It is a tiny small electro-acoustic device which amplifies the sound signal as per the need of the individual. They can improve your hearing by amplifying soft sounds and reducing loud background noise. Hearing aids make sounds louder so that you can hear them better. Small microphones collect sounds from the environment. A computer chip converts the incoming sound into digital code. Then it analyzes and adjusts the sound based on your hearing loss, listening needs and the level of the sounds around you. The signals are then converted back into sound waves and delivered to your ears through receivers.
Completely in the canal (CIC) or mini CIC: A completely-in-the-canal hearing aid is molded to fit inside your ear canal. It improves mild to moderate hearing loss in adults.
It Is the smallest and least visible type & less likely to pick up wind noise. Uses very small batteries, which have shorter life and
can be difficult to handle Doesn't contain extra features, such as volume control or a directional microphone Is susceptible to
earwax clogging. It Can cover Hearing Loss upto 105dB
In the canal (ITC):
An in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is custom molded and fits partly in the ear canal. This style can improve mild to moderate hearing
loss in adults. An in-the-canal hearing aid Is less visible in the ear than larger styles Includes features that won't fit on completely-in-
the-canal aids, but may be difficult to adjust due to its small size Is susceptible to earwax clogging
In the ear (ITE): An in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid is custom made in two styles — one that fills most of the bowl-shaped area of your outer ear (full shell)
and one that fills only the lower part (half shell). Both are helpful for people with mild to severe hearing loss. An in-the-ear hearing aid
Includes features such as volume control and directional microphones that are easier to adjust Is generally easier to insert Uses larger
batteries, which are easier to handle and last longer Is susceptible to earwax clogging, It May pick up more wind noise than smaller devices.
Is more visible in the ear than smaller devices
Behind the ear (BTE): A behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid hooks over the top of your ear and rests behind the ear. A tube connects the hearing aid to a custom earpiece called an earmold that fits in your ear canal. This typeis appropriate for people of all ages and those with almost any type of hearing loss. A behind-the-ear hearing aid Traditionally has been the largest type of hearing aid, though some newer mini designs are streamlined and barely visible Is capable of more amplification than are other styles. May pick up more wind noise than other styles
Receiver in canal or Receiver in the ear (RIC): The receiver-in-canal (RIC) and receiver-in-the-ear (RITE) styles are similar to a behind-the-ear hearing aid with the speaker or receiver in the canal or in the ear. A tiny wire, rather than tubing, connects the pieces. A receiver-in-canal hearing aid Has a less visible behind-the-ear portion Is susceptible to earwax clogging
Open fit An open-fit hearing aid is a variation of the behind-the-ear hearing aid. This style keeps the ear canal very open, allowing for low-frequency sounds to enter the ear naturally and for high-frequency sounds to be amplified through the hearing aid. This makes the style a good choice for people with mild to profound hearing loss. The open-fit behind-the-ear style has become the most popular. An open-fit hearing aid Is less visible. Doesn't plug the ear like the small in-the-canal hearing aids do, making your own speech sound better to you Is difficult to handle due to small parts and batteries Often lacks manual adjustments due to its small size
SELECTION OF HEARING AID:
There are different type quality and brands of Hearing Aid available in the market. Which makes it really difficult for the individual to judge on which one to go for? It is generally a misconception that the selection of the Hearing Aids is just done on the basis of number of Channels or preferred company. While making a selection of Hearing Aid it is important to look for the whole features in the Hearing Aids. Recently the Hearing Aids have gone upto114channels. Some people believe that higher number of channels doesn’t make any difference. If we talk about certain brands it is true as the band width of those Hearing Aids we only get amplification from 250Hz to 6.7KHZ only and because of the slow processing speech it makes it difficult for them to process the signals in finer way which is responsible for crystal clear Hearing.
As it is known that human being can hear from 20 to 20000Hz. Recently with the new technological Advancements allow us a bandwidth of 125 Hz to 14000Hz in which more number of processing channels give you more clarity with the faster rate of processing to give you unmatched Hearing Experience.
Along with this there are other features of the Hearing Aids which depends on the channels and bands in the Hearing Aids making it more important to have more number of channels to have much more clear hearing.
a) Extended Bandwidth:
As it is known that human being can hear from 20 to 20000Hz. Recently with the new technological Advancements allow us a bandwidth of125 Hz to 14000Hz in which more number of processing channels give you more clarity with the faster rate of processing to give you unmatched Hearing Experience.
b) Acoustic Motion Sensors:
For clear comprehension of Speech in Noisy environment.
c) Universal Bluetooth Connectivity:
Thrpugh this you can connect your hearing aids with any bluetooth device e.g. Phones, Laptops and tabs etc.
d) Mask Mode:
It is very important for you to see whether your hearing devices are capable to remove the effect fo suppression of speech during conversation.
e) Rechargeable or Charge on the Go:
With the advent of technologies the devices now are coming with rechargeable options, now even you can charge your devices while moving.
f) Sound Processing Capabilities:
The least the time a hearing aid is taking in processing the sound the natural the hearing will be, like WIDEX Puresound technology.
g) Directional Microphones:
This makes you focus of speech and reduces noise. The reduction of noise and speech focus is also channel and band dependent.
h) Feedback Management:
This is a process of suppressing whistling within milliseconds. To have more precise feedback management the more number of channels and bands are more effective without compromising the gain of the Hearing Aid.
It is very important parts of the device while you are talking of phones are in theaters, cinemas or public areas.
j) Multi-Channel Adaptive Microphone:
It can follow and fade out multiple moving sources of background noise making sure clear Speech understanding in noisy environments.
k) Speech Focus:
This is again a channels and Band dependent feature. It makes you hear speech well in the presence of background noise, even when it comes from behind you or from the side. The higher channels give you more speech focus. l) Automatic Adaptive Microphone:
In noisy situations the microphone switches focus towards the speech, reducing the intensity of noise around you making it much easier tolisten in noise. This even reduces source of noise if they are moving.
m) Sound Smoothing:
It reducing sudden high sounds and noises to make hearing comfortable.
n) Directional Speech Enhancement:
It takes Speech & Noise management at higher level by filtering out noises & making speech more clear.
o) Frequency Compression:
It shift high-pitched sounds that the client would otherwise be unable making residual hearing more better.
p) Bluetooth Compatibility:
Your device can be connected to all kind of electronic devices wirelessly including your phones, TV, Ipod, Ipad, Computer or any other electronic device.
q) Learning Option: T
he Hearing Aid over the period of time automatically learns from the environments you go in to and adapts according to your lifestyle.
r) Inbuilt FM System:
Now no need to have FM as external accessory as it is coming inbuilt into your Hearing devices. This is making conversation clear especially for kids in school and other learning environments.
s) Wireless Programming:
Now no need of cumbersome wires to program the devices. Let the client roam or play and we can program the devices wireless.
We have the world’ only 100% waterproof and dustproof device up to the depth of one meter.
u) Tinnitus Masker:
If you are suffering from Tinnitus, the optional Tinnitus maker can help you relax by reducing the effects of Tinnitus.
v) Extra Power in Custom Products:
Now even you can have invisible Hearing aid up to the loss of 105dB in Audiogram. Giving you more confidence in wearing the devices.
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