Hearing aid styles

Learn about our digital hearing aid styles and manufacturers.

Lady having a hearing aid fitted by an audiologist

The latest in hearing aid technology, styles, & accessories from Alto.

Our hearing aids

Being independent means that, at Alto, we are able to offer all of the latest digital hearing aid technology from any of the leading manufacturers, including ReSound, Starkey, Widex, Unitron, Oticon, Phonak, Signia, and more!

Plus, all of our hearing aid packages allow you to choose from any of the latest digital hearing aid styles, including our custom-fit, invisible hearing aids.

If you would like to know more about the myriad of ways our hearing aids and accessories can enhance your auditory experience, please get in touch with our experts in Lutterworth or Kenilworth for your personalised hearing consultation.

Our hearing aid technology, styles & accessories

Whilst the availability of features will be determined by your choice of hearing aid package and style, most of our hearing aids come with rechargeable options and an array of features and accessory choices to suit every lifestyle and hearing requirement.

Let our experts tailor the perfect solution to meet your hearing needs.

Hearing aid features & accessories

Our hearing aids come with an array of features and accessory choices, enabling our audiologists to tailor a cohesive hearing ecosystem especially for you.

Wireless connectivity & streaming

Wireless Bluetooth technology allows you to change your hearing aid settings via a remote control or app on your smartphone. You may also be able to connect your hearing aid to your phone, TV, assistive listening devices, or other hearing aid accessories, such as remote microphones, for ease of listening.

Some hearing aids also include wireless programming, meaning that your audiologist can offer our remote, AltoConnect support.

Audiologist demonstrating a hearing aid app to a couple outside


Rechargeable hearing aids are now available across all the leading digital hearing aid manufacturers.

This means that you don’t have to worry about purchasing or fitting new batteries. Simply pop your hearing aids on charge before you go to bed.

ReSound hearing aid in charger

Alto hearing aid styles

All of our packages allow you to choose from any of our digital hearing aid styles, including our invisible hearing aids.

Behind the ear (BTE)

As the name suggests, behind the ear hearing aids sit behind your ear and connect, via a thin tube, to a mould or dome which sits inside your ear.

Whilst not the most discrete, behind the ear hearing aids are the most powerful and can help the most severe hearing losses.

Hearing Device - Behind the Ear

Receiver in the canal/ear (RIC or RIE)

Receiver in the canal hearing aids are one of the most popular styles due to their sleek design and versatility. By helping to keep the ear canal open, receiver in the canal hearing aids have a very natural sound.

These hearing aids have a speaker that sits inside the ear canal and is connected, via a very thin wire, to a small hearing aid unit that sits behind the ear.

Receiver in the canal hearing aids are suitable for most hearing losses.

Hearing Device - Receiver In The Canal / Ear

In the ear (ITE)

Sitting inside the ear canal, these hearing aids are custom made to the shape of your ear and house all of the components, so that nothing is visible behind the ear.

In the ear hearing aids are suitable for most hearing losses.

Hearing Device - In The Ear

Completely in the canal (CIC)

Similar to in the canal devices, these hearing aids also sit inside the ear canal but are smaller and sit slightly further down the ear canal.

Completely in the canal hearing aids are suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses.

Hearing Device - Completely In The Canal

Invisible in the canal (IIC)

Invisible in the canal hearing aids are the most discrete hearing aid option available.

These devices are tiny and sit right inside the ear canal. They feature with a small wire that allows you to extract the device from your ear.

Due to their smaller size, invisible in the canal devices are suitable for mild to moderate hearing losses and generally do not offer wireless connectivity.

Hearing Device - Invisible In The Canal

Our leading manufacturers

Being independent means that our hearing aid packages can include digital hearing aids from any of the major manufacturers, such as ReSound, Starkey, Widex, Unitron, Oticon, Phonak, Signia, and more!


ReSound is a Danish manufacturer that combines original design with solid technology – all based on deep audiological insight and understanding of hearing aid users.

The hearing aids ReSound make let you focus on what you want to hear, emulating the natural hearing process as closely as possible.

Display stand showing Resound Omnia RITE and Custom Rechargeable Hearing Aids


Starkey are dedicated to delivering the best hearing experience possible – through the innovation of their products, and the passion of their people.

When you are recommended a Starkey hearing solution, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be receiving the highest standards for comfort, performance, and personalised care.

Man wearing hearing aids looking at his phone


Danish manufacturer, Widex, provide premium quality hearing aid solutions, utilising innovative technology.

Widex aim to deliver as natural a sound as possible, with their latest product, MOMENTTM, providing the most pure, natural sound ever, limiting sound processing noise and distorting artefacts.

Man wearing Widex Moment receiver in the canal hearing aid


Oticon are a Danish manufacturer and are renowned for premium sound quality, reliability, and ease of use.

Oticon pioneer cutting edge technology and never compromise on quality.

hearing aids in charger on coffee table


Phonak is committed to changing lives through the development, production, and distribution of cutting-edge hearing solutions.

They have more than 70 years investing in research and innovation, striving for superior quality, unparalleled precision, and reliability.

Phonak Roger On in stand

Our other services

Learn more about how we can help you with your hearing, through our range of professional audiology services and hearing aid solutions.

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    Wax Removal

    Our ear wax removal service uses the latest, ENT developed, microsuction system to safely and comfortably remove wax from your ears.

  • Hearing Protection

    Hearing Protection

    Choosing the right hearing protection is the first step in ensuring you are limiting your risk of noise exposure and damaging your hearing.

Book with us today

To book a hearing aid consultation, or for any other enquiry, please complete our contact form and one of our team will respond as soon as possible.

Please note that our services are only available to those aged 19 or over.

We'd love to hear from you

If you would like to know more about our hearing solutions, or to book a hearing consultation, please get in touch and one of our team will be happy to discuss your needs, without obligation.

Alto Kenilworth

Alto Hearing & Tinnitus Specialists,
16 High St, Kenilworth CV8 1LZ

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 9:30 – 17:00

Alto Lutterworth

Alto Hearing & Tinnitus Specialists,
1 Shambles Court, Bell St, Lutterworth LE17 4DW

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 9:30 – 17:00
Sat: 10:00 – 14:00

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