Hearing Aid Types come many different styles privately, where as NHS aids are limited in choice. Whether online or at your local test centre, there are a variety of options available that can all be tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle.
To give you a helping hand to what you could expect to find, we have put together the most common types of hearing aids for sale and explaining a little bit about how they work. Nowadays hearing aids fall into two main categories; digital and analogue.
The advancement in technology has enabled many people to comfortably get on with their day to day lives, while wearing hearing aids, and feeling no discomfort at all.
At present there are four main types of hearing aids that can be purchased.
Behind the ear hearing aids
These are the most common types of hearing aids. They usually feature an ear mould which sits inside the ear and then the hearing aid rests behind the ear with a plastic tube connecting the two together.
In the Ear Hearing Aids
In the Ear hearing aids consist of the entire hearing aid, including the working parts all being placed in the ear. The hearing aids are visible and can be seen from the side but have no behind the ear parts.
In the Canal Hearing Aids
Similar to in the ear hearing aids except the complete aid is placed right inside the ear canal. Small in the canal (ITC) aids can fit right inside the canal and can hardly be seen at all. People who have narrow canals in their ear cannot usually have this type of treatment.
Receiver in the canal
Further developments in digital technology have enabled scientists that are specialist in hearing aids to create alternative means of fitting the BTE called ‘open ear fittings’ were the ear mould is replaced by a soft earpiece at the tip. It is less visible but only really an alternative if you suffer from mild or moderate hearing loss.
Invisible in the Canal Hearing Aids
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