote Controls:  
  The Cros/Bicros hearing system helps to resolve the issue of normal or near normal hearing in one ear with no useable hearing in the other ear.   Remote controls offer users a full range of discrete control options including volume, background noise reduction, telephone use, and listening to music to name a few.  
         
  Telecoils:      
  A small collection of coils within the hearing aid which increases the signal-to-noise ratio allowing for greater access to hearing speech. The coils are designed to connect with hearing aid compatible telephones.  

 

 
         
   
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