Northern Sydney Hearing is owned by an independent audiologist, we offer independent advice on the latest in smart hearing devices. We also offer a range of quality ear plugs to suit your needs.
Hearing Aid Styles
There are many different styles of hearing aids to choose from depending on your level of hearing loss. Northern Sydney Hearing offer advice on the latest hearing aids.
BTE Hearing Aids
BTE (Behind The Ear) hearing aids are the most robust and easy to maintain. For customers with a difficult to fit ear canal, an open-fit BTE can be a simple solution.
BTE hearing aids consist of a hard plastic case worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic ear-mould that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic parts are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the ear-mould and into the ear.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids can be the most powerful and are often the easiest type to adjust.
RITE Hearing Aids
One of the most significant breakthroughs in hearing aid technology has been the advent of RITE (Receiver In The Ear) hearing aids, that make the whole unit much smaller.
CIC Hearing Aids
CIC (Completely in the Canal) hearing aids are moulded to fit inside your ear canal and can improve mild to moderate hearing loss in adults. These hearing aids are the smallest and least visible of the available styles.
In the Canal (ITC) Hearing Aids
ITC hearing aids fit partly in the ear canal, but not as deeply as the completely-in-the-canal aid. In-the-canal aids can accommodate mild to moderately severe hearing loss in adults. This style may contain features that won’t fit on completely-in-the-canal aids.
Custom-made Hearing Aids
The smallest hearing instruments available are manufactured by Starkey Australia – the OTOLENS. The OTOLENS can only be fitted to some ear canals due to size restrictions and degree of hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Brands
Hearing Aid Batteries
Northern Sydney Hearing stock a full range of hearing aids batteries for your convenience.
Custom Made Earplugs
Musician’s earplugs are available for protection from loud music if a person is a member of a band, choir or a DJ. The hearing is protected by a special acoustic filter and there are three different filter types available. Please contact the clinic for further information and for an appointment.
Swimmer’s earplugs are generally sought after if a person has had grommets inserted or if outer ear canal infections are recurring. They are available in different colours and are easily cleaned for hygiene and maintenance.
Doc’s proplugs are available in different sizes from tiny through to XXL. They are imported from the USA and come in fenestrated or non-fenestrated options. Please call the clinic for further information.