Hearing Aid Buying Guide

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Sound Hearing Clinic Inc provides clients in Vancouver with hearing devices . We carry the most popular brands, models and styles of hearing aids so you can find something to fit your hearing needs within your budget.

It can be daunting to try to choose a hearing aid precisely because of how much choice and variety there is. Would you like to know more about hearing aids so you can make an informed decision? Read on to find all the information you will need.

Types of Hearing Aids

You can choose the type of hearing aid you want. There is a lot of variety in the hearing aid types, including the following:


Hearing Aid Styles

First, there is the style, where each style is designed to help people with different levels of hearing loss. In general, there are six main hearing aid styles that you can choose from:

  • Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
  • In-The-Ear (ITE)
  • Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)
  • Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE)
  • Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
  • Invisible-In-Canal (IIC)

If you want to learn more about each of these styles and what they are for, you can find out in our complete guide to hearing aid styles here.

Hearing Aid Technology

In addition to the different styles, there are also different levels of technology available. The highest level of technology will include such features as machine learning, the clearest sound quality, and the ability to filter out background noise.

In addition, you can also choose hearing aids with technological features like the following:

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Bluetooth hearing aids

You can connect and stream sound from devices like your smartphone, music player, and more directly to your ears.

Made for iPhone hearing aids

Connect directly to your iPhone™, iPad™, iPod Touch™, or Apple Watch™. If you are interested, we have multiple options available.

Rechargeable hearing aids

You can set the hearing aids into a charging station, so you don’t have to fiddle with small batteries. These are typically a benefit for people that have issues with fine motor skills.

Invisible hearing aids

Smaller hearing aid models that fit inside your ear so no one can see that you are wearing aids require more advanced technology to provide clear sound and sufficient battery life.

Digital hearing aids

Instead of analog sound, new and innovative hearing aids digitize sound that it receives before amplifying it into your ears. It makes it easier to dampen background noise, so it doesn’t interfere with any conversation or TV show you’re trying to listen to.

If you are interested in the different levels of technology available, you can contact us at any time to schedule a free product discussion appointment..

Hearing Aid Repairs

We can repair your hearing aid at our clinics, so you can hear the best you can. Most of the time a thorough clean and check of your hearing aids usually resolves hearing aid issues.

Sometimes hearing aids need small repairs such as:

  • Changing tubes
  • Changing wax guards
  • Cleaning the receivers

We repair and clean hearing aids of all makes and models to keep them working to their full potential. The small repairs can be done at the clinic while you wait. If your hearing aid requires large repairs, you can send them to the manufacturer to be repaired if the manufacturer is still servicing that model.

Hearing Aid Tuning and Adjustments

You may find that, over time, your hearing goes through slight changes. This can lead to your hearing aids not helping as much as they once did. This is why we recommend our clients return for a periodic hearing checkup.

Custom Ear Plugs

There are various situations and lifestyles that need hearing protection. Some workplaces, concerts, and even some simple daily activities such as using a lawn mower, need a certain degree of hearing protection.

At Helix Hearing Care, we offer multiple types of custom ear plugs including:

  • Swimming Ear Plugs
  • Ear Plugs for Sleeping
  • Musicians Ear Plugs
  • Noise Protection Ear Plugs

Each ear plug is custom molded to your ear, so it fits snug in your ear for maximum protection.

Contact us today to schedule a hearing test appointment. After assessing your hearing, we can recommend the best style and level of technology for you and give you a price range based on the brand and model you want.

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Sound Hearing Clinic

207-1160 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2E8


  Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm