hearing aid types

Hearing Aid Brands

Choose a Hearing Aid that's right for you.

Acute Hearing is a family operated hearing centre. The Audiologist will describe the different options from the full range of manufacturers based on your unique hearing loss and speech in noise hearing performance. The Audiologist then allows you to choose the best solution based on your budget, comfort, the look and your lifestyle. We also take into consideration the hearing aid brand and whether it is the most up to date technology, whether the hearing aid brand is more prone to repairs, what level of service/ lead times are available with the hearing aid manufacturer. We want you to get the best hearing aid available in Australia for your circumstances that will be the most reliable for you for ongoing use.

As each hearing loss is unique, your Audiologist may talk to you about solutions from any of the following manufacturers - we do review all brands of hearing aids and the models all the time to ensure that we have a large range and can provide you with the best solution. Below is examples of some of our great hearing aid options. Acute Hearing are discrete/ custom (in the ear) specialists.

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The road to better hearing is about much more than a hearing aid. Getting hearing aids is an important step to treating a hearing loss, but it's not the finish line. Adapting to hearing aids is more like learning to drive than putting on new reading glasses. It is a process that takes time, commitment, education, patience and practice.

Hearing Aid Brands

As each hearing loss is unique, your Audiologist may talk to you about solutions from any of the following manufacturers - we do review all brands of hearing aids and the models all the time to ensure that we have a large range and can provide you with the best solution. Below is examples of some of our great hearing aid options. Acute Hearing are discrete/ custom (in the ear) specialists.



Hearing Aid Styles

Hearing aids come in many common styles, though not every one is right for every individual. Factors such as the wearer's level of hearing loss, size of ear canal, even dexterity issues impact which style your hearing care professional ultimately recommends.

Invisible Products

Rest in the second bend of the ear canal, where virtually no one can see them.

starkey invisible hearing aids
  • Completely invisible in most ears
  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Custom-made for you

Completely-In-Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids

Only the head of a tiny plastic line shows above the canal.

starkey in the canal hearing aids
  • Virtually undetectable
  • For mild to moderately severe hearing loss
  • Custom-made for you

In-The-Canal (ITC) Hearing Aids

Custom earmold fits in the ear canal. Smaller portion shows in outer ear.


  • For mild to mildly severe hearing loss
  • Variety of technology level choices that previously required a larger aid
  • Custom-made for you

In-The-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

Custom-formed earmold that fits within the outer portion of the ear.

starkey in the ear hearing aids
  • Easy to adjust
  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Custom-made for you

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids

Small, discreet, and quick to fit. Perfect for many first-time wearers.

starkey receiver in canal hearing aids
  • Comfortable open fit
  • Sleek design barely visible when worn
  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Variety of color options available

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

The world's most common style. Available in regular, mini, Power or Power Plus.

starkey behind the ear hearing aids
  • Discreet design
  • For moderate to severe hearing loss
  • Variety of color options available


Talk to us about the best hearing aid for your lifestyle. Call us on (02) 8599 1600 or email us at drummoyne@acutehearingnsw.com.au for our Drummoyne Clinic or call us on (02) 8859 8880 or email us at wph@acutehearingnsw.com.au for our West Pennant Hills Clinic.

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