By Arizona Ear, Nose & Throat Physicians
December 15, 2014
Category: Hearing Aids
When you experience hearing loss, the world feels like you are in a fishbowl. Your communication with others is affected, and this can impact your confidence and sense of well-being. One solution could be hearing aids, if your hearing loss is such that you could benefit reducing background noises that keep you from understanding other’s speech.
Hearing aids are not one-size-fits-all. Several options are available to you, each with its own positives and drawbacks. At our Sun City West hearing aids office, we are happy to assist you in selecting the best options for you.
This hearing aid type has an earmold that fits inside the ear canal. Connected to this earmold is a rounded plastic piece that hooks over the ear. While these are more visible than in-the-ear hearing aids, they can amplify more sound than other hearing aid types. People of all ages with many different hearing loss types can utilize these hearing aids.
Extended wear hearing aids are not meant for removal on a daily basis. An audiologist places the hearing aid in the ear. After several months, they are replaced with a new pair.
This hearing aid type is specifically molded to your ear canal. These are the smallest hearing aids available, and are only suitable for mild to moderate hearing loss. Because they are very small, they utilize small batteries that can require frequent changing.
In-the-ear hearing aids are slightly larger than ITC hearing aids and fits partially in the ear canal. The ITE hearing aids are also custom-made and their larger size may make them easier to handle.
Middle Ear Implants:
This hearing aid type has two parts: an inner implant that vibrates inside the inner ear and an external portion or receiver.
This hearing aid type has a receiver inside the ear canal and have thin electrical wires that loop around the ear for a more streamlined appearance. They are similar to BTE hearing aids.
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