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photo of Chantale Pirouet performing an ear exam on a patient.


There are six basic hearing aid styles, all of which are available at the Hearing Wellness Centre.

These include:

photo of the actual small size of the lyric hearing aidLyric - The contact lens for your ear
Invisible · Effortless · 24/7. Lyric is the first completely invisible, extended wear hearing aid. This Phonak breakthrough hearing aid requires no handling at all and remains in your ear 24/7. And the best thing is – no one can see how well you hear! View more

the open fit hearing aidOpen fit

Open fit hearing aids are small devices placed behind the ear with a slim tube attached to the device and inserted down the ear canal. They are non-occluding. This style is good for people with a high frequency hearing loss or mild to moderate hearing loss. They help you hear better when background noise is present.

behind the ear hearing aidBehind-the-ear (BTE)
BTE hearing aids sit comfortably behind your ear while amplified sound passes down a tube to a customized ear mold that fits securely into your ear. Because they are larger, BTEs can accommodate bigger batteries for longer life and larger amplifiers for maximum amplification. BTEs are suitable for mild to profound hearing loss.

an in-the-ear hearing aidIn-the-ear (ITE)
ITE hearing aids are custom-made to fit securely in your outer ear, ensuring optimum performance and maximum comfort. ITEs are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.

an in-the-canal hearing aidIn-the-canal (ITC)
ITC hearing aids are custom-made to fit almost entirely inside your ear canal, making them difficult to notice. ITCs are suitable for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.

completely in-the-canal hearing aidCompletely-in-the-canal (CIC)

The CIC hearing aids fit deep inside your ear canal so that they’re practically invisible. The benefits include cosmetic appeal, reduced feedback and excellent sound quality. CICs are suitable for mild to moderately-severe hearing loss.

"When you lose your eyesight, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people."
- Helen Keller