Types of HearingAids for DifferentHearing Disorders
Hearing aids are special tools that are of great help to people with hearing disorders. The device is an electroacoustic gadgetwhich fits in behind theear of the person having hearing impairment.
A hearing aid functions with the use of a microphone which is being used to take in sounds from the areaand a speaker afterwards amplifies the sound in the ear.
Behind The Ear (BTE)This type is composed of asmall curved case made ofplastic that fits behind the ear and a small piece of tube that passes behind the ear device into acustomized ear mold that lies over the ear canal.
Open Fit This type is just like the standard BTE type. It consists of ahousing case that liesbehind the ear and atube that passes the ear bowl.
In The Ear This is the most common type beingused today. In The Ear hearing aid fits into the inner and outer ear and can be usedfor all types of hearing disorders.
In-The- Canal (ITC) and Completely In The Canal (CIC) In the canal type rest inside the ear canalwhich provides a devicethat can hardly be seen.
Invisible In the Canal Hearing Aids (IIC)This type is fitted deeper into the ear canalmaking t invisible to the non-wearers.