How Hearing Works
The brain is our main hearing organ. The video below explains how our ears change a physical vibration into a neural impulse that can be interpreted by the brain.
Hearing loss can arise from anywhere along the auditory system. At Medical Audiology, we work closely with your GP and ENT Specialists to ensure appropriate referral and management in all cases.
Optimum hearing aid type is determined by a person’s hearing loss, health status of the ear, needs and wants as well as physical considerations. At Medical Audiology, we consider all these factors in recommending your hearing aids.
Hearing aids are available in many shapes and sizes.
Behind the ear
BTE (behind the ear) sits behind the ear, offers a wide range of size, colours, manual controls and can suit variable degrees of hearing loss.
In the Canal
ITC (in the canal) is slightly larger than the CIC and therefore you can have manual controls.
In the Ear
ITE (in the ear) is larger than the ITC and depending on its size will be visible in the ear. You can also have manual controls.