Usually, people face problem while selecting while selecting hearing aids for themselves as various types and styles of hearing devices are currently available on the market. Selection process for the hearing aids becomes easy when you keep the below mentioned points in mind:
Hearing aids are today available in various styles. The kind and level of hearing loss will actually determine the actual style that will be most suitable to you. It is better for you to consult your audiologist before purchasing a hearing aid for yourself as it will help you determining the style most suitable to you.
According to styles, hearing aids can be classified into five types as mentioned below:
• Completely in canal (CIC) hearing aids – these hearing aids fit completely in the ear canal are not visible to anybody. However, due to tiny size of this model it is difficult to accommodate many important features in these aids.
• In the canal (ITC) hearing aids - These models are also hidden from view as their major part is inside the ear canal.
• In the ear (ITE) hearing aids - These hearing aids fit in the outer portion of the human ear. Though these hearing aids are more visible but there is ease of use.
• Behind the ear (BTE) – Such hearing devices are placed in the outer ear area and a good portion of this device is placed on the backside of the ear. They resemble mobile headphones.
Another popular style is open ear hearing devices. Such hearing aids make use of small tube for delivering the sound to the ear canal.
Hearing devices have some basic features like speaker, microphone and amplified that are common to all hearing aids. Another component that is common to all hearing aids is battery. Back up of battery for the device will depend largely on its size, features and the usage.
Digital or analog
Another choice that you’d have to make is whether you would like to buy a digital or analog hearing aid. Analog hearing aids came first in the markets. With the advancement of technology, the digital models came on the scene.
The digital hearing aids are costly but their prices are now coming down to a great extent.
Many innovations have also been introduced in the hearing aids due to the advancement in their technology. All these accessories in fact make their usage quite easy. Usage of remote control for adjusting the volume and other such features are prominent ones among such accessories.
Today even adaptors that assist people in using these hearing aids along with cell phones are being offered.
Hearing aid brands
You should also take brands into consideration while buying your hearing aids. Hearing aids of reputed brands should only be considered as they can easily withstand the test of time. Such hearing aids are also backed by good guarantees and warranties.
Keep all these tips in your mind while deciding on the hearing that will be most suitable to you.
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