Selecting a Hearing Aid Type
Being an independent clinic, Victorian Hearing can offer an extensive range of hearing solutions. There are different types, styles, features and technology levels of hearing aids. Your Audiologist will help you to match your individual hearing needs, lifestyle and dexterity to your personalized hearing solution. We have compiled a handy guide to help familiarise patients with the many hearing aids we offer.
Extended Wear or Daily Wear?
There are two main types of hearing aids to choose from: extended wear and daily wear. Daily wear hearing aids are devices that are placed in the ear and removed on a daily basis, while extended wear hearing aids offer a more convenient solution, able to be worn for months at a time without having to be removed or maintained.
Extended Wear Hearing Aids
Victorian Hearing is proud to be one of the few qualified premier elite providers of Lyric in Australia. Lyric is an innovative extended wear hearing aid that is inserted deep into the ear canal by a specially trained audiologist. Its unique design and placement works with your ear’s anatomy to deliver exceptional sound quality in quiet and noisy environments.
Lyric is hassle-free, requiring no maintenance, battery changes or daily insertion and removal. Lyric is therefore ideal for those with dexterity issues, and those who want the convenience of 24/7 hearing.
Lyric can be worn 24/7 for months at a time, even while sleeping, showering and exercising. An ideal choice for those looking for a discreet, hassle free option, this hearing aid fits invisibly inside the ear canal, providingexcellent sound quality while remaining completely unseen.
Daily Wear Hearing Aids
Requiring daily insertion and removal, daily wear hearing aids are available in many different styles and brands. Victorian Hearing is an independent Audiology Clinic so can supply and fit a broad range of hearing aids including the following styles:
Different styles offer different features and benefits; for instance, IIC types are suitable for those wanting a discreet hearing aid, while RIC and BTE types deliver directionality and great performance, even when background noise is present. Selecting the style that’s best for your needs will depend on a number of factors, including your degree of hearing loss, your hearing needs/goals, the shape of each ear, your ability to manage the size of the device, cosmetics, and your personal preferences.
Deep In-the-Canal/Invisible Hearing Aids
This hearing aid style is a traditional daily wear option that features a unique design, allowing it to sit deep in the ear canal where it remains invisible. Specialised impression-taking techniques are used to ensure the device is inserted at the correct depth, maximising its invisibility.
Invisible-in-the-canal hearing aids offered by Victoria Hearing include:
The Smart Hearing Aids
Victorian Hearing is proud to offer the GN Resound’s LiNX2 and Starkey’s Halo, the latest breakthrough in daily wear hearing aid technology that can connect directly to Apple iPhone and iPad devices. Utilising the latest hearing aid processing, it provides exceptional sound quality while enabling streaming of telephone conversations, music and apps straight to your ears. Designed for use with a free app, the LiNX2 and Halo are easy to adjust, with the app allowing users to control settings, access different programs for background noise, and more.
The Rechargeable Hearing Aids
The quickest-charging, longest-lasting rechargeable hearing aid ever made, the Phonak Belong gives the wearer up to 24 hours of uninterrupted hearing after a simple, 3-hour charge. The built-in lithium-ion battery helps the wearer do away with the hassle of small, fiddly disposable batteries and enjoy effortless hearing no matter where they are.
A Comprehensive Range of Hearing Aid Brands to Choose From
Victorian Hearing is an independent practice (i.e. not aligned with any hearing aid manufacturer) so can offer patients a wide choice of hearing aid brands. There are eight key hearing aid manufacturers in the world, and as a premier hearing service provider, we are free to work with all of them. This allows us to find you the perfect solution for your individual hearing needs.
Contact Victorian Hearing Today
The audiologists at Victorian Hearing are specially trained in the prescription and fitting of all hearing aid brands and styles. Simply arrange for a consultation today and we’ll determine which hearing solution is right for your specific needs.