Hearing Services, Hearing Aids & Ear Wax Removal Glasgow
0141 954 6030

Which hearing aid is right for me?

Modern hearing aids are highly sophisticated and elegant devices which can be chosen and recommended to match your hearing needs, your lifestyle, your cosmetic preferences and your pocket.

Recent innovations have seen increasing miniaturisation and the advent of wireless hearing aids which can communicate with telephones, televisions and computers.

Here we explain the different types of hearing aid on the market:

Behind-the-ear (BTE) style sits comfortably behind your ear, with sounds passing through a tube to an earmould that fits in your outer ear.

For mild to profound hearing losses

Receiver-in-canal (RIC) is a behind-the-ear solution that uses a tiny speaker in the ear canal to deliver quality sound. This provides more natural sound and less occlusion (blocked ear feeling) than a traditional BTE.

For mild to severe hearing losses

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) fits deep inside your ear canal, making it almost invisible.

For mild to moderately severe hearing losses

In-the-canal (ITC) fits almost entirely inside your ear canal. The slight size increase allows the ITC to accommodate options that may not fit on a CIC.

For mild to moderately severe hearing losses

In-the-ear (ITE) fits securely in your outer ear and provides sufficient space for extra options.

For mild to severe hearing losses

If you're still not sure which style is right for you, we offer a remarkable 'try before you buy' service.

Flex Trial allows you to test a fully fitted and customized hearing aid in all settings and conditions.

  • We'll test your hearing free of charge.
  • If you qualify you will go home with hearing aids at an agreed technology level precisely programmed to your hearing needs and preferences.
  • You can try this out in the comfort of your own life.
  • If you decide you love them you can move forward to the purchase of your own hearing aids.
  • If it's something less than love - no problem - you might want to try another level of technology or you simply might want to walk away. If so you will owe us absolutely nothing.
  • We are a Unitron approved Flex Trial Centre and we would be delighted to introduce you to the programme.

We've been doing this for over 20 years and we're only too happy to answer your questions or have an informal chat. Call us on 0141 954 6030 or pop into our clinic at 538 Crow Road Glasgow.