The University of Auckland Clinics

Treatments for hearing loss

Most people with impaired hearing benefit from wearing the right hearing aid. But no hearing aid can give a person perfect hearing.

Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes: from behind-ear aids to in-ear digital aids with remote controls with listening “channels” for different conditions.

Each aid is best suited to certain types of hearing loss.

If you have hearing loss in both ears you will almost always need two hearing aids.

Hearing aids work best in relatively quiet surroundings where the wearer is close to the sound source. They make all sounds louder – not just the sound of speech.

Wearing a hearing aid neither speeds up nor slows down hearing loss. And they won’t make your hearing "lazy".