Hearing aids come in all shapes and sizes. Depending on the type of hearing loss, the hearing aid will need to amplify to make up the difference.
The style depends on where the hearing aid is placed (on or inside the ear) and the amount of sound needed to be amplified.
The open fit style is usually a very small behind-the-ear hearing aid. Sound travels from the device through a small tube or wire to a speaker in the ear canal.
The custom fit is a style of hearing aid that is custom molded to fit inside an individual’s ear canal.
They can be completely inside the ear canal, fit partly inside, fill the lower portion of the area of the outer ear, or fill most of the bowl-shaped area of the outer ear.
It may take some time to get used to a hearing aid. Selecting a hearing aid that is easy to use is important. Other things to think about include the hearing aid parts and services, if there is a warranty, how often it should be maintained or repaired, cost for repairs, upgrade options, and the hearing aid company’s customer service.
Wearing the hearing aid regularly will help. It will increase a person’s awareness of sound and where it is coming from.
An individual should get to know the features of the hearing aid. When visiting a hearing specialist or audiologist, practice:
Test it in different environments to learn how to adjust it.
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