You’ve known you’ve had a hearing loss for quite some time now and you finally get up the nerve to get your hearing tested. They tell you that you need a hearing aid and you cant help but think, Why did this have to happen to me?? Then they start telling you about hearing aids and use tons of terminology that just goes right over your head. Dont they know that you are in shock?? How can you make an informed decision about anything when you dont even know what they are talking about!?
Digital noise reduction. Using complex algorithms, this feature is making hearing aids “smarter” and able to tell the difference between speech and background noise.
Behind-the-nano hearing are suitable to be used for all degrees of hearing loss. Another good point is that it can be inconspicuous, since it doesn’t give that “plugged-up” feeling in your ears.
First is completely in the canal, full shell and half shell. Completely in the canal, fits inside the canal. People with mild to moderate hearing loss use this style. The full shell fits in the bottom portion of your ear. The half shell fits inside the ear canal. Both are used for people with mild to extreme hearing loss.
Now that you have your own assessment of your hearing loss, and your doctor’s assessment and recommendation, you are better prepared than ninety percent of people who seek hearing help. Remember hearing is one of your senses, and it’s your right to decide what you like. If you don’t like the taste or smell of something you avoid it. If you touch something and it hurts you don’t touch it again. Your goal, besides better hearing, is better hearing that you are comfortable with.
With an inner ear hearing aid, the natural disposal of earwax can be hindered, causing a build up. This is often misinterpreted as the hearing aid causing an excess of earwax, as if more earwax is being created due to the presence of the hearing aid. The body is generating the normal amount, but the ability to naturally rid the body of earwax is blocked by the hearing aid, so it can accumulate in the ear canal.
This style of hearing aid is the largest, yet it is also the most powerful. It comes with a hard plastic case that is worn behind your ear, which is attached to a plastic earmold that is placed inside your outer ear. All the electronic components are placed in the plastic case behind your ear.
This is a tremendous advantage when changing batteries. It’s very easy to drop a tiny battery and lose it. Speaking of batteries, a behind the ear model requires less frequent battery changes yet offers more power. These aids generally last longer than other models because they do not come into contact with earwax that can damage the unit.