Hearing Aid Types

You can expect to find pioneering digital hearing aid technology at Amplifon from leading manufacturers such as GN ReSound, Phonak and Widex.

With a variety of different styles and models each with varying levels of innovative technology, our experts are perfectly placed to explain the different types of hearing aids that are available and how the different technology works so that the best solution can be found for your hearing needs.

The latest digital hearing aids are available in three main types: Invisible, Behind the ear and In the ear, all of which come in a variety of different styles, colours and sizes.


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The best way to find out if you have hearing loss is to make an appointment at one of our stores. Our specialists will assess your hearing capabilities with a free test and advise you on the potential next steps.

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The most important factors in determining which hearing aid is right for you are; the results of your hearing test, your lifestyle, the type of hearing aid you prefer and your level of dexterity. Seeing and feeling how each of the different types look will help you understand which style you feel most comfortable with.

Based on these four key factors, our qualified Audiologist's will recommend a hearing solution that is completely personalised just for you. We want you to feel comfortable and confident wearing your hearing aid every day so that missing out on your favourite sounds are a thing of the past.

  • Invisible - Invisible hearing aids use the latest innovative technology and are custom made to fit completely in the ear canal. A very sleek and ultra discreet hearing aid for those that may feel a little self conscious about the visibility of hearing aids.
  • Behind the ear (BTE) - Behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids are housed in a small curved case offering varying levels of cutting edge technology which fits discreetly behind the ear. BTE hearing aids are connected by a clear, thin tube to a custom made ear mould made just for you making it a perfect fit. With easy to access controls BTE hearing aids are ideal for those with dexterity problems.
  • In the ear - In the ear (ITE) hearing aids have the latest digital technology contained in a custom moulded casing that fits in the ear. Although this type of hearing can be visible within the ear, ITE hearing aids are very easy to handle and have easy access controls.

Invisible Hearing Aids

Invisible hearing aids use the latest cutting edge technology and are custom made to fit completely into your ear canal - so no one will ever know you're wearing them. Invisible hearing aids are perfect for users looking for an ultra-discreet hearing solution.
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Behind the ear

Housed in a small curved case that fits discreetly behind the ear, BTE hearing aids are connected via a clear, thin tube to a custom made ear mould for a perfect fit. With easy-to-access controls BTE aids are ideal for users with dexterity problems.

In the ear

In the ear hearing aids are completely contained in a custom-moulded casing that fits into the ear. Although they can be visible within the ear, ITE hearing aids are easy to handle and have easy-to-access controls.

CROS systems

Discover the high performance sound solutions that are available to you if your hearing loss only affects one ear. Single sided deafness is a common type of hearing loss but with this type of hearing solution it enables you to continue to hear the world around you from both sides.

Digital hearing aids

Today's digital hearing aids are very small and discreet and contain a microchip - a miniature computer that helps us fine tune and completely customise your hearing solution to your individual requirements - allowing you to lead and more enriched life.

Bluetooth hearing aids

Hearing aids with Bluetooth connectivity allow you to stay connected to a number of electronic devices, including phones, televisions and tablets’, so keeping in touch with family and friends is easy.

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