Hearing aid styles

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Digital hearing aids with home visits & clinics throughout Yorkshire

We are passionate about providing you with the best hearing aid for your needs, which is why we only work with leading global hearing aid manufacturers.

Being independent means that we are not limited by any one hearing aid supplier, and have the freedom to always provide the best customised solutions for your hearing needs, lifestyle, and budget. We provide expert advice with no hard sell.

Our digital hearing aids come in a variety of different styles, including our invisible hearing aid ranges, and suit all types of hearing losses and budgets, with prices starting from £300 a pair for hearables, and £1,000 a pair for our digital hearing aids.

Our digital hearing aid styles

Learn more about our different hearing aid styles.

Invisible in canal (IIC) hearing aid

In the ear styles

Our in the ear hearing aids sit within the ear or ear canal, making them an extremely discrete hearing solution.

Behind the ear hearing aid

Behind the ear styles

Behind the ear styles offer a very versatile hearing solution, with some larger components that sit behind the ear.

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Hearables range

Our ready-to-wear hearables are designed for those with slight to mild hearing losses.

In the ear styles

Wonderfully discrete, our in the ear hearing aids are built in the exact shape of your ear and sit within the ear or ear canal. We offer four main styles of in the ear hearing aids:

Invisible in canal (IIC)

Invisible in canal (IIC) custom hearing aids sit far enough down the ear canal to be invisible and are suitable for those who want an entirely discrete option, which they can remove every night.

IIC hearing aids are powered by very small batteries which need to be changed regularly and can be tricky to adjust. Therefore, IIC hearing aids may not suit those who have difficulties moving their fingers. They are however very easy to get into the ear.

Invisible in canal (IIC) hearing aid

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Completely in the canal (CIC) custom hearing aids are very small devices that sit comfortably within the ear canal itself, and are barely visible.

CIC hearing aids are powered by very small batteries which need to be changed regularly and can be tricky to adjust. Therefore, CIC hearing aids may not suit those who have difficulties moving their fingers. They are however very easy to place in the ear.

Completely in the canal (CIC) custom hearing aid in ear

In the canal (ITC)

In the canal (ITC) devices are slightly bigger than CIC hearing aids and, although they still fit down the ear canal, they sit at the entrance of the ear canal and are therefore visible.

An advantage of the slightly larger ITC hearing aids, is that they are able to offer more features and can be Bluetooth compatible, and therefore adjustable via mobile phone or remote control.

Like our IIC and CIC hearing aids, ITC devices are one component and therefore easier to insert, and, due to their slightly larger size, those with difficulties moving their fingers may also find them even easier to manage.

In the canal (ITC) hearing aid in ear

In the ear (ITE)

In the ear (ITE) hearing aids are designed to fill up the entire bowl of the ear.

As they take a larger battery, and are a bigger unit to handle, they are ideal for those with finger mobility issues and those with more severe hearing losses.

In the ear (ITE) hearing aid in ear

Behind the ear hearing aid styles

Unlike our in the ear styles, our behind the ear hearing aid range have some larger components that sit behind the ear, making them very versatile. We offer two main styles of behind the ear hearing aid:

Receiver in the canal (RIC)

Receiver in the canal (RIC) hearing aids are a very discrete and versatile hearing solution.

RIC hearing aids have the main hearing aid electronics housed in a casing that sits behind the ear. A thin, discrete wire, with a loudspeaker (or receiver) at the end of it, runs from the casing to the ear canal.

Receiver in the canal (RIC) hearing aid in ear

Behind the ear (BTE)

Behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids are the style most NHS services fit, but without the sound quality offered in private BTE styles. They too can be quite discrete, but also come in larger models for those who have a more severe hearing loss.

All the electronics sit in the housing behind the ear and sound is delivered via either a thin tube connected to a small discrete dome in the ear, or a thicker tube attached to a traditional larger ear mould.

Oticon behind the ear hearing aid

Book your hearing assessment.

If you have any questions about your hearing, or if you would like to book a clinic or home visit appointment, we’d love to hear from you.

Our hearing needs assessment is £60 or FREE when you go on to purchase hearing aids from us.*


* The hearing consultation fee will be deducted from your hearing aids invoice.

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