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3 TYPES OF
BEHIND-THE-EAR
HEARING
AIDS

THE CLASSIC BTE

THE OPEN
BEHIND-THE-EAR
HEARING AIDS
(THIN TUBE)

HEARING AID
WITH A
RECEIVER-IN-THE-EAR
(RITE)

IN-THE-EAR
HEARING
AIDS:

These hearings aids have some similarities. They are all custom-made. Their electronic items are placed within the ear. About four different models exist on the market :

FULL SHELL OR
IN-THE-EAR (ITE)

HALF-SHELL (HS)
OR CANAL (ITC)

COMPLETELY
IN-THE-CANAL
(CIC)

INVISIBLE
IN-THE-CANAL
(IIC)

AN ASSESSMENT BY AN AUDIOPROSTHETIST IS REQUIRED TO DETERMINE IF THE HEARING AID IS SUITABLE FOR THE NEEDS OF THE PATIENT.

OTHER
DEVICES

WIRELESS
BICROS

TINNITUS
MASKER

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES (ALDs)

Although hearing aids are becoming more efficient, the fact remains that some situations may remain difficult. The problems encountered could be better solved through assistive listening devices.

FOR INSTANCE :

Television amplifier

You can watch television from a certain distance (wireless). A transmitter is connected and sends information to a headset. Multiples models are available to fit your tastes. Two technologies are used to transmit the signal: infrared technology and FM radio wave. They both offer different advantages. You will determine which one is better for you with your audioprosthesist.

Environment controls

This system can be connected to lights in the house or worn as a pager. Both systems send an alert when the phone, the doorbell or the fire alarm rings.

Other auditory assistive listening devices are available. Please, consult a hearing professional to determine if you need one of these devices.

Phone amplifier

This conventional phone is not that different from your regular one. It owns the same functions such as digital display, speed dial and phonebook. However, it includes an amplifier to increase the volume of the caller’s voice. This system is made for the hearing impaired and is available wired or wireless.

OTHER AUDITORY ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE. PLEASE, CONSULT A HEARING PROFESSIONAL TO DETERMINE IF YOU NEED ONE OF THESE DEVICES.

HEARING PROTECTORS

You will face a whole range of different sounds in your life. At school, work, home, outside or leisure, these sounds can reach a high level of intensity, thus damaging your hearing. You must protect it.

Hearing protectors for bathing

Hearing protectors for bathing offer a specific customized adjustment to protect sensitive ears against irritation or infection caused by water in ears.

This system is ideal for everybody, from toddlers with
transtympanic tubes to adults needing protection from water. It is the best protection for bathing, swimming, jet-skiing, scuba-diving or showering. A molded protection ensures perfect sealing. You will no longer have to worry about ear infection.

Hearing protectors for musician

Whether you are a spectator or musician, you can protect your hearing and still appreciate music. Hearing protection allows music lovers to enjoy the whole tonal range, from high to low pitch, highly appreciated when playing or listening to music.

A special filter allows you to listen to music while protecting your hearing. Enjoy each and every moment without any meaningful loss of sound quality. Book an appointment with our team, they will help and guide you to choose the right filter.

Noise-canceling hearing protectors

Custom-made thanks to a mold of your ear, they ensure maximum protection and comfort. A few options are available: rope, extraction handle, ventilation, voice filter, metal detector ready. The number one choice of workers.

Hearing protectors for hunting

A simple shotgun reaches 140 decibels, which is sufficient enough to lead to a permanent hearing loss.
Customized hearing protection for hunting and high frequency noises are specially made for this type of transient noises. This earplug is made to perfectly fit your ear and protect you from loud and sudden noises.

AID PROGRAMS

Some governmental organizations can refund the purchase price, replacement and maintenance costs of your hearing aids.

Each audioprosthesist at Milot & Tremblay is an active member of the College of Audioprosthetists of Quebec, Professional Association of Audioprosthesists of Quebec and are certified by paying institutions.

Specific conditions apply for each of them. When visiting one of our clinics, we will be able to determine if you are eligible for one of these aid programs.

For instance, the CNESST(formerly known as the CSST), the RAMQ,  the refundable tax credit for the acquisition of hearing aids, the Department of Veterans Affairs and all private insurances.

Did you know that it is now possible to get a provincial tax refund when you buy your hearing aids? If you are over 70 and you buy two hearing aids you could receive up to $ 1,590 in tax refunds.

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