There are many people who are facing hearing loss. Life for these people is not easy. There are many types of hearing loss, some of them can be treated by surgery, or medication but some type of hearing loss cannot be treated. In that case, the doctor suggests hearing aids. These are the devices, which amplify the sound so that people with a hearing problem can listen properly. there are many different kinds of hearing aids.
In the ear (ITE) styles
To make this type of hearing aid, the maker takes the shape of the ear of the patient and make it according to that that is why it is known as custom-fit. It is important to take the impression carefully so that it can be made perfectly for the user otherwise it will be useless. The best part about these hearing aids is that they are being made in different skin tone so that it can blend with the skin because some people do not like that other person know about their problem.
Behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids
These hearing aids can be used in two ways; they can fit behind the ear or on the outer ear. These hearing aids have a tube to insert into the ear so that sound can reach ear canal. This tube is being made custom-fit which is known as ear mold. The best part about it is that it does not block the whole ear. these aids are being made in colors tones of ears and hairs whichever is preferable. Some people like to have a flashy hearing aid.
Invisible in the canal (IIC) or completely in the canal (CIC) hearing aid
These hearing aids are the smallest hearing designs and are known as invisible hearing aids. People cannot see these hearing aids because they are being fit deep in the ear canal. These types of hearing aids are being made for a mild hearing loss. These devices are so small that other people do not even feel them. These devices are not manual or they cannot be. The bad part about this hearing aid is that they fit too deeply in the ear so there are great chances of it getting damaged by the ear wax. These devices can also damage by the moisture. These devices are a little bit complicated and need extra care while inserting and removing.
In the canal (ITC) hearing aids
These hearing ears are being made to be position on the lower side of the outer bowl, that is why these devices are the easiest to use. These devices are larger in size and have a big battery. These devices are best for people who have a very serious hearing loss. These devices have other features like a microphone so that patient can understand his environment better. This device is manual.
Low profile hearing aids
These devices are being made in style, which covers the half shell of the outer ear. These devices are bigger than all other devices that are why makers can add more features in these devices. The common features that can be added in these devices are microphone and manual control system.