Hearing aids or hearing machine or ear machine as they are popularly known as are small battery driven electronic devices that helps an individual with hearing loss to hear. It amplifies the incoming sound so that a person with hearing loss can hear properly and participate fully in his daily chores. Thus, it improves the person’s quality of life.
It’s surprising to know that one out of five persons who would benefit from hearing aids actually uses one. All hearing aids ranging from the basic ones to the advanced will have the following components a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker.
Based on technology hearing aids can be classified as analog and digital. Hearing aid price depends on the technology it has in them. The digital hearing machines have advanced signal processing technology, noise reduction circuits, data logging. They can be programmed as per the user’s listening environment.
Based on the designs hearing aids can be classified as – behind the ear (BTE), in the ear (ITE) and canal hearing aids. Canal hearing machines are of three types in the canal (ITC), completely in the canal (CIC) and invisible in the canal (IIC) hearing aids.
Behind the ear digital hearing aids can be used for mild to profound degree of hearing loss whereas ITE, CIC and IIC’s can serve to people with mild to severe degree of hearing loss.
The following discussion may lead us to a question that “how would I know which hearing aid to use?” Usually you need to visit an Audiologist - the professional person who usually identifies and measures the degree of hearing loss. After ascertaining the degree and type of hearing loss he then chooses the right hearing aid for you based on your degree of hearing loss and your listening requirement.
Often digital hearing aids require regular programming based on your listening experience to optimise to its peak performance.
So, once you or any of your family members are diagnosed with hearing loss you can contact our professional audiologist for a consultation and he based on his technical experience and knowledge will help you find your ideal hearing machine for you to enjoy the joy of hearing.
If you are worried about the hearing aid price, Hearing Plus is always there to help you. We are offering upto 30% off on digital hearing aids. Please contact our helpline to know more on this.