Hearing aids: find the right hearing aid for you

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Quality hearing aid solutions at HearingLife

We offer a range of modern digital hearing aids. And with our 90-day, risk-free trial period, you can experience your hearing aids at home before you commit!

Everyone’s needs are different, and our hearing care professionals are here to help you choose the best hearing aid for you. They'll even adjust it specifically to suit your lifestyle.

 

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What is a hearing aid?

Hearing aids are small, high-tech devices that help you hear if you suffer from hearing loss. They intelligently amplify your surrounding sounds (such as conversations, TV shows, or the radio) to help you communicate and participate in everyday situations.

How does a hearing aid work?
Sound is carried across three different hearing aid parts:

  1. Microphone - receives sound waves and converts them into electrical signals
  2. Amplifier - increases the strength of the audio signals and sends them on to the ear
  3. Receiver / speaker - converts the amplified electrical audio signals into sound and sends them further into the ear canal
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4 popular types of hearing aids

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Invisible hearing aids
The most discreet hearing aid model is in-the-ear (ITE). It is almost invisible.
Invisible hearing aids
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Versatile hearing aids 
The Behind-the-ear (BTE) model is available in various sizes and colours. It is suitable for moderate to severe hearing loss.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
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Half/full shell hearing aids
Slightly larger than an in-the-ear, this hearing aid has a longer battery life and is suitable for a more progressed hearing loss.
Half/full shell hearing aids
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Bluetooth hearing aids
Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to connect to other devices, such as smartphones and TVs.
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Hearing aid types comparison table

There’s more than one factor to consider when choosing a hearing aid. To make sure you get the one that’s right for you, you’ll need to consider a few things, such as the severity of your hearing loss, ear canal shape, dexterity, lifestyle, your budget and other personal preferences.  The guide below will help you get to grips with the differences between the main types of hearing aids.

  Invisible-in-the- canalInvisible-in-the-canal Completely-in-the-canalCompletely-in-the-canal In-the-canalIn-the-canal Half/Full shell in-the-earHalf/Full shell in-the-ear miniRITE (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE (Receiver-in-the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in- the-ear)
miniRITE R (Receiver-in-the-ear)
Behind-the-ear Plus Power
Behind-the-ear Plus/Ultra Power
Most discreet - - -
Bluetooth connectivity  - -
Long battery life - - -
Easy to adjust volume and programs - - -
Exchangeable battery -
Rechargeable battery - - - - - -
Mild to moderate hearing loss -
Severe hearing loss - - -
Profound hearing loss  - - - - - -

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6 benefits of wearing hearing aids

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1. Hear clearly in most situations, and enjoy life more
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2. Be able to participate in every conversation
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3. Avoid stress and discomfort caused by impaired hearing
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4. Avoid having to ask people to repeat themselves
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5. Hear phone conversations effortlessly
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6. Listen to TV at the same volume as other people around you

Bob

"When I play softball, it's not only about winning, it's also about communicating with my teammates. The social aspects. And not missing out on anything in my life"

 

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I would say the most important thing in life is the freedom to be yourself.

 

Bob is smiling while getting ready to play softball

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I have an ambitious mindset.

I want to perform when it comes to sports. I want to perform when it comes to work.

 

And actually, I want to live my life to the fullest.

 

Bob holds a softball bat and warms up.

 

Bob walks towards his teammate and gives him a fist bump

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Imagine that ability being taken away from you.

 

Bob sits on the spectator row and watches the others play while talking with his teammate

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I am taking the responsibility to be free.

Free to achieve things in life with no compromise.

 

Zoom in on Bobs face. Zoom out on Bob throwing the ball.

 

Bob talks with an audiologist in a clinic

Music

 

When I play softball, it is not only about winning. It is also about communicating with my teammates.

The social aspect and not missing out on anything in my life.

 

 

Bob inserts his hearing aids and interacts with his teammates

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Hearing aid brands and models

There are many high-quality, reliable hearing aids on the market. Each brand or model is unique in its own way, and it can be difficult knowing where to start. We’ve brought together the most important information about the brands and models we offer at Audika. This way, you can get a quick overview of all your different available options. 

Latest hearing aid technologies and features

Hearing aids have gone through major technological innovations during the past decade. Today's digital hearing aids deliver better sound quality and can make your life easier through intelligent, high-tech features.

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Advanced Hearing Technology
The latest hearing aids deliver more sounds to the brain that are clearer, all while improving speech understanding and reducing listening effort.

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Bluetooth connectivity
Bluetooth hearing aids allow you to wirelessly connect to a range of devices. You can hear music, take phone calls, and listen to TV audio, either directly from your hearing aids or via a hearing aid app.

Bluetooth hearing aids

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Rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries are good for the environment and your wallet when compared to disposable batteries, which you need to buy and throw away more often.

Rechargeable hearing aids

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Tinnitus support
People with hearing loss can also experience symptoms of tinnitus. Hearing aids can provide tinnitus relief by sending relief sounds to the ears, which help to decrease the annoyance of tinnitus.
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Feedback reduction
Feedback (often experienced as a whistling sound) in modern hearing aids is much less common due to new technology called Feedback reduction which helps to prevent the feedback sound.
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Smartphone applications
Digital hearing aids can be connected to your smartphone and other phone apps, allowing you to manage hearing device settings and receive notifications on your smart device.
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What is the best hearing aid on the market?

Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all solutions and online hearing aid reviews can be subjective. We want to help you find the best hearing aid, one that’s tailored to you. To do this, we’ll help you carefully consider the following:

  • Your hearing ability
  • Hearing aid type & technology
  • Comfort
  • Price and quality
  • Your lifestyle and listening situations
  • Your dexterity / vision and other individual needs

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Hearing aid prices and financing options in Canada

The price of a hearing aid can vary depending on where you live and what product you choose, but the price generally ranges from $1,000 to $4,000 per unit depending on the specific style and features included. In general, the more advanced the technology and features, the higher the price. Our hearing care professionals are skilled in balancing your hearing needs with your budget to find the right solution for you.

A pair of hearing aids costs about $4.25 per day over 4 years, which is approximately the price of a daily latte.

Insurance plans and medical coverage can also have an effect on the final price of the hearing aids. The more advanced technology and features a hearing aid offers, the higher the price. Finding the right price point for you is a matter of weighing the costs and advantages of hearing aid features and technologies and then matching these with your needs and budget.

Hearing aid prices

Hearing aid finance & payment plans | HearingLife Canada

You don’t need a referral from a doctor to receive a free consultation or to purchase a hearing aid at one of our clinics.

We are happy to help you understand the different payment plans and funding options that are available to you.

Hearing aid financing

FAQ about hearing aids

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Bobae Veronica Kim, Clinical Audiologist and International Trainer

Bobae Veronica Kim is an accredited clinical audiologist and international trainer. She holds a researcher position at the medical school of University of Melbourne and an honorary researcher position at the University of Adelaide.

Bobae has a BSc Economics from University of Sheffield, UK. She also has BSc Health Sciences in Pharmacology from University of Adelaide and a MSc in Clinical Audiology from Flinders University.