About Hearing Aids

Hearing aid solutions, fitting and pricing
As an independent clinic Eastern Audiology has access to the most up-to-date hearing aid technology on the market. That means we can find you a hearing aid that looks and feels right and suits your budget.

Helping You as an Independent Specialist Service

At Eastern Audiology we supply and fit a large range of hearing aids and accessories. We’re not restricted to a handful of hearing aid manufacturers, which means you can choose from the best of the best.
Our audiologists continuously keep up-to-date with new and advancing technologies, including bluetooth connectivity to mobile phones and television and rechargeable solutions.
When we recommend a certain brand, you can be assured that this is because we have researched the benefits, not because of any obligation or discount.
Learn how Eastern Audiology maintains its commitment to only the highest ethical standards.

What is a Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids are small, battery powered, electrical devices with three parts – a microphone, amplifier and receiver (speaker).
Each hearing aid is programmed differently to suit each individual’s hearing. It amplifies sounds that can’t be heard due to the hearing loss. A hearing aid is not designed to make everything louder but to make sounds more clear, in particular, speech.

Hearing Aid Solutions


These hearing aids come in open fit and standard canal designs to sit snugly on the top of the ear.


Tailor made to fit your unique needs & ear shape, developed in close consultation with every client.


The Receive in Canal (RIC) aids are very comfortable and often smaller than other hearing aids.

Our Fitting Process

Choosing a hearing aid can feel overwhelming.

At Eastern Audiology we take the time to get to know you and your hearing needs and discuss your options to find the right fit for you.

We start with a chat about any problems you’re experiencing, your communication needs, your hearing and ear health history and a thorough audiological evaluation.

We will then recommend hearing aids that most suit your hearing, communication goals, lifestyle and budget.

Hearing Aid Pricing

At Eastern Audiology we keep it simple.
We have designed two packages to suit your individual needs and budget. Under both packages you’ll get an exceptional quality service and the greatest care possible from the team. We will guide you through the best option for your specific needs to help you decide which fitting package will suit you best.

Advanced technology for superior sound

Hearing aids have advanced significantly over the years in both functionality and style.

As the sophistication of technology increases so does its ability to automatically respond to the listeners needs. Modern hearing aids have been designed to work in more complex environments and include effective noise reduction features.


Key facts

Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify sound to improve hearing for individuals with hearing loss. They come in various styles (BTE, ITE, CIC) and provide benefits such as enhanced speech understanding and improved communication. Consulting a hearing healthcare professional is important to determine the most suitable hearing aid, undergo proper fitting, adjustments, and ongoing care for optimal effectiveness.

What are hearing aids?

Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify sound to improve the hearing of individuals with hearing loss. They make sounds louder, clearer, and more accessible.

How do hearing aids work?

Most modern hearing aids use digital technology. They convert sound into digital signals, which can be processed and customized to meet individual hearing needs, allowing for precise and personalized amplification.

How do I know if I need hearing aids?

Deciding whether you need hearing aids depends on your specific circumstances and the extent of your hearing loss. If you struggle to understand conversations, frequently ask others to repeat themselves, or face difficulties hearing in different environments, it is advisable to consult with a hearing healthcare professional. They can conduct a comprehensive hearing evaluation to assess the type and severity of your hearing loss and provide recommendations on whether hearing aids are suitable for your needs. Factors such as the impact of hearing loss on your daily life and communication abilities will also be taken into account in the decision-making process.

What types of hearing aids are there?

Various types of hearing aids are available, each with its own design and placement. The choice of hearing aid type depends on factors such as the degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, dexterity, and personal preference. Here are the common types of hearing aids:

  • Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids: They consist of a small plastic case placed behind the ear, connected to an earmold or a thin tube delivering sound into the ear canal. BTE aids are suitable for a wide range of hearing losses and are often recommended for children and individuals with severe hearing loss.
  • Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) or receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids: These aids are similar to BTE aids but have a thin wire or receiver in the ear canal, connected to the main body behind the ear. RIC/RITE aids are discreet, provide a natural sound experience, and are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
  • In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids: Custom-made to fit the outer portion of the ear, ITE aids are larger than RIC/BTE aids and easier to handle for individuals with dexterity challenges. They are suitable for mild to severe hearing loss.
  • In-the-canal (ITC) and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) hearing aids: ITC and CIC aids are custom-made and fit partially (ITC) or completely (CIC) into the ear canal. They are less visible than other types of hearing aids and offer cosmetic advantages. ITC and CIC aids are suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss.
  • Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aids: IIC aids are the smallest and most discreet type. They are custom-made to fit deep inside the ear canal, making them virtually invisible. IIC aids are suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss.

Remember that the suitability of each type varies based on factors such as ear anatomy, hearing loss configuration, and personal preference. Consult with an audiologist to determine the most appropriate hearing aid type for your needs.

How do I choose which type of hearing aid to use?

Choosing the right hearing aid type involves considering several factors. These include the severity and type of hearing loss, personal preferences regarding visibility and aesthetics, lifestyle and communication needs, dexterity for handling and maintenance, and any specific features required, such as connectivity with other devices. It is important to consult with a hearing healthcare professional who can conduct a comprehensive assessment, understand your needs, and guide you in selecting the most suitable hearing aid type. By working closely with your audiologist and considering these factors, you can make an informed decision about the hearing aid that best meets your needs and aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.

Tips for using hearing aids

Here are some tips for effectively using hearing aids:

  1. Allow for adaptation time: It takes time for your brain to adjust to the amplified sounds provided by hearing aids. Be patient and give yourself a gradual acclimatization period.
  2. Follow proper maintenance: Regularly clean your hearing aids using recommended methods and keep them dry. Replace batteries as needed and schedule regular check-ups with your hearing healthcare professional for maintenance and adjustments.
  3. Practice good battery management: Keep spare batteries on hand and consider using battery testers to ensure an adequate power supply. Develop a routine for battery replacement to avoid unexpected power loss.
  4. Communicate your needs: Inform family, friends, and coworkers about your hearing aids and let them know how they can assist in effective communication, such as speaking clearly, facing you directly, or reducing background noise.
  5. Explore additional features: Familiarize yourself with the features and settings of your hearing aids, such as volume control or different listening programs. Experiment with them in various environments to find the settings that work best for you.

Remember, your hearing healthcare professional can provide personalized guidance and additional tips specific to your needs and hearing aid model.

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