With hearing aids, there are many choices. For example, how they look (or can’t be seen) in the ear, their size and shape, how they feel, how they work, how much control the user wants to have, how automatic does the user want the hearing aids to work.
Hearing Aids and Hearing Devices
Hearing aids come in models such as the following:
- are worn behind the ear with a small wire connecting to the speaker that sits directly down in the ear canal. These models are small and can be easily adjusted to work with a wide range of hearing problems. They may be used with and without custom ear molds, depending upon the type and severity of the hearing loss.
- Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing instruments are also worn behind the ear. They tend to be a bit larger and more powerful than the RIC devices. BTE hearing aids use the more typical custom hearing aid ear mold. Because they use the typical custom ear mold, these are good choices if someone had problems with draining ears.
- Pocket hearing aids are affordable and uncomplicated. They can easily be used only when someone wants to communicate with friends, family, nurses, or physicians. This hearing device has a processing unit that is about the size of a pack of cigarettes. It has a large, easy-to-change volume control and uses long-life AA batteries. A wired ear-piece connects the processing unit to the patient’s ear.
So, whatever your preferred model or style, Lakewood Hearing & Speech Center can provide hearing aids to meet you desires and your budgetary needs.