Hearing aid sales and fittings

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Depending on your lifestyle and severity of your hearing problems, the team at G. Barbieri will offer you effective hearing aids that will give you complete satisfaction.


We will be happy to serve you at one of our centres in Montreal! Call us to make an appointment.


Select the Device that Suits You

variety of hearing aids and forms

Choosing a hearing aid should be dependent on several criteria: the degree of your hearing loss, the characteristics and style of the device you are looking for and your lifestyle. There are many devices, each with its own characteristics and advantages.


No hearing aid style is inherently better than another. What you have to look for is the device that best meets your needs. Your hearing aid is an important investment that will be a great asset for you if well chosen. Here are some important selection criteria that will help you make the best choice.


Types of hearing aids


ITE products


BTE products

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Selection criteria


Your hearing specialist will test you and ask you questions to determine the type of hearing aid that will best suit you. Here are some criteria to consider:


► Degree of hearing loss: Not all types of hearing aids and technologies are suitable for all types of hearing loss.


► Anatomy of the ear: If your ear canal is very narrow, it will be almost impossible to use a CIC.


► Lifestyle: Your different listening environments help determine the hearing aid that best meets your needs.


► Manual dexterity: The ITC and CIC devices are not difficult to insert, but they do require some manual dexterity.


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Completely in the Canal (CIC)


CIC devices are inserted deeply into the ear canal, which makes them almost invisible. They are an interesting solution aesthetically and they reduce feedback. CIC devices are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

Types of Hearing Aids

In the Canal (ITC)


ITC devices are almost fully inserted in the ear canal, which makes them very discreet. Slightly larger than a CIC, this model can offer options that might not fit within smaller devices. ITC devices are suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

Types of Hearing Aids

In the Ear (ITE)


These hearing aids are installed securely in your outer ear, which ensures performance and comfort. They come with additional options such as directional microphone and telecoil, which allows to use the device with a telephone. ITE devices are suitable for mild to considerable hearing loss.

Types of Hearing Aids

Behind the Ear (BTE)


These devices are worn comfortably behind your ear. Amplified sounds pass through a tube and go through an earpiece installed securely in your outer ear. These devices can be adapted to your different listening situations. They have a long lasting battery and are compatible with assistive listening devices. The devices are suitable for mild to profound hearing loss.

Types of Hearing Aids
Types of Hearing Aids

ITE Products

Instant Fit Deep-Ear (CIC)

Instant Fit Deep-Ear (CIC)

  • Aesthetically interesting (almost invisible)

  • Easy phone use

  • Requires good dexterity to insert

  • Shorter battery life

  • Shorter battery life

  • Mild to severe hearing loss (up to 60 dB)

Deep-Ear (CIC)

Deep-Ear (CIC

  • Aesthetically interesting (almost invisible)

  • Easy phone use

  • Requires good dexterity to insert

  • Shorter battery life

  • Occasional wax buildup

  • Mild to moderately severe hearing loss (up to 70 dB)

In the Canal (ITC) Half Shell (HS)

In the Canal (ITC) Half Shell (HS)

  • Aesthetically interesting (barely visible)

  • Easy phone use

  • Requires good dexterity to insert

  • Wireless communication offered

  • Directional microphone available

  • Mild to severe hearing loss (up to 70 dB)

Full Shell (ITE)

Full Shell (ITE)

  • Visible in the ear

  • Easy to handle

  • More power

  • Better battery life

  • Wireless communication offered

  • Directional microphone available

  • Mild to severe hearing loss (up to 70 dB)

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Full Shell (ITE)

Full Shell (ITE)

  • Visible in the ear

  • Easy to handle

  • More power

  • Mild to severe hearing

  • Better battery life

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micro BTE
  • Aesthetically pleasing (almost invisible)
  • Easy to insert
  • Wireless communication offered on some models
  • Mild to severe hearing loss (up to 75 dB)


Behind the Ear (BTE)

Behind the Ear (BTE)
  • Aesthetically pleasing (barely visible)
  • Easier to handle
  • Wireless communication offered
  • Mild to severe hearing loss (up to 100 dB)


Power BTE

Power BTE

  • Aesthetically pleasing (barely visible)

  • Easier to handle

  • Good durability

  • The most powerful

  • Wireless communication offered

  • Moderately severe to profound hearing loss (up to 120 dB)

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The various models of hearing aids on this site must be evaluated by a hearing care professional to determine if they are suitable for you.

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