Two Ears are Better than One

The human brain requires information from both ears in order to accurately perceive the sounds of our environment.  A binaural hearing aid fitting is when a hearing aid is worn in both ears.  The benefits of wearing two hearing aids include improved sound localization and improved understanding and ease of listening in noise

Which hearing instrument style is right for you?

Hearing instrument styles differ in their appearance and how they fit on and in your ears and offer different advantages depending on the design, size and technology. Most styles are available in a wide range of colours to suit your needs. You and your hearing healthcare professional can help you choose the style that’s right for you

Behind-the-ear Styles

  • Receiver-in-canal (RIC)receiver_in_canal

Ultra-small, lightweight, behind-the-ear (BTE) style that sits snugly behind the ear and connects to the ear with a thin tube

Tiny speaker in the ear canal delivers quality sound

Benefits include more natural sound and less occlusion (“blocked ear” feeling) than a traditional BTE


  • Open behind-the-ear (BTE)MICROBTE

Small BTE hearing aid attaches to a slim tube which directs sound into the ear

"Open" type of fitting is very comfortable and discreet and has a more natural sound with less occlusion (“blocked ear” feeling)

 Suitable for mild to moderate high-frequency hearing losses

  • Traditional Behind-the-ear (BTE)traditional_behind

 Worn comfortably behind the ear while amplified sound travels down a tube to a customized earmold that fits securely into the ear

Because they are larger, BTEs can accommodate bigger batteries for longer life and larger amplifiers for maximum power for people with a more severe hearing loss

Suitable for mild to profound hearing losses


Custom In-The-Ear Styles

  • Micro-completely-in-the-canal (micro CIC)microCIC_faceplate

Smallest custom hearing aid available

This tiny ultra comfortable in-the-ear solution fits deeply inside the ear canal making it hidden from sight.

Since the microphone is at the opening of the ear canal, this style provides a more natural sound quality

Suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing losses

  • Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) microCIC_inEar_side-small

The CIC fits deeply inside the ear canal making it almost invisible and very discreet

Since the microphone is at the opening of the ear canal, this style provides a more natural sound quality

Suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing losses


  • In-the-canal (ITC)UNITRON-6-057-F1

Custom-made to fit almost entirely inside the ear canal, making them difficult to notice

 Slightly larger for easier handling and takes bigger battery than CIC products resulting in better battery life

Suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing losses


  • Half shell (ITE)half_shelf

Custom-made to fit securely in your outer ear, ensuring optimum performance and maximum comfort

Suitable for mild to severe hearing losses



  • Full shell (ITE)full_shell

Custom-made to fit securely and comfortably in the outer ear making it more suitable for people with dexterity challenges

Larger in size than the half shell and are suitable for mild to severe hearing losses

 Accommodates larger batteries required for longer life



Assistive Listening Devices

Enhance your listening

Accessories are optional devices that work with your hearing aids to help you hear more effectively. They can improve your listening experiences by providing more convenient operation of your hearing aids, allowing you to connect to audio sources, assisting with talking on the telephone or helping you become more aware of your surroundings. Many types of accessories are available to enhance your listening experience.  Most options are wireless using Bluetooth technology.



  • Assistive listening devices (ALDs)

    Accessories that help you hear in particular listening situations:  telephones, watching TV, restaurants and car


  • Remote ControlsUnitron_Remote_upright-no_reflectionAccessories_MicroCIC_Remote_LG_low

Remote controls come in different sizes.  There are larger remote controls for ease of use.  Remotes give the end user more control within a listening environment by allowing program changes or volume changes with the push of a button.



Your hearing healthcare professional can offer you advice on which accessories will work best for your specific listening needs and hearing loss.