For many years, hearing aids have been the most effective solution for the vast majority of hearing problems.
Now, more than ever, thanks to new digital technologies, hearing aids make those who use them forget about their problem.
Types of devices according to physiological and hearing needs:
BTE – Behind-the-ear
The traditional device. It fits behind the auditory chamber and the sound gets to the patient through a custom mold.
A breakthrough for their efficient performance and comfort. They are custom-made.
“Deep fitting” They fit into the ear canal, very close to the eardrum. These are the smallest and most discreet devices.
Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) Style
Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) hearing aids are the instruments of choice for those who desire hearing help that can’t be seen.
The open-fit concept means your ear canal is not entirely blocked and natural sound is able to enter your ear, in addition to the amplification. These devices come in a variety of shapes and colours. They are not custom made and instead come in different sizes depending on the height and shape of your ear.
All these types of devices may vary regarding to its internal technology, depending on the specific hearing needs of each patient. This is assessed through previous hearing tests, before choosing the proper hearing aid.
Nowadays, almost 100% of the fit prostheses are made of digital technology. This is due to the endless possibilities they have to be adapted depending on the different needs of the patient. Therefore, within the digital range, we find HIGH, MEDIUM and LOW-END PRODUCTS.
There are three aspects that determine the fitting of a specific hearing aid:
- Ear physiology: will determine the size of the prosthesis: Behind-the-ear, Receiver-in-the-ear, CIC, Open Fit.
- Audiological Study / Hearing Test: will determine the range (high, medium, low-end) depending on the characteristics of the patient’s hearing loss.
- Life style: Together with the hearing test, it will determine the range (high, medium, low-end) because each person lives in a different rhythm and in a different