Hearing aids: find the right device for you

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Quality hearing aid solutions at Audika

Our sense of hearing is a precious link to the world around us; it's important to have the ability to hear the thoughts, needs and emotions with the people we share our lives with.

At Audika, we have a variety of hearing aids as we believe in personalised hearing care, because we know that every individual is unique.

 

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What is a hearing aid?

Hearing aids are small, high-tech devices that help you hear if you suffer from hearing loss. They amplify your surrounding sounds (such as conversations, TV shows, or the radio) to help you communicate and participate in everyday situations.

How does a hearing aid work?
Sound is carried across three different components:

  1. Microphone - receives sound waves and converts them into electrical signals
  2. Amplifier - increases the strength of the audio signals and sends them on to the ear
  3. Receiver / speaker - converts the amplified electrical audio signals into sound and sends them further into the ear canal
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4 popular types of hearing aids

Behind the ear hearing aid
Behind-the-ear (BTE)
In recent years, Behind The Ear and miniRITE hearing aids have become even smaller and more elegant. The electronics are housed in a compact case behind the ear, and the sound is sent through a tube into an earpiece that is individually sized to suit your hearing needs and ear comfort.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
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Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)
IIC hearing aids are a custom hearing aid, individually tailored to fit the contours of the wearer’s ear to sit concealed in the ear canal. The invisible-in-the-canal hearing aids sit far enough in the ear canal that people won't be able to see them, providing the ultimate discretion.
Invisible-in-the-canal hearing aids
In the ear hearing aid
In-the-ear, In-the-canal and Completely-in-the-canal (ITE, ITC, CIC)
ITEs, ITCs and CICs hearing aids are a range of custom made hearing aids that are individually moulded to fit the contours of the wearer’s ear.
In-the-ear hearing aids
Receiver in the ear RITE hearing aid
Receiver-in-the-ear (RITE, RIC)
RITE hearing aids (also known as RICs) are a smaller version of the behind the ear hearing aid and is the most popular hearing aid style. This type of hearing aid is popular as it is lightweight, small and comfortable to wear.
Receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids

Hearing aid types comparison table

There are several factors that determine what kind of hearing aid you need, including the severity of your hearing loss, ear anatomy, aesthetic preferences, dexterity, lifestyle needs and budget.

The overview below will help you understand the differences between the main types of hearing aids.

Invisible-in-the- canalInvisible-in-canal Completely-in-the-canalCompletely-in-the-canal In-the-canal
In-the-canal
Half/Full shell in-the-earHalf/Full shell
in-the-ear
miniRITE (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE Rechargeable (Receiver-in-the-ear)
Behind-the-ear Plus Power
Behind-the-ear Plus Power
Behind-the-ear Plus Power
Behind-the-ear Ultra Power
More discreet More discreet More discreet More discreet More discreet More discreet More discreet More discreet
Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity# Bluetooth connectivity#
Disposable battery Disposable battery Disposable battery Disposable battery Disposable battery Disposable battery Disposable battery Disposable battery
Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery Rechargeable battery
Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss Mild to moderate hearing loss
Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss Severe hearing loss
Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss

#Bluetooth connectivity not available in all models, and for in-the-canal and in-the-ear custom styles, where it is available in the selected model, it is optional depending on what your clinician may prescribe relative to your needs. Consult with your clinician to advise which model/style is suitable for you and your needs.

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6 benefits of wearing hearing aids

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1. Hear clearly in most situations, and enjoy life more
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2. Be able to participate in every conversation
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3. Avoid stress and discomfort caused by impaired hearing
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4. Avoid having to ask people to repeat themselves
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5. Hear phone conversations effortlessly
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6. Listen to TV at the same volume as other people around you

Hearing aid models

There are many high-quality, reliable hearing aids on the market. Each model is unique in its own way, and it can be difficult knowing where to start. We’ve brought together the most important information about the models we offer at Audika. This way, you can get a quick overview of all your different available options. 
Hearing aid models

Latest hearing aid technologies and features

Hearing aids have gone through major technological innovations during the past decade. Today's digital hearing aids deliver better sound quality and can make your life easier through intelligent, high-tech features.

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BrainHearing™ technology
Hearing aids from Oticon with BrainHearing™ technology deliver more sound to the brain that's much clearer, all while improving speech understanding and reducing listening effort.

Brainhearing

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Bluetooth connectivity
Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to wirelessly connect to a range of devices. You can hear music, take phone calls, and listen to TV audio, either directly from your hearing aids or via a hearing aid app.

Bluetooth hearing aids

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Rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries are good for the environment and your wallet when compared to disposable batteries, which you need to buy and throw away more often.

Rechargeable hearing aids

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Tinnitus support
People with hearing loss can also experience symptoms of tinnitus. Hearing aids can provide tinnitus relief by sending relief sounds to the ears, which help to decrease the annoyance of tinnitus.
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Feedback reduction
Feedback (often experienced as a whistling sound) in modern hearing aids is much less common due to new technology called Feedback reduction which helps to prevent the feedback sound.
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Smartphone applications
Digital hearing aids can be connected to your smartphone and other phone apps, allowing you to manage hearing device settings and receive notifications on your smart device.
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What is the best hearing aid on the market?

Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all solutions. We want to help you find the best hearing aid, one that’s tailored to you. To do this, we’ll help you carefully consider the following:

  • Your hearing ability
  • Hearing aid type & technology
  • Comfort
  • Price and quality
  • Your lifestyle and listening situations
  • Your dexterity / vision and other individual needs

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Hearing aid prices and funding options in Australia

At Audika, we offer a range of hearing aids in different price categories and our qualified clinicians are here to help you find a hearing solution to meet your needs, comfort and budget.

Hearing aid prices

 

We can assist you in finding out if you are eligible for subsidised services1, which could assist in making hearing solutions more affordable for you. We also offer flexible payment plan options2 and encourage you to check with your private health insurance provider for your entitlements on audiology3

Hearing aid funding & payment plans

If you are over 26, you don’t need a referral from a doctor or ears, nose and throat specialist to get a FREE hearing check or to purchase a hearing aid at one of our clinics.

We are happy to help you understand the different payment plans and funding options that may be available to you.

Hearing aid funding options

FAQ about hearing aids

 

 

Conditions apply under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.
Click here for further information on payment plans. 
Check with you health fund provider to find out what rebates may apply to you. 
Click here for Audika Advantage terms and conditions.