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Combat Hearing Loss with Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids are the best possible solution to combat hearing loss. It is a device that amplifies sound and delivers it directly to the ears. The device varies in size, from larger ones that fit behind the ear, to tiny ones that fit inside the ear canal.

Today, with the advancement of technology, the designs of hearing aids have evolved from the robust ones to appear as aesthetically appealing and almost invisible. Worldwide surveys reveal that most of the hearing aid users are completely satisfied and happy using the device. While choosing a hearing aid, multiple aspects are to be considered and our audiologists can provide the best professional service.

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Combat Hearing Loss with Hearing Aids

Types of Hearing Aids

Based on the design, technology and the features they provide, hearing aids can be classified into multiple types. Hence, it’s possible to get the most suitable hearing aid, by taking a quick glance at the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Hearing Aids Based on Design

Behind-the-ear (BTE) aids: It is worn behind the ears. It comprises a narrow transparent tube, which carries thin wires, connecting the casing to the receiver that rests in the ear canal.

  • Worn behind the ears
  • Suitable for children
  • Easy to clean & maintain
 

Mini BTE (also called on-the-ear) aids: This is a new type of BTE hearing aid that rests behind the ear, only it's a little smaller and the tube connecting the casing to the earmold is even thinner.

  • Worn behind the ears
  • Smaller than BTE hearing aids
  • Less visible than BTE
 

In-the-ear (ITE/RITE) aids: For these type of hearing aids, all the components are contained in a case and placed in a way that fills the outer ears completely. These devices use larger batteries to support a more powerful receiver.

  • Less visible than BTE & Mini-BTE
  • Ideal for profound hearing loss.
 

In-the-canal (ITC) aids: This kind of hearing aids are worn in the lower side of the outer ear. With a medium size fit, these devices are easily inserted and removed when needed.

  • Worn in the lower side of the outer ear
  • Less visible than ITE
  • Comes with longer battery life
 

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC) aids: These devices sit hidden within the ear canals and amplify the natural hearing ability of the ear. CIC hearing aids use very small batteries.

  • Worn inside the ear canal
  • Less visible than ITC
  • Perfect for moderate hearing loss
 

Invisible-in-canal (IIC) aids: This type of hearing aid sits deep inside the ear canal, making itself almost invisible. These devices are the tiniest form of hearing aids available.

  • Worn deep inside ear canal
  • Almost invisible
  • Equipped with powerful features
 

Hearing Aids Based on Differences in the Technology Used

Analogue Hearing Aids: These hearing aids increase the levels of all types of sound, be it speech or noise. The analogue hearing aids can be programmed via microchips. This enables the user to adjust the settings in different audio environments.

Digital Hearing Aids: These devices amplify and deliver sound by converting sound waves into digital signals. Just as the analogue type, the digital hearing aids come with multiple program memories.

Hearing Aids Based on Differences in the Technology Used

Hearing Aids Based on Differences in Features

Hearing Aids Based on Differences in Features

Directional Microphone: This feature helps the user to communicate effortlessly even in noisy environments.

Direct Audio Input: Devices that are enabled with this feature allow the user to plug in a remote microphone or connect to other devices such as your television, computer, CD player, radio, etc.

T-coil or Telephone Switch: Devices equipped with this feature allow the user to switch from the normal microphone setting to a T-coil setting to increase the hearing ability over telephone.

Feedback Suppression: This feature helps in minimizing the screeching sound that comes when the hearing aid gets too close to the phone or has an ill-fitting earmold.

Hearing Aids based on Lifestyle
    • Lifestyle

    • Activities

    • Simple Living

      • One-to-one conversation
      • Watching TV
      • Leisure
    • Social Living

      • All the above activities+
      • Telephonic conversation
      • Group conversation
    • Outdoor Living

      • All the above activities+
      • Classroom lecture
      • Tele-conference
      • Driving
      • Social Events
    • Vibrant Living

      • All the above activities+
      • Sports
      • Adventures
      • Travelling
Hearing Aids based on Lifestyle

T & C Apply

Myths & Facts
MYTH-01

Hearing aids are always visible from outside.

FACT

Only certain kinds of hearing aids such as BTE devices can be seen from outside. Many latest BTE devices are small and can be tucked discreetly behind the ear. Different machines are made using different styles, depending on the type and degree of hearing problem. Some hearing aids such as CIC and ITC hearing aids remain invisible when worn.

 

Hearing Aid Myth 1
MYTH-02

Only elderly people wear hearing aids.

 

FACT

Gone are those days when you only found elderly people wearng large hearing aids. These days, there are many devices with the moulds custom-made for the wearer's ear. Hearing aids are now stylish enough for everyone, from kids to adults. So, you can flaunt a style statement and improve your quality of life with better hearing at the same time.

 

Hearing Aid Myth 2
Hearing Aid Myths & Facts

 

MYTH-03

Wearing hearing aids damages the ear.

FACT

A hearing aid when worn following the proper guidance does not damage the ears. On the contrary, without a hearing aid the ear with hearing loss begins to get idle as it is stimulated less by outside sounds. This is known as auditory deprivation. If it continues, the damage may affect the other ears too. So it is important to wear hearing aids on time. However, it must be remembered that a hearing aid does not cure a hearing loss completely, but it can significantly preserve much of your hearing.

MYTH-04

Hearing aids are too expensive for everyone.

FACT

Hearing aids are available at a wide range of prices. The range starts at approximately Rs. 6,500 and go up to 2.5 lacks and more depending upon quality, performance, design, features etc. So, it is a wrong conception that hearing aids are very expensive. One can easily buy hearing aids within Rs. 10,000.

 

Hearing Aid Myth 4
MYTH-05

Wearing hearing aids makes all sounds equally and uncomfortably loud.

FACT

This was a problem with the earlier hearing aids, which were based on analogue technology. Today's hearing aids have sound volume control and some have auto-control volume, depending upon the change of listening environments. Besides, many digital hearing aids can reduce the background noise and focus only on the conversation, which makes it easy to participate in day-to-day conversations.

 

Hearing Aid Myth 5

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