Hearing Aids

what style is right for me?

The choice of a hearing aid style is not just a cosmetic one. The style that you choose can impact your overall experience with the device, including factors like sound quality, maintenance, insertion, connectivity to external devices, and battery life.

Your audiologist will help you to select a style by explaining which ones would be appropriate for your degree of hearing loss and then explaining the benefits and potential downsides of the remaining options. 

Styles

Receiver in the canal (RIC)

Small discreet hearing aid that sits both behind the ear and is connected via an earwire to a small dome that sits deep in the ear canal. Generally appropriate for high frequency hearing loss or mild to moderate hearing losses.

Behind The Ear (BTE)

Large hearing aid that sits behind the ear and sends sound to a custom made earmold in the ear via an earhook and tube. Generally appropriate for mild to profound hearing losses.

Completely In the Canal (CIC)

Small discreet hearing aid that is custom made to fit deep in the ear canal. Generally appropriate for mild to moderate hearing losses.

In The Canal (ITC)

Small custom-made hearing aid that sits at the edge of the ear canal. Generally appropriate for mild to moderately severe hearing losses.

In The Ear (ITE)

Custom-made hearing aid that fills the concha of the ear, either half shell or full shell. Generally appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses.

CONTACT

Tel: (416) 340-4800 ext.7067

Fax: 416-340-5149

info@MunkHearingCentre.ca

7th Floor, Norman Urquart Wing - Room 820

Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth St.

Toronto, ON. M5G 2C4

HOURS

Monday: 8am - 4pm

Tuesday: 8am - 4pm

Wednesday: 8am - 4pm

Thursday: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 3pm

*Note: We close for lunch from

12-1pm except for Fridays

To get to us: Take any elevator within the hospital to the 7th floor, Norman Urquart Wing. Follow the signs to the Munk Hearing Centre.

 

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