How Phonak Hearing Aids Work
The best hearing aids go far beyond amplification to make lost sounds audible again. They can emphasize sounds coming from specific directions, differentiate types of sound, reduce noise and compress frequencies. This is all done automatically by the hearing aid, which recognizes and adapts to the situations the wearer is in.
The latest Phonak hearing aids also connect to smartphones, TVs and more — providing audio streaming from countless devices. They also make hands-free calls possible. Rechargeable options make using a hearing aid even more hassle-free.
Buying A Hearing Aid
Phonak offers a variety of innovative hearing aids, with varying features and pow er levels for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss, as well as for those with more severe to profound loss. Rechargeable hearing aids and Bluetooth®-enabled hearing aids are also available, alongside other hearing devices.
Book An Appointment
Our highly trained and experienced hearing aid experts can help make sense of all the available information on hearing loss solutions and apply them to you. Our job is to learn more about you – your lifestyle, your hearing loss, and your concerns. Based on the conversation, your consultant will suggest hearing aids that have the right technology and comfort level based on your own personal needs and wants. The next step is to have a comprehensive hearing test done at one of our 12 locations. The hearing specialist will use the data from your test, along with the information we provided them (your customer profile), and recommend suitable devices. Once your devices are properly fitted and adjusted, you will begin to experience better hearing, day by day.
Different Type of Hearing Aids
In BTE hearing aids, all of the technology is contained inside a durable case that sits on the back of the outer ear. Sounds are transmitted to the user’s ear directly, via a small tube or through an ear mold that sits in the ear. BTE hearing aids typically are the largest and most visible, but also the most powerful hearing aids available.
RIC hearing aids rest on the back of the outer ear, just like behind-the-ear hearing aids. The difference between the two however is that the speaker is not inside the case with the rest of the technology. Instead the speaker is inside an ear mold or dome that sits inside the ear and then connected to the case by a wire. Due to this different setup, this type of hearing aid has traditionally been smaller, lighter and more discreet than a BTE, but not powerful enough for wearers with more extensive hearing loss.
ITE hearing aids sit inside your ear. There are various types in this category, from the slightly larger but more powerful ITC (In-The-Canal) to the smaller CIC (Completely-In-Canal) or the virtually invisible IIC (Invisible-In-Canal) Hearing aids.