Which hearing aid is for you?

Choosing a hearing aid is not as simple as it sounds.  There are many styles, methods of delivering sound into your ears and digital features, not to mention colours and applications that you can link to your phone or other devices.   Selecting an aid requires the help of a trained professional and an accurate diagnostic level audiogram.   Each ear is different and we evaluate each ear individually.

We have put together a simplified set of information about the different styles of hearing instrumentation available.   When we evaluate your suitability for hearing instrumentation we are looking at a number of things.  Degree of loss, shape of your canals, management needs, shape of your hearing loss, type of hearing loss and what situations you want to be able to hear in. 

Be aware that not everyone with a hearing loss needs a hearing aid, in fact about 70% of people we evaluate with a hearing loss are NOT actually recommended a hearing aid or a device. 

ICC (Invisible-In-Canal)

  • About the size of a raspberry — smallest type of hearing instrument
  • Custom made for your ears
  • Single microphone strategically placed to optimise the natural pinna effect
  • Fits deep in the ear, making it invisible
  • Typically for people with mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Not suitable for those with narrow ear canals

CIC (Completely-in-Canal)

  • Fit inside ear canal making it almost invisible.
  • Custom made
  • For mild to moderate hearing loss
  • microphone is at the opening of the ear canal; this style is also designed to promote the natural pinna effect needed for funnelling sound down the ear canal



Arrange your
free hearing check

We offer a FREE appointment to check your hearing. The check is fast, fun and FREE. A hearing check only takes 15 minutes, is a small investment of your time and it can identify hearing loss.

Also in this section

Hearing Aids

There is a lot of choice around how your hearing aid can both perform and look. We help you navigate the options to ensure that you have the best possible result.

Read More »


Despite the fact that hearing health affects millions of Australians, we know that funding for hearing services is fragmented between Commonwealth and State agencies and

Read More »

Hear what our clients
have to say about us

Marjorie’s Story

Better hearing has improved every aspect of my life, especially keeping in touch with friends and family.