Hearing aids come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and technology levels that are used depending on degree and type of hearing loss, as well as lifestyle and economic needs. Only a full hearing test and consultation by one of our audiologists will allow us to determine what hearing aid will work for you.
We at Capital City Audiology and Hearing Centre pride ourselves on taking an individualistic and personal approach to make sure you are fit with the hearing aid that will meet all of your needs. Since we are local and privately owned, we can take as much time as you need to have an enjoyable and comfortable consultation.
We also give you a no obligation 90-day trial period to ensure that you get the hearing aids that are the best for you.
We fit all makes and models of hearing aids, but together we can choose which manufacturer based on your personal needs. Our audiologist’s 15 years experience will ensure that you get the hearing aids that you need.
Mini RITE/RIC (Receiver in the ear/Receiver in the canal) Hearing aids
- Small hearing aid that sits discreetly behind the ear with thin wire attaching to receiver in the ear canal
- Easily hidden by matching colour of hair, glasses or skin
- Sitting securely on the ear, it’s comfortable to wear and does not interfere with glasses
- Most popular type of hearing aid due to its adaptability to different types and ranges of hearing loss
- Can use a rechargeable battery or standard battery, dependant on your needs
BTE (Behind the ear) Hearing aids
- Designed for use with severe hearing losses
- Couple to a custom fit ear mold to enable comfort for the hearing aid user
- Manufactured in many different shapes and sizes, often smaller for milder hearing loss and increasing in size for power of hearing aids
- Battery size ranges from size 10, 312, 13 or 675 depending on drain and power required to treat hearing loss
ITE (In the ear) Hearing aids
- Full-shell, custom type hearing aid that fills up the bowl, or concha, of the ear
- Typically used for those who have more severe hearing loss or those who have dexterity difficulties
ITC (In the canal)
- Half concha-fit style hearing aid does not fill entire bowl (or concha) of the ear
- More discreet than an ITE (In the ear) hearing aid, which allows diverse range of hearing losses
- The fitting of this hearing aid is more successful when patient has larger ear canal to allow the use of proper venting, allowing a passage of airflow into the ear for comfort
CIC (Completely in the canal) Hearing Aids
- Deep set into the ear canal and is designed for discretion and hiding the hearing aid
- Can be used for a diverse range of hearing loss due to the receiver’s close proximity to the ear drum
- Allows the use of the external ear’s natural shape to funnel sound into the hearing aids
IIC (Invisible in the canal) Hearing Aids
- Smallest and deepest set hearing aids designed — primarily for invisibility
- Used for a wide range of hearing losses due to the receiver’s close proximity to ear drum
- Due to the deep set nature of the hearing aid, the ear canal needs to be large enough to fit a hearing aid of this type; a measurement would be taken at the time of consultation to determine if this would work for you