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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 decade ago

Information on hearing aids?

I need information on the different types of hearing aids can anyone help please?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi!

    I am deaf and I wear BTE (behind the ear) hearing aids. They are ok. Some problems I've had is the ear can feel sweaty, sometimes you can get feedback and whistling. You have to be careful not to get them wet. I found some info from a website. So here it is

    The four basic styles of hearing aids for people with sensorineural hearing loss are:

    Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are worn behind the ear and are connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The components are held in a case behind the ear. Sound travels from the aid through the earmold into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss. Poorly fitting BTE earmolds may cause feedback, a whistle sound caused by the fit of the hearing aid or by buildup of earwax or fluid.

    • For mild to profound hearing loss

    • Larger two-piece hearing aid

    • All components contained in a case that is worn behind the ear

    • A hard-molded plastic case is worn behind the ear, and a custom-fit earmold extends into the ear

    • May be barely visible depending on case color and earmold color

    In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids fit completely in the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. The case, which holds the components, is made of hard plastic. ITE aids can accommodate added technical mechanisms such as a telecoil, a small magnetic coil contained in the hearing aid that improves sound transmission during telephone calls. ITE aids can be damaged by earwax and ear drainage, and their small size can cause adjustment problems and feedback. They are not usually worn by children because the casings need to be replaced as the ear grows.

    • For mild to severe hearing loss

    • Larger one-piece hearing aid

    • All components contained in a custom-fit, hard-molded plastic shell

    • Fills the entire bowl of the ear

    • Visible in the ear

    In-The-Canal (ITC) aids are customized to fit the size and shape of the ear canal and are used for mild or moderately severe hearing loss.

    • For mild to moderately/severe hearing loss

    • Small one-piece hearing aid

    • All components contained in a custom-fit, hard-molded plastic shell

    • Fits outside the ear canal

    • Slightly visible in the ear

    Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aids are largely concealed in the ear canal and are used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Because of their small size, canal aids may be difficult for the user to adjust and remove, and may not be able to hold additional devices, such as a telecoil. Canal aids can also be damaged by earwax and ear drainage. They are not typically recommended for children.

    • For mild to moderately/severe hearing loss

    • Very small one-piece hearing aid

    • All components contained in a custom-fit, hard-molded plastic shell

    • Fits inside the ear canal

    • Barely visible or not visible at all in the ear canal

    I hope this helps you. If you are thinking of getting them, you should because they will help. ;)

  • 4 years ago

    See a qualified Audiologist who after conducting a detailed audiogram and going through your listening needs will recommend different suitable style and feature in a hearing aids. There are certain benefits and limitations on different type of hearing aids. An audiologist will be able to help u in every aspect to improve your hearing health.

    Raji Parangad

    'My Audiologist"

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    You can find a number of informative hearing aid reviews on HearingTracker.com

    HearingTracker.com is independently owned, and many of their hearing aid reviews are from authenticated users (many hearing aid reviews are initiated at the audiologist's office).

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  • 1 decade ago

    www.siemens-hearing.com

    I wear the Siemens Artis hearing aids. I love them. They recently replaced my old Oticon hearing aids.

    I've been wearing them all my life. I'm profoundly hearing impaired, having lost more than half my hearing. I don't like behind the ear aids. In the canal aids are just more comfortable for me.

    I've been told that I will probably need to think about a cochlear implant in about 10 years.

    EMT

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  • 7 years ago

    Modern hearing aids automatically select the appropriate volume when they are switched on. No other adjustments are necessary. If you adjust the volume manually, do not make it too loud. This rarely helps with understanding. Please do not try to understand someone speaking softly at a great distance. Even a healthy ear cannot do that. Your first experiences are essential for the successful adjustment of your hearing aid. We have put together a few tips and tricks for you, so that you will be able to fully enjoy your hearing aid. Make use of all the possibilities your modern hearing solution has to offer!

  • 6 years ago

    Hearing aids are tiny instruments worn in or behind the ear. They make sounds louder – however, things sound different when a hearing aid is worn.

  • 7 years ago

    You can buy the cheapest hearing aid from the biggest of brand on http://www.seniorshelf.com/ it is one website which sells products for elderly in India to make their life a little easier -walking sticks, walkers, hearing aid, supplements , everything available in one place and they delivery across the world. 7 days .

  • 5 years ago

    The In-the-ear systems can be divided into the following categories:

    • ITE: "In-The-Ear"

    The casing for this hearing system completely fills the external part of your ear (full shell).

    Advantages: longer battery life, greater amplification, better user comfort.

    • ITC: "In-The-Canal"

    The auricle remains free because the housing for this hearing system is in the ear canal, sealing

    it off.

    • CIC: "Completely-In-Canal"

    The hearing aid is so small that it can be sunk completely into the ear canal and is barely visible

    from the outside. These devices usually have a nylon thread to pull them out of the ear canal.

    Source(s): hearingaidsrating.com/
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