Best Hearing Aid Technology
When you experience hearing loss, you want to make sure that you have it dealt with as swiftly and as fully as possible. Fortunately, that is something that you can ensure more easily than you might think, and nobody ever has to have hearing loss for too long without an audiologist being able to help.
The level of help that you receive will depend on the kind of hearing loss you have, and several other factors – but the main thing that will affect it will be which audiologist you go and see. At the very least, you want to ensure that you find an audiologist who is going to be able to offer you the best in hearing aid technology. But which are the best hearing aids out there today? The more you know about this going in, the more of a chance you will have to end up with the best option for you – so let’s take a look at a few of the best, under the umbrella of some of the main basic types of hearing aids.
Hearing aid styles
There are a wide range of hearing aid styles, and no matter the specific nature of your hearing loss you will find that there is going to be a certain hearing aid which is suitable for your situation. In essence, there are actually three main types that are all very common – any of these could be the kind that you end up with when you visit an audiologist about your hearing.
In the ear (ITE)
ITE hearing aids are worn in the outer ear bowl and come in skin and hair tones to help them blend in if discreetness is important to you. They are mid-range in terms of hearing aid sizes, which makes them ideal solutions for individuals who need a power-packed device that is easy to handle.
There are some real benefits to this type of hearing aid. Most notably, they are powerful, in the sense that they are suitable for very profound hearing loss, so if your hearing loss is especially great this might be the kind of hearing aid you need. Because of the easy way in which they fit neatly into the ear; they are also perfectly suitable for those who might have visual issues too. They also have an increased surface area when compared to other hearing aid types, meaning that they are less likely to produce feedback and less likely to slowly work loose while you are chewing or talking.
Behind the ear (BTE)
Conversely, you also have the option of BTE hearing aids. This might be more what a lot of people picture when they imagine a hearing aid, and it is certainly a type that can be particularly suitable for many people with hearing loss. With BTE hearing aids, you have a simpler and easier option. However, they are a surprisingly useful option, and one of their main benefits is that they are actually very discrete, more so than you might think was possible for a hearing aid of this type to be. If that is something that matters greatly to you, then you will be relieved to know this. Most notable of all is the fact that the BTE hearing aids offer tremendous power, so they are very useful for more profound hearing loss.
In the canal (ITC)
Finally, the last main hearing aid type that you might be looking at when you visit the audiologist about your hearing loss is ITC hearing aids. These hearing aids are designed to perfectly fit the lower third of your external ear, so they are known for being some of the more comfortable hearing aids out there. As with some other types, it is possible for extraction cords to be fitted to these hearing aids to help insert and remove them from the ear, which helps with the whole experience greatly. But there is much more to them than just that.
These hearing aids are more powerful than you might expect from their size, and are ideal for anyone with limited dexterity. They can therefore be a very useful option for many people to consider.
If you would like to discuss your own hearing, or you just want to learn more about Active Life Hearing and the hearing aid technology that we offer, don’t hesitate to call at 561-221-0450.