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Hellen Keller

“When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.”

Words of
Hellen Keller

“When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.”

Words of
Hellen Keller

“When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.”

Words of
Hellen Keller

“When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.”

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Hearing Aid Style Advantage Disadvantage

Receiver-In-The-Ear

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  • Almost invisible
  • Reduces occlusion
    (plugged feeling)
  • Suitable for a wide
    range of hearing loss
  • Good manual dexterity needed

Behind-The-Ear

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  • Very durable
  • Large batteries
    (long battery life)
  • Suitable for a wide
    range of hearing loss
  • Large casing sitting behind the ear
  • Earmold tubing needs
    to changed at least
    once a year

In-The-Ear

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  • Inserted very easily
    into the ear
  • Easy to use features
    such as a volume
    control
  • Visible to others
  • May have difficulty
    hearing on the
    telephone

In-The-Canal

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  • Includes features such
    as a volume control
  • Fits in most ears
  • Easy telephone use
  • May be visible to others

Completely-In-The-Canal

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  • Very discreet style
  • Easy telephone use
  • Reduces chance of feedback
  • May not be suitable for some people due to the shape of their ear canal
  • Small battery size
    (short battery life)

Invisible-In-The-Canal

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  • Invisible
  • Automatically adapts to
    sounds and
    environments
  • Easy telephone use
  • Reduces chance of feedback
  • May not be suitable for some people due to the shape and size of their ear canal
  • Small battery size
    (short battery life)

Roger

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  • It’s discreet, like a small pen and is easy to carry with you
  • It’s cost effective and simple to use
  • It works alongside most hearing aids
  • It produces exceptional sound quality
  • It’s self-checking so you are always guaranteed a good quality signal
  • It’s from Phonak, world leading manufacturer of hearing aids and hearing related products
  • N/A

Receiver-In-The-Ear

Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE) hearing aids: all of the electronic parts are contained in a miniature case that rests behind the ear. The case is connected to ultra thin tubing with a soft rubber tip that fits in the ear; in some cases a custom made mini ear-mold is necessary.

This style of hearing aid reduces complaints of occlusion (plugged feeling), increases comfort and reduces feedback. It is a very cosmetically appealing hearing aid that is almost invisible due to the miniature case and ultra thin tube.

Behind-The-Ear

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids: all of the electronic parts are contained in a small case that rests behind the ear. The case is connected to a custom made ear-mold by clear tubing. The custom ear-mold is used to direct the sound from the hearing aid into your ear.

People with a wide range of hearing loss from mild to profound can be fit with BTE hearing aids. This style is one of the most durable because all of the electronics are behind the ear. They need less repair and tend to have a long life expectancy.

In-The-Ear

In-The-Ear (ITE) hearing aids: this style of hearing aid is custom made and fills most of the outer ear. All of the electronic components are within the shell of the hearing aid. People with a wide range of hearing loss from mild to severe can be fit with ITE hearing aids.

The ITE style is visible to others because it is the largest style of custom made hearing aids but they are typically the easiest to insert in the ear.

In-The-Canal

In-The-Canal (ITC) hearing aids: this style of hearing aid is custom made, smaller in size and fits deeper in the ear canal. They are typically less visible than the In-The-Ear hearing aids. People with a range of hearing loss from mild to moderate can be fit with this style.

This style of hearing aid can include features that a smaller custom made hearing aid cannot. Such as, volume controls. This style is also easy to use with the telephone.

Completely-In-The-Canal

Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) hearing aids: this style of hearing aid is custom made, smaller in size and fits deep in the ear canal. It is one of the least visible styles. People with a range of hearing loss from mild to severe can be fit with this style.

The CIC hearing aids due to their small size may not be suitable for some people because of the shape of their ear canal. They may be more difficult to handle due to their small size and will have a shorter battery life. However, they are very discreet, work well on the telephone and reduce the chance of feedback.

Invisible-In-The-Canal

Invisible-In-The-Canal (IIC) hearing aids: this style of hearing aid is custom made, it is the smallest in custom made styles and sits deepest in the ear canal. It is considered to be the invisible hearing aid. All of the electronic components are within the shell of the hearing aid. People with a range of hearing loss from mild to moderate can be fit with this style.

This IIC hearing aid due to its very small size may not be suitable for some people because of the shape and physical size of their ear canal. This hearing aid sits very deep in the ear canal and does not have any manual controls. It is designed to be invisible, adapt automatically as sounds and environments change and it has no impact on headphones or telephone usage.

Roger

I’d like you to try Roger. An innovative piece of new technology that is so good it could radically change the way you experience sound as well as help you hear better in extremes of background noise such as when you are in a restaurant or in a meeting.

It really is the ULTIMATE hearing package
So why not put it to the test? Come and see how Roger makes conversation effortless in even the most challenging listening environments, background noise and over distance.