Hearing aid is the device used with hearing loss problem. This is a boon to those people who suffer due to hearing loss. As the use of this device has been spread overall for deaf people around world, the style of this aid usage has been introduced in different types. This makes the user comfortable with the device. Thus common styles in hearing aids are
- Behind the ear
BTE is one of the hearing aid style that consists of a hard plastic case which is placed behind the ear and connected to a plastic earmold that is fitted to the outer ear canal. The electronic case is worn behind ear. When a sound is produced, it moves from the hearing aid to earmold. Thus earmold transfers the sound into the ear. BTE is the common style that is used by most of the people around all ages with mild to deep hearing issue.
- Mini behind the ear
Mini BTE is an open fit hearing aid with small size. The smaller device completely fit behind the ear and a narrow tube is inserted into ear canal. With this insertion, canal is not closed due to smaller narrow tube design. For people who experience earwax, it is a good choice to have open fit hearing aid. This kind of style is preferred by many people who do not want plugged up voice device. The open fit makes the device familiar with the special kind of substances. According to Active Audiology, this device is preferable to mild to severe hearing loss.
- In the ear
ITE is the hearing aid device style that fits completely inside the outer layer of canal. This is used for mild to deep hearing loss issues. The electronic device is molded with hard plastic and inserted into the ear with certain features. There are few devices that has additional features like telecoil. It is a small magnetic coil which in co-designed with the machine to help user for receiving the sound through circuitry of hearing aid instead of microphone. It means, deaf people can hear conversation over telephone and can help them to move around the public places to hear the public facilities. Like public systems with special sound like induction loop system can be hear with the help of this telecoil feature. ITE is not preferable for young children due to their ear growth over a period of time.
- In the canal
ITC is the machine that can be fit in the canal. This is designed to fit the size and shape of a person ear canal. Thus usage of this device is limited to particular amount of people. This has to take proper care and the removal and worn of this device is not easier. You can usually prefer getting a moderate style that is easy to install.
- Completely in the canal
Cic is similar to ITC where the device is even smaller and installed in the ear canal. This is hidden from outer view. This can fit to mild to moderate hearing loss. These devices cannot be designed with telecoil due to its smaller design. If you want to check through the size, then visit active audiology site and find the perfect size.