Hearing Aids


Services we provide by appointment:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Assessments - Adults/Children5+
  • Hearing Aid Fitting/Servicing/Batteries
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Balance, Dizziness, Vertigo Assessments
  • Custom Hearing Protection
  • Industrial Hearing Tests
  • Wax Removal


It’s your choice…

  • Feilding Clinic or Palmerston North Clinic.
  • Andrea Hopkins or Sam Veale.


There are THREE FUNDAMENTAL aspects to deciding on which hearing aids may be suitable:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Assessment results.
  • Specific circumstances of communication difficulty.
  • Available Subsidies and Budget of the hearing aid user.

NO DECISION ON HEARING AIDS can be made, without a thorough exploration of ALL THREE aspects.


Hearing Aids come in many different shapes and sizes:

  • BTE means Behind-The-Ear, usually with an earmould to bring the sound into the ear.
  • RITE means Receiver-In-The-Ear. Similar to a BTE, but with only a wire carrying the signal to the ear.
  • RIC means Receiver-In-Canal. Another term for RITE.
  • ITE means In-The-Ear.  This is a one-piece hearing aid, with all the components sitting in the ear.
  • ITC means In-The-Canal.  Similar to ITE, but smaller in size.
  • CIC means Completely-In-Canal.  Similar to ITC, but even smaller and more discrete.
  • IIC means Invisible-In-Canal, and is even smaller than a CIC hearing aid.



There are pros and cons for each different size and shape….



These ones never need batteries, but….



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