Hearing Aid Styles: Choosing the Correct          Treatment for Your Hearing LossIf you are considering the purchase of he...
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Hearing Aid Styles: Choosing the Correct Treatment for Your Hearing Loss

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http://hearing-aids-evanston-il.com : If you are considering the purchase of hearing aids, the number of hearing aid styles can seem overwhelming. It is important to remember, however, that not all styles are appropriate for everyone.

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Hearing Aid Styles: Choosing the Correct Treatment for Your Hearing Loss

  1. 1. Hearing Aid Styles: Choosing the Correct Treatment for Your Hearing LossIf you are considering the purchase of hearing aids, the numberof hearing aid styles can seem overwhelming. It is important toremember, however, that not all styles are appropriate foreveryone. To choose the best hearing aid style for your hearingloss, you and your Audiologist should consider all of the following:  The severity of your hearing loss  Your manual dexterity  Your personal preferences  The availability of new technologies  The size and shape of your ear canal HEARING AID STYLES ARE DESCRIBED BELOW:The Behind-the-ear (BTE) style of hearing aid fits behind theear and is attached to a custom ear mold that fits inside yourouter ear. They are a good choice for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss and can be easier to use for those withfinger dexterity as the batteries are larger and easier to handle.Open Fit hearing aids are also a type of BTE. They are muchsmaller however. The RITE or RIC style features a receiverplaced inside the ear and the RITA style has the receiver in the
  2. 2. aid itself. These “mini” BTEs have numerous benefits includingthe fact that they are more cosmetically appealing and caneliminate the feeling that some describe as sounding like “talkingin the barrel.”In-the ear (ITE) styles are also cosmetically appealing becauseof their size. They require that a custom mold be made to fit theouter ear (concha). This custom style is also available as an in-the-canal (ITE) style, where only part of the concha is filled andas a completely-in-the-canal (CIC) style which fits moredeeply into the ear canal.CROS/Bi-CROS aids are designed for those who have normalhearing or hearing that can be helped with a hearing aid in oneear, but who have very little or no hearing in the other ear. Thisstyle of aid is worn on the side with better hearing, while amicrophone is worn on the other side, allowing the person to pickup sound on the poor hearing side.Hearing aid styles that are appropriate for your hearing loss canonly be determined after a complete hearing evaluation andshould not be chosen without the help of your hearingprofessional. For More Information, Call Hearing Aids Evanston IL At: (847) 453-3643 Or Visit Us At: http://hearing-aids-evanston-il.com/

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