Choice of hearing aids

Hearing aids today are built with sophisticated, intelligent technology to provide you with the maximum natural sound quality possible. The three most commonly used hearing aid styles are:

  • Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE)
  • Behind-the-ear (BTE)
  • In-the-ear (ITE)

At Hearing Auckland, we offer expert, impartial professional consultation, designed to ensure you get the hearing aid that exactly matches your needs and your budget.

These days, hearing aids can be very small, lightweight, and nearly invisible with a range of colours that are cosmetically appealing. They are easy to wear and comfortable. They give a clearer, more natural sound quality.

If you have milder hearing loss, you may be able to have a smaller style of hearing aid. With greater hearing loss, a more powerful hearing aid with larger battery is often required.

The size and shape of your ear canal can influence the hearing aid style that best suits you.

Your lifestyle will also influence your decision as to the best hearing aid for your circumstances. If you spend more time reading, watching TV, gardening, etc. your needs will be different to someone who spends a lot of time outdoors and in noisier environments with more background noise. We can help you choose the hearing aid that best suits the variety of hearing situations (including noisy ones) that you experience in your day-to-day lifestyle.