Hearing aids have improved greatly with the advent of digital technology. If you’re picturing big and bulky devices with questionable sound quality, you’ll be pleased to learn today’s instruments are smaller, more comfortable and provide sound that is more natural. They are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so finding one that appeals to your lifestyle needs and cosmetic preferences should be easy.
Here are the types available:
It’s a small and discreet unit but powerful enough for treating mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
Though more visible than other styles, the BTE is simple to use, making it a popular choice for children. It’s powerful enough for all types of hearing loss.
The trade-off is a shorter battery life, and it may prove difficult to adjust for those with poor manual dexterity. This is a good choice for mild to moderate hearing loss.
Best for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss.
A bigger battery translates to longer life and means those with severe or profound hearing loss can benefit from this style.
Extended Wear Hearing Aids
Because they are positioned so close to the eardrum, extended wear hearing aids offer improved sound directionality and reduced feedback, and their design prevents damage from moisture and earwax. These are particular appealing to those with active lifestyles and can be worn while showering, exercising and sleeping. They are completely invisible to others.
Despite these advantages, they may not fit all ears, and cause some discomfort for certain patients. Designed for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
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