There are many types of hearing aids. We understand that as a customer you can no longer see the wood for the trees. To give you an idea of which different hearing aids are available on the market, we will explain the different types. Which models are there? What are the pros and cons of these hearing aids. What makes one hearing aid more suitable for you than another? Which type of hearing aid best suits your hearing loss.
The search for the best hearing aid starts with which hearing aid model you want to buy. Below are the different models of hearing aids and the abbreviations that are often mentioned:
We will discuss these 4 models one by one below. This will make it easier to find the best hearing aid.
In-ear hearing aids are called ITEs. These hearing aids are custom made. The hearing care professional makes an impression of your ear canal and this is sent to the hearing aid manufacturer. Every brand has in-ear hearing aids. An in-the-ear hearing aid is placed in the ear and is minimally visible to the outside world. The in-ear headphones are also available in an extremely small size. When there is enough space in your ear, they can make a hearing aid very small and very deep in your ear. There is then a drawstring with which you can easily remove the device from the ear. They call this CIC. Complete in the canal. An example of such a hearing aid is the Starkey Evolv AI 2400 CIC - Bluetooth.
Disadvantages in the ear:
The behind the ear hearing aids are the most well-known hearing aids. They are the hearing aids where you wear a system behind your ear with a connecting piece to your ear canal. This connection piece has a custom-made ear piece. The hearing care professional also makes an impression of your ear which is sent to the Lab. There they make a custom-made ear cup from acrylic material. An example of a hearing aid behind the ear is the Resound Linx 3d 988.
This By the way, the device is also remotely adjustable!
Advantages behind the ear:
Disadvantages behind the ear:
The RIC devices are also hearing aids that sit partly behind your ear. However, there is no connection hose attached to it, but a thin electronic wire. We are going to explain this to you first. Lesson in between!In order to bring sound to your ear canal, and then to be able to hear you properly, it is necessary that the sound is collected is transported by the hearing aid (behind the ear) to your ear canal. With BTE hearing aids, this is done through the connection piece. This is a tube through which sound can pass. The sound then travels through the tube to the custom earmold and is then released into your ear canal near your eardrum. The RIC hearing aids are also behind your ear but have a different way of transporting sound. Here is another connection piece. A so-called loudspeaker. You should see a RIC device as a sound installation with speakers. The hearing aid is the sound system and the wire to your ears is the box that reproduces the sound in your ear. An example of a receiver in the ear is the Starkey Livio ai 2400 ric.
Disadvantages of RIC devices:
The Lyric is a bit of the jewel among the hearing aids!
This beautiful system is available in 7 different sizes. From XXS to XXL. A different size for each ear canal. The electronics are built into a kind of small capsule. Over this are two soft wings. So these wings are different sizes. Because the Lyric can be placed very far in your ear, it gives an optimal sound. The Lyric is placed by a Lyric specialist. The specialist is trained in “placing as deep as possible” of this special system! The Lyric is the only device that can withstand moisture. That is, you can shower with it, and you can even swim with it. No diving, but swimming.. with a nice small custom-made swimming cap.
Good luck with your search of the best hearing aid that suits your unique wishes and needs. Do you want even more hearing aid advice before you continue your search for the right hearing aid, you can always visit our site for more information .
Success in your search for a beautiful hearing aid that suits your needs!