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What To Know About Hearing Aids

| Articles | December 19, 2013

Hearing aids are devices that are used to aid in hearing. They are commonly used to help those who have a difficult time hearing. There are several different types of them. In many cases, they have been developed over time and the various versions of them are mainly due to the improvements that have been used.

One of the types of hearing aids is the body worn aids. These are the first type of aid to be used. Today, they are rarely used because there are better quality options available due to the improvements of technology. They use an amplification system that is connected to a mold that fits around the ear. They are large and this helps in some of the worst cases of hearing loss where other units cannot.

Another option is those that are behind the ear aids. A custom made ear mold is connected to a small case that fits behind the ear. They are used to all types of hearing loss and work well for children because of how durable they are as well as how capable they are of being connected to assistive listening devices that can be used within the classroom.

Yet another type of hearing aid that is commonly used is that of the ITE aids. These are also known as in the ear aids because that is the location that they are in. They are custom made for each person individually. They work for most all types of hearing loss as well. In most cases, a child can wear them after the age of 13 as their growing patterns have slowed down.

Although there are several other types of hearing aids on the market, it is best to speak to your doctor about which is the right device for your needs. In many cases, there will be special equipment to help you in hearing better.

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