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Custom Hearing Aids (ITE / ITC / CIC)

Custom Hearing Aids also known as In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC) or Completely-in-Canal (CIC). They are custom moulded to fit specifically into the individuals ear and come in a wide range of sizes and styles.

Independent Hearing offers a wide range of high quality custom hearing aids with many options such as: volume control, program buttons, inbuilt tinnitus programs and now also comes in a rechargeable option.

Advantages of Custom Hearing Aids

In-the-Ear (ITE): The larger of the custom styles which allows this style to have the most features of the custom style devices. Due to the larger size of the device it allows for a larger battery size which increases the power output and battery life for this style of device. Added features such as Tele-Coil, Program Buttons, Volume Wheels can also be added and the latest models also now come in a rechargeable option. 

In-the-Canal (ITC): The ITC hearing aid is a smaller version of the ITE and boasts many of the same abilities. Given the reduction in size controls such as the volume wheel or program button are typically not available as the reduced size removes the ability to add these features. For individuals looking for a more discreet option with similar output to the ITE then this may be the option for you.

Completely-in-Canal (CIC): The CIC hearing aid is the smaller version of the custom hearing aid range. This style is very discreet and a is popular version of the custom style of hearing aids.

Hearing Aids to Suit Every Need

Hearing Aids come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. From the invisible in canal hearing aids designed to be concealed entirely in the canal to the newer receiver in canal models that come rechargeable and directly stream to your mobile phone. No matter what your preference there is a style to suit every need. To assist you with your selection we have provided information on the different types of hearing aids below.

Receiver In Canal Hearing Aids (RIC)

RIC hearing aids (also referred as RITE Receiver-in-the-Ear) are one of the most common hearing aid styles. Receiver-in-canal hearing aids are very discreet and have the capability to fit all types of hearing loss.

Invisible Hearing Aids (IIC)

IIC hearing aids are designed to be concealed completely in the ear canal. These invisible-in-canal hearing aids are custom fit and are the most discreet hearing aid style available in the market.

Behind The Ear Hearing Aids (BTE)

BTE hearing aids are the most common hearing aid style. They are designed to fit all types of hearing loss and typically require a lower level of maintenance.              

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Why Choose Independent Hearing

Independent Hearing is a government accredited hearing provider located in Adelaide, Port Lincoln and Whyalla. We offer a full range of audiology services for Pension & Veteran Card Holders, eligible NDIS recipients and Private patients.

Multiple locations

We service a number of locations across South Australia which include Adelaide (Kurralta Park, Melrose Park and Paralowie) as well as clinics located in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Tumby Bay and Wudinna.

Expert professionals

Our team of hearing care professionals are dedicated to assisting you with all your hearing related needs. As a fully independent provider we have access to an extensive range of the latest hearing aids and hearing products on the market today. This enables us to provide an individually tailored experience to every patient and ensure they are receiving the right product that will meet their specific needs.
Luke Argent
Luke is a Co-founder/Director and Senior Audiometrist at Independent Hearing and graduated with a Diploma of Audiometry in 2018. He holds a Qualified Practitioner (QP) number with the Federal Government’s Hearing Services Program. Luke has been involved with the hearing industry since 2015 when he co-founded the business ‘Eyre Hearing’. Due to an expansion of the business in 2020 it was rebranded to its current name ‘Independent Hearing’.

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