Hearing Devices and Solutions

Hearing Aids

As an independent clinic, Hear and Say offer advanced, digital and discrete hearing aids from all manufacturers. This ensures an individualised approach to your hearing loss and optimises your outcomes.

Significant advancements in hearing aid technology means there are many options including rechargeability and Bluetooth compatibility.

Hearing Aid Styles

There are several styles of hearing aids available for different types and severity of hearing loss, communication goals and lifestyles.

Receiver in the Canal (RIC):

  • Cosmetically appealing – extremely discrete, suitable for a vast range of hearing loss types and severity, bluetooth compatibility (with smart phone app connection and potential remote programming available),  rechargeable options

Invisible in the Canal (IIC)

  • Cosmetically appealing – small and discrete (typically sit past the second bend of the ear canal hidden from view), appropriate for mild to severe hearing loss, limited noise reduction/background noise processing capabilities, bluetooth compatibility (some manufacturers/models only)

Completely in the Canal (CIC):

  • Cosmetically appealing – small and discrete (typically sit near the first bend of the ear canal),  appropriate for mild to severe hearing loss, bluetooth compatibility (some manufacturers/models only)

In the Canal (ITC):

  • Larger than a CIC,  additional features included e.g. directional microphones for improved hearing in background noise, appropriate for mild to profound hearing loss, bluetooth compatibility (some manufacturers/models only)

In the Ear (ITE):

  • Larger than an ITC,additional features included e.g. directional microphones for improved hearing in background noise,  appropriate for mild to profound hearing loss, bluetooth compatibility (some manufacturers/models only)

 

How to Choose the Best Hearing Device for You

With an abundance of information available on the internet, knowing which hearing aid is best for you can be overwhelming.

Hear and Say’s experienced Audiology team and comprehensive assessment procedure simplify this decision making process for you.

As an independent hearing service, Hear and Say have access to ALL hearing aid manufacturers ensuring an individualised approach to your hearing loss and outcomes. We consider essential individual factors and data including your degree and type of hearing loss, speech discrimination ability in quiet AND noise, lifestyle, preferences and budget.

Hear and Say Audiologists do not receive commissions for hearing aid fittings (this can be common practice in some hearing aid clinics). There is no incentive for our Audiologists to prescribe higher hearing aid technology level than what is required by a client and their hearing loss.

 

Private Health Rebates

If you have private health insurance, you may be eligible for hearing related rebates. Check with your provider for more information.

 

 

Implantable Devices

 

For more information or to book a hearing assessment with one of our expert, independent audiologists please call 07 3850 2111 or email mail@hearandsay.com.au.