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Why not to buy hearing aids online

Quick question…

Would you buy a car or even a house online without seeing them first? Would you buy a pair of glasses online without trying them to make sure they were right for you?


We advise not buying hearing aids online. Everyone’s hearing is different – and so each hearing aid must be too.


Do you know the different types of hearing aids?

Gone are the days when people had to choose from a few mandatory devices.

From Behind-The-Ear to invisible hearing aids, there is now a wide selection of quality aids that could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

What types are available and where can I get them?

There are a number of hearing aids available which are produced by various manufacturers worldwide. But do you know your IIC from your CIC?



BTE Behind-The-Ear (“BTE”)

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are likely models you’ve seen before. With the latest technology, they are smaller and more powerful than ever before.

The BTE hearing aids are more discreet than their predecessors – they can’t often be seen behind the ear, especially if under hair. They come in many colours so they can blend with your hair.

BTE hearing aids are ideal for people, no matter what the degree of hearing loss.  


Receiver in the ear hearing aids Receiver-in-the-Canal (“RIC”) and Receiver-in-the-Ear (“RITE”)

These two types of hearing aids are considerably smaller versions of the BTE. You can benefit from a naturally fitting hearing aid which hosts powerful technology.

These types of hearing aids also come in a variety of colours to suit you and can be suitable for most degrees of hearing loss. It is the most common type of aid provided.



ITE hearing aids In-The-Ear (“ITE”)

ITE hearing aids are custom made for your ears – providing you with a comfortable fit. Unlike the BTE, RIC and RITE, the ITE hearing aids have their technology within the shell inside the ear, which means you can benefit from having nothing behind your ear.

Due to the style of the ITE hearing aids, they can be beneficial for even severe hearing loss (but it’s best to have a full hearing test and be advised by an Audiologist to make sure it’s the best choice for you).



CIC Hearing Aids Completely-In-Canal (“CIC”)

The CIC is a small, very discreet hearing aid. By fitting completely inside the ear canal, there is less for others to see.

These hearing aids are also custom fit and are moulded to the shape of your ear canal. This means you get a comfortable fit.



IIC Hearing Aids Invisible-In-Canal (“IIC”)

These hearing aids are designed to fit comfortably inside the ear and be virtually invisible (depending on the shape of your ear canal – individual differences may cause invisibility to vary).

The IIC hearing aids can offer discretion whilst maintaining a high level of performance – perfect if you want to keep your hearing loss between you are your hearing aids.



Spectacle Hearing Aids

Spectacle Hearing Aids

These hearing aids have dual functionality which can help improve your hearing whilst also correcting your vision.

Spectacle hearing aids come in a wide variety of stylish frames – including your existing frames - and can offer discretion for your hearing loss.

As well as offering high performance for both your ears and eyes, they are comfortable and ideal for those who need to wear both glasses and hearing aids.


What can I do?

With a number of hearing aid companies in the UK providing devices from many different manufacturers, who do you choose to help with your hearing care?


First step - Know who you are buying from!

A trusted company supported by the community

Endorsed by trusted leading experts

Get the support you need via Phone, Email or Face-to-Face

High quality Hearing Aids

Best technology available

Pay monthly plans

Hearing Aids that can be adjusted if your hearing changes


Try before you buy!

Book a free appointment at your local Hearing Centre

Speak with a qualified Hearing Aid Dispenser – not a salesperson

Meet our friendly team

Gain a full understanding of your hearing and what we can do to help you

If they are needed, try the recommended hearing aids for you

The Hearing Aid Dispenser will be on hand to help


At Hidden Hearing, we make a commitment to you to provide the best hearing care possible. We will recommend the best solutions for you, should you need it. If you don’t need a hearing aid, we won’t sell one to you.

See how hearing aids can amplify your life today – book your free appointment today!

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