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External vs Internal hearing aids

The hearing profile is so different from person to person like fingerprints. Every hearing profile is unique. There are things to check like degree of your hearing loss, different decibel check on both ears and how it is varying. The hearing specialist will have a thorough look into your profile and prescribe the right solution…

internal vs external hearing aids

The hearing profile is so different from person to person like fingerprints. Every hearing profile is unique. There are things to check like degree of your hearing loss, different decibel check on both ears and how it is varying. The hearing specialist will have a thorough look into your profile and prescribe the right solution for you.

If you come across the various styles and types of electronic devices, you may be worried how you’ll decide on what’s right for you. Of course, an Audiologist will be able to guide you through selection. And the choice may depend on your answers to some detailed and imperative questions, not just about your hearing, but also about your lifestyle and personality.

External hearing aids

BTE (Behind the ear)

BTE device which means behind the ear holds all the electronics including the microphone and speaker in a case. It sits behind the ear and has a small hook that is attached to the mold like Corda tube with a customized mold dome which sits in the ear canal. BTEs is wireless and can communicate to each other to enhance comfortable hearing in noisy environments and can connect to Bluetooth. These come in different styles like rechargeable option and disposable batteries. BTEs are normally prescribed for mild to moderate hearing loss.

RITE (Receiver in the ear)

Alike BTE, RITE (receiver in the year) also holds all the electronics including the microscope and speaker in a case but they are significantly minute unlike BTEs. The variation of RITE is the sound is transmitted from the case and suspended inside the ear. This feature stands out the device from other variants gives better flexibility and better performance.

Internal hearing aids

IIC (Invisible in the ear)

This is the minutest type of hearing instrument available and is invisible in the ear and it is designed for people who want ultimate discretion. Fitting in deep inside the ear canal, an IIC instrument delivers the benefits of the natural acoustics of the external ear. 

IIC instruments are ordered and custom made and are prescribed typically for people with mild to moderately severe hearing problem, and whose ear canals are wide and comfortable enough for them to fit.

These hearing instruments are perfect for mild to severe hearing loss. Their larger size makes ITEs can accommodate the features like smart hearing solutions. These instruments are easy to configure and handle for many people.

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