As reported before about hearing loss treatment, hearing aid is one of wise choice to help you. This treatment was used by most of people with hearing loss. Here some information for you about hearing aid.
What’s Hearing Aid?
According to wikipedia, a hearing aid is an electroacoustic device which typically fits in or behind the wearer’s ear, and is designed to amplify and modulate sound for the wearer. Earlier devices, known as an “ear trumpet” or “ear horn”, were passive funnel-like amplification cones designed to gather sound energy and direct it into the ear canal.
A hearing aid makes sounds louder. There are many different styles of hearing aids. And you can add special features to your hearing aids.
What should I do if I think I need a hearing aid?
If you think you have a hearing problem and thinking about getting a hearing aid, see your doctor or audiologist. They can help you to determine what type of hearing aid will work best for you. The audiologist will pick a hearing aid based on the type and how much hearing loss you have and other factors. Audiologist can help you learn how to get the most out of your hearing aid. In general it usually better to wearing aids in both ears, even if the hearing loss in the ears isn’t equal.
You also need to consider cost. Hearing aids can be expensive, and they are not always covered by insurance. Be sure to ask about a return policy, in case you are not satisfied with the hearing aid, and any warranties.
What are the types of hearing aids?
There are 4 types of hearing aids:
1. Behind the ear (BTE)
2. Mini BTE / on the ear
3. In the ear (ITE)
4. In the canal (ITC) and completely in the canal (CIC)