How do I choose a hearing aid ?

May 15, 2013 by Francine Morrissette

How do I choose a hearing aid ?

In order to solve your hearing problem, it is necessary to meet with an audioprosthetist who will help you choose the best solution for your needs.

First, ALL of today’s hearing aids use digital technology. However, your choice between different types of hearing aids depends on the degree of your hearing loss.

The greater the degree of hearing loss, the more space is needed in the device for the speaker and the amplifier.

This limits your choice.

Here are the different types of hearing aids available to you:

Behind-the-ear (BTE)

Powerful and well adapted to understanding speech, this model offers options that are not always possible with smaller hearing devices.

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Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)

Hardly visible and only detectable if one looks directly into the ear canal.

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In-the-canal (ITC)

The case containing the electronic components of the in-the-canal hearing aid is located in the ear canal and only the exterior part is visible.

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In-the-ear (ITE)

In this model, the hearing aid case completely fills the outer ear.

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On-the-ear (OTE)

This model is suited to persons having only slight or moderate hearing loss.

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The hearing aid that will work the best for you is the one that is suited to your hearing environment and meets your personal needs.

If you have any questions or inquiries concerning your hearing health, don’t hesitate in contacting the professionals at Lobe Santé auditive et communication multidisciplinary clinics. We will be pleased to direct you to the appropriate professional who will be able to answer all of your hearing health questions.

Important
It is recommended to consult with an audioprosthetist at least once a year in order to verify your hearing aid’s performance and assure a longer life span for the device.