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Hearing Aids: What Style is Right for Me?
 

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    Hearing Aids: What Style is Right for Me? Hearing Aids: What Style is Right for Me? Document Transcript

    • Hearing Aids: What Style is Right for Me? So you found out that you need hearing aids, now what? Which style of aid will you get? Do you have to wear those gigantic ones like your grandfather used to wear? Hearing aids have changes almost as quickly as technology today, and a variety of stylesare available. Your sense of style and your hearing loss can bothbe considerations in your choice.There are 5 basic styles: completely in-the-canal (CIC), in-the-canal (ITC), in-the-ear (ITE), behind-the-ear (BTE), and open fitBTEs. Each differs in size and placement. Some are so small theyare nearly invisible when worn, while others are a little larger andmore visible. Each style has its pros and cons, but one will beright for you!!!Completely in-the-canal (CIC)Fits completely in the outer ear canal Most appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses Cosmetically appealing – virtually invisible due to deep fit in the ear canal Fits securely and tends to have less feedback Less susceptible to wind noise due to deep fit Easy telephone use Higher repair rate Short battery life due to use of smaller batteries
    • May not be appropriate for those with dexterity issues Less features – No volume control, program buttons, or directional microphones due to limited spaceIn-the-canal (ITC)Fits in the outer ear canal Most appropriate for mild to severe hearing losses A little larger than CICs Wider range of options than CICs; but may be difficult to manipulate due to small size Easy telephone use Higher repair rate May not be appropriate for those with dexterity issues Short battery life due to use of smaller batteriesIn-the-ear (ITE)Fits in the outer ear canal and bowl of the ear – comes in halfshell and full shell varieties Most appropriate for mild to profound hearing losses Largest of the aids in the ear – fills half or all of the bowl of the ear Wider range of options than smaller aids May make the patient feel more “stopped up” and occluded than other styles
    • Longest battery life of the aids in the ear, but may be shorter than BTE aidsBehind-the-ear (BTE)Fits behind the outer portion of the ear and attaches with cleartubing to a custom fit earmold in the outer ear Most appropriate for mild to profound hearing losses Most durable and easily serviced Come in a variety of sizes – generally the larger they are, the more power they provide Greater space for additional controls and circuitry Longest battery life in the larger BTEs Can often be coupled to other listening devices Longest battery life of the aids in the ear, but may be shorter than BTE aids Great choice for children Easy to replace and less expensive to change the earmold as the child growsOpen fit BTE technologyFits behind the outer portion of the ear and attaches to very slimtubing or wire to a small dome in the outer ear canal Most appropriate for mild to severe high frequency losses with little to no low frequency hearing loss Almost invisible
    • Provides a very open ear feel – providing a less “stopped up” sound Uses a variety of battery sizes Less manual options due to size limitationsRemember to consider all your options and consult with youraudiologist or hearing specialist before making a decision! Theproper choice is essential. Hearing aids will be an important partof your life from now on! For More Information, Call Fidelity Hearing Center At: (562)- 732-4713 Or Visit Us At: http://www.hearing-aids-lakewood-ca.com