Hearing Aids in Muskoka

There are many things to consider when you are thinking about purchasing hearing aids. It can be a big adjustment in your life as it is a change in your daily routine and you may not want to admit that you have hearing loss, but it can also greatly improve your life.

When purchasing hearing aids you can take into consideration the different styles, levels of technology in the hearing aids and various manufacturers that make hearing aids. Your hearing healthcare professional is here to help guide you in the right direction for your hearing loss and lifestyle, so make sure to address any concerns or questions with them.


There are multiple hearing aid styles available from behind-the-ear hearing aids which are more powerful to a smaller and more discreet option like invisible-in-canal. Each hearing aid style can work better for different individuals based on their hearing loss and lifestyle.

Below is a brief description of each style of hearing aids and your hearing healthcare professional can help guide you in the right direction when you are at the clinic.

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Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
Behind-the-ear hearing aids are one of the most common styles of hearing aids you will find. They are more common because they are more powerful and are ideal for people with all levels and types of hearing loss.

The main part of the device sits behind your ear, with a tube and earmold running from it into your ear canal to feed you the sound.

Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)
Receiver-in-canal hearing aids are similar to the BTE and RITE styles. The difference is that the receiver sits inside your ear canal. It is recommended for people with all levels of hearing loss.
Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
Completely-in-canal hearing aids are more discreet than the ITE style. The device sits completely inside the ear canal rather the ITE style which sits on the outer portion of the ear canal. They are almost completely invisible, with only the removal handle being outside of your ear canal. It is recommended for people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
Receiver-In-The-Ear (RITE)
Receiver-in-the-ear hearing aids are very similar to the behind-the-ear hearing aids. The difference between the hearing aids is that the receiver sits just outside of the ear next to the ear canal. It is recommended for people with all levels of hearing loss.
In-The-Ear (ITE)
In-the-ear hearing aids are considerably smaller than the previous styles mentioned above and the whole device sits on the outer portion of your ear canal. They are custom fit to the natural shape of your ear so they fit snug and won’t fall out of your ear. It can be helpful for people with all levels of hearing loss, but are generally not as powerful than the other styles mentioned above.
Invisible-In-Canal (IIC)
Invisible-in-canal hearing aids are even smaller than CIC unit and fit further into your ear canal making it nearly impossible for people to notice you are wearing them. This helps you hear more naturally and are mostly meant for people who have mild to moderate hearing loss.


CROS hearing aids are different than the six styles mentioned above. They don’t have their own size or shape, but they have a specific function that is different from the others. They are meant for people who have hearing loss in one ear so severe that hearing aids couldn’t help, but have normal hearing in the other ear.

This can still affect your overall hearing, so CROS hearing aids come in a pair, with the main device on the ear that has profound hearing loss feeding the sounds it picks up into a device in your good ear.

BiCROS hearing aids are similar, but meant for people whose other ear does have some hearing loss. In this case, the one CROS hearing aid feeds another hearing aid on your other side, which itself is used to receive and amplify sound for that ear.


As technology in the world advances so does the technology that can be put into hearing aids. Most models of hearing aids have the options to include technology like Bluetooth, rechargeable and smartphone compatibility.

Bluetooth Technology
You can connect and stream sound from devices like your smartphone, music player, and more directly to your ears.
Rechargeable Technology
You can set the hearing aids into a charging station so you don’t have to fiddle with small batteries. Rechargeable technology can be a benefit for people that have issues with fine motor skills.
Smartphone Apps
Most hearing aid manufacturers now have smartphone apps that can connect to your hearing aids. The smartphone app can act as a remote control and let you save settings from specific environments or places.


There are different brands and manufacturers of hearing aids that you can choose from. Each of them will offer hearing aids in the same styles and levels of technology mentioned above, but with their own quality and hearing aid models.

We carry a range of hearing aid that we can prescribe and sell from any of the major manufacturers in Canada, including Widex, Signia, Starkey, Phonak and more.


Widex is a manufacturer dedicated to innovating hearing aid technology to fit people’s lifestyles. They were the first brand to release a hearing aid that learns your preferences and automatically updates your settings as you move between different environments.


Signia, formerly known as Siemens, is known as a hearing aid brand with some of the most technologically advanced hearing aids on the market. They mainly focus on rechargeability for people who travel and have an active lifestyle, and on Bluetooth connectivity features so you can connect with your devices.



When you purchase hearing aids from our clinic, we offer numerous services and programs in the service plan to help make your life easier. Some of the services are:

  • 60-Day Return Guarantee
  • 3 years of free hearing aid batteries
  • Automatic warranty coverage including loss and damage coverage (specific coverage depends on the hearing aid brand and model you purchase)
  • Regular hearing testing
  • Hearing aid adjustments
  • Hearing aid cleaning, maintenance and repairs

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110 North Kinton Ave.,
Unit 5, Huntsville,
ON P1H 0A9



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