A1 Hearing are able to supply a huge range of different hearing aids from a number of major world-wide suppliers.
There are two basic categories of style in hearing instruments: BTE's (those that fit Behind The Ear) and ITE's (those that fit In The Ear)
BTE hearing instruments sit behind the ear and use a separate piece, called an earmold, to direct sound into the ear canal. Their larger size allows them to fit more severe hearing losses and to incorporate more features than the smaller models.
ITE hearing instruments come in several sub-categories. The entire hearing instrument is built into the earmold shell. The standard ITE fills up the entire ear. The ITC (In The Canal) style is smaller, with the instrument filling only the canal portion of the ear. The smallest type are the CIC (Completely In The Canal) instruments which fit deep inside the ear canal and are the least visible of the styles. The size and shape of your ear and your degree of hearing loss will determine which style is best for you.
These devices fit completely in the canal. Only the head of a tiny plastic line—with which you insert or remove the instrument—shows above the canal.
A1 Hearing Limited - 95 St George Street - Papatoetoe - Manukau - Auckland - Phone (09) 278 1021