The type of hearing aids; style or device is dependent upon the user’s individual needs. There are in-the-ear styles as well as behind-the-ear styles. Also, hearing aid technology has advanced, with many new and improved options to choose from.
Digital Hearing Aids
Digital technology has transformed the quality hearing aids sold today. Digital hearing aids contain a computer chip that amplifies the sounds digitally. The digital hearing aids are programmed via a connection to a computer. Through the use of special software, your hearing aids are individually designed to meet your needs.
Styles of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are available in many different sizes and styles, thanks to advancements in digital technology and miniaturization of the internal components. Many of today’s hearing aids are considered sleek, compact, and innovative – offering solutions to a wide range of hearing aid users. When selecting a style of hearing aid, you should consider:
- The degree of the hearing loss
- Power requirements
- Manual dexterity and visual abilities
- Your budget
- Cosmetics and aesthetics
- Skin sensitivities
- Anatomical and medical considerations