If you think you or a loved one would benefit from wearing hearing aids, you have come to the right place. We have information on the different styles of hearing aids, features, brands, accessories, repairs, and maintenance.
Styles of Hearing Aids
There are many styles of hearing aids available, each with their own design that can work better with different levels of hearing loss. Click here for a full summary of each style of hearing aids and some information on the different technology that can be in hearing aids.
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Hearing Aid Brands & Technology
There are many different hearing aid brands and manufacturers that you can choose from. Each brand will have the same styles and technology mentioned, but with their own models. We can sell hearing aids from any of the major manufacturers in Canada, including Widex and Signia.
Widex Hearing Aids
Widex is a manufacturer dedicated to innovating hearing aid technology to fit people’s lifestyles. They were the first brand to release a hearing aid that learns your preferences and automatically updates your settings as you move between different environments. The range of Widex hearing aid models includes:
- WIDEX MOMENT
- WIDEX EVOKE
- WIDEX Beyond
- WIDEX Unique
Signia Hearing Aids
Signia is known as a hearing aid brand with some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids on the market. They focus on rechargeability, and on Bluetooth connectivity features so you can connect with your devices. Here is a list of Signia models:
- Signia Pure Charge & Go AX
- Signia Active Pro
- Signia Styletto X
- Signia Pure Charge & Go X
- Signia Pure 312 X
- Signia Motion X
- Signia SILK X
- Signia CROS X
Technology in Hearing Aids
Our hearing aids come with a variety of popular features, including:
- Bluetooth hearing aids
- Wireless hearing aids
- Rechargeable hearing aids
- Small, slim, and discreet hearing aids
- Hearing aids that automatically adjust to your environment
- Hearing aids that can connect remotely to your hearing care provider for adjusting and tuning instead of coming into the clinic
If there is a feature you would like your hearing aids to have, you can call and ask us about it at any time!
Hearing Aid Maintenance
Regular maintenance and cleaning should be performed on your hearing aids. Care instructions for your hearing aids will be given to you when you receive the devices and our hearing care professional will go over the information with you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
If your hearing aid needs a simple repair, they are easily managed at our clinic. Most of the time a thorough clean and check of your hearing aids resolves hearing aid issues. Sometimes hearing aids need small repairs such as:
- Changing tubes
- Changing wax guards
- Cleaning the receivers
If the damage to the hearing aid is more severe, they are sent to the manufacturers for repair. Most hearing aid manufacturers in Canada are located in Ontario. It may take between five to ten business days to receive your hearing aids back from repair. Our hearing care professionals will give you a call when your hearing aids are ready to be picked up at the clinic.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries are an essential part of your hearing aids as they power the device to work. There are different types and sizes of batteries that are used for different models of hearing aids. The larger and more powerful hearing aids, such as Behind-The-Ear hearing aids, require larger batteries. Smaller hearing aids, like In-The-Ear hearing aids, need smaller batteries so the hearing aid can still fit in your ear.
There are also rechargeable hearing aids, so you don’t have to replace the battery. Instead, you simply place the hearing aids on the charger.
If you want to know what size of battery your hearing aid requires you can check the battery package or contact your local hearing clinic.
Replacing the Batteries
When replacing the batteries, please ensure that you insert the batteries with the minus and plus sides pointing the right way. If the battery compartment will not close, or is difficult to close, it is usually because the battery has been inserted the wrong way.
There are now hearing aids available that use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable batteries.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Hearing aid accessories can help enhance your hearing aids to make certain situations even better. Whether you are looking at TV streaming devices, remote controls, or accessories to help maintain your hearing aids, there is probably a device that can help you hear even better. Here are some of the hearing aid accessories that may be available to you.