Is It Time for Hearing Aids?
Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. All of this can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even dangerous.
Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?
Do you have more trouble hearing women than men?
Do you ask others to repeat themselves?
Do you avoid going out because you’ll struggle to hear?
Do you notice any ringing or buzzing sounds in either ear?
Hearing Aid Sizes
Canal aids fit into the ear canal and are available in two styles. The in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is made to fit the size and shape of a person’s ear canal. A completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid is nearly hidden in the ear canal. Both types are used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Canal aids have less space available for batteries and additional devices, such as a telecoil. They usually are not recommended for young children or for people with severe to profound hearing loss because their reduced size limits their power and volume.
In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids fit completely inside the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. The case holding the electronic components is made of hard plastic. Some ITE aids may have certain added features installed, such as a telecoil. A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows users to receive sound through the circuitry of the hearing aid, rather than through its microphone.
This makes it easier to hear conversations over the telephone. A telecoil also helps people hear in public facilities that have installed special sound systems, called induction loop systems. Induction loop systems can be found in many churches, schools, airports, and auditoriums. Young children usually do not wear ITE aids because the casings need to be replaced often as the ear grows.
Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids consist of a hard plastic case worn behind the ear and connected to a custom earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic parts are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through a plastic tube or thin wire attaching it to the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss. A new kind of BTE aid is an open-fit hearing aid. Small, open-fit aids fit behind the ear completely, with only a narrow tube or wire inserted into the ear canal, enabling the canal to remain open. In addition, some people may prefer the open-fit hearing aid because their perception of their voice does not sound “plugged up.”
Brands We Carry
Whatever your degree of hearing loss Phonak has the right hearing aid for you regardless of your type of hearing loss, your lifestyle, your personal preferences, your age or your budget.
People First is a promise: Everything we do always begins with the people we are doing it for. We’re not simply trying to help you hear more, but to live more. Designed to help you communicate, interact and participate fully in life
Your hearing experience should address your unique needs. ReSound hearing aids, wireless accessories and apps help you to hear and adapt to different environments and situations with the best sound quality.
Our holistic design philosophy creates hearing aids with the best wearing experience. A small size, friendly organic shapes, and a flawless finish contribute to the impressive appearance.
Hearing aids deliver the sound that nature intended by combining uncompromised audibility with a natural sounding own voice. Elegant solutions replicate the experience of hearing everything in harmony.
Our uncompromising approach to innovation has led to such advances as the world’s first digital in-the-ear hearing aid, as well as our own revolutionary wireless technology.
2 Hearing Aids Versus 1
If you have a problem hearing in both ears (and that’s the rule, not the exception) then 99% of the time you’ll need two hearing aids.
All hearing aids require batteries. Sizes vary according to the size of the hearing aid.
Your hearing aid will come with a warranty that covers accidental damage for an extended period of time.
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