Connect again to the world of sound with hearing aids and other assistive listening devices from Rule Hearing Centre. With careful evaluation, our hearing specialist can help find the hearing aid that is right for you. We carry a wide range of hearing aids to accommodate everyone. At Rule Hearing Centre in Chatham, we carry a large variety of hearing instruments to fit any age:
These are the smallest hearing aids available and are inserted deep into the ear canal. Although they are cosmetically appealing, their small size and small batteries are not ideal for everyone. The small size of the CIC may also limit the program options possible. They are suited for mild to moderate hearing losses.
The ITC aid is slightly larger than the CIC, and is inserted to the ear canal. They provide enough room to accommodate additional options that may not fit into the CIC, such as volume control and allow for a larger battery. The ITC is suited for a mild to moderate hearing loss.
The ITE is available in half-shell and full-shell options. These aids sit inside the outer ear and ear canal. Their larger size can accommodate many functions and features as well as a larger battery size. These hearing aids are well suited for mild to severe hearing losses.
The BTE amplifying unit sits behind the ear and is connected by tubing to a customized ear mold placed in the ear canal. The BTE offers the most power and programming capabilities. They are suitable for mild to profound losses.
Receiver in Canal (RIC)
The RIC is a small BTE hearing aid that is connected to a small wire and dome placed into the ear canal. This type of fitting is very comfortable and discreet. It allows you to hear low frequency sounds naturally and is suitable for mild to moderate high-frequency hearing losses.