If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, then you might now be searching for the right type of hearing aid to suit your needs. To be able to do this effectively, you need to understand the three top hearing aid styles on the market and use this information to come to a decision. Keep reading to find out more about the three top hearing aid styles.
Behind The Ear (BTE)
The first style that we are going to look at is Behind The Ear (BTE). This style has a microphone that sits behind your ear and a small, clear tube that wraps around and into your ear canal to relay the sound. These are popular because they are easy to handle, making putting them in and taking them out easy and hassle free. If you have hearing loss, you don’t want to be fiddling about every morning trying to put your hearing aids in, you just want to be able to put them on and be able to go, which is what this style allows you to do.
Additionally, you will also find that the larger size allows for more features to be added to the device. Features such as bluetooth connectivity and wind noise reduction. This could be beneficial as you end up with more capabilities than some of the other styles on the market, all because you have a slightly larger device.
In The Ear (ITE)
The next style that we are going to look at is In The Ear (ITE). This one is smaller than the behind the ear style and works in a slightly different way. These need to be custom made by your hearing health specialist using a mold so that it fits flush in your ear. One of the biggest benefits of this style far superior to other styles when it comes to picking up high frequency sounds. As such, if this is something that you require, this could be the style for you.
If you are looking for a device that is almost invisible, then ITE hearing aids could be a good choice.
In The Canal (ITC)
Finally, there are In The Canal (ITC) hearing aids. These are slightly larger than ITE style, but that comes with its own benefit. The increased surface area means that the device will be less likely to pick up feedback, making for an overall more pleasant experience. What this means is that there is less chance of it coming loose while you are doing something like eating or talking. It also makes the device more comfortable, and after a while you won’t even feel it.
ITC hearing aids are also custom made by your hearing care professional to ensure maximum levels of comfort.
We hope that you have found this article helpful with understanding hearing aid styles. What hearing aid do you have? Or what type of hearing aid style do you think you would like? Let us know what you think!