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The Best Hearing Aid Type for Your Activity of Choice

a hand holding a brand new hearing aid

There are a few types of hearing aids that can benefit your hearing loss. Choosing a style of hearing aids can be difficult, especially when deciding which one will go best with your daily activities. It's important to reflect on your life and make the decision with your audiologist if which hearing aid will be best suited for you.

Meeting with your audiologist is a great idea as well. Actually, it is best to meet with an ideologist and discuss hearing aids together. Your audiologist will help determine the best solutions to heal your hearing loss. The two of you should be on the same page of what has been experienced what the future of your hearing should look like. Always ask questions if you are unsure about anything or have any concerns.

If you are curious about the types of aids available for your everyday life, consider the following. It would help if you chose an aid that will go best with your many activities. 

In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids

These hearing aids are as small as an ear tip and sit on the outer portion of the ear canal. Everyone has a different size ear canal. Depending on the size, the ITE hearing aid is somewhat discreet meaning it is not that noticeable to the human eye. The good thing is that the ITE hearing aid can be fitted to fit your ear. The shell of the hearing aid is custom to fit the unique shape of your ear. 

This type of hearing aid is great for those that are on the go and keep a busy lifestyle. If you don't want your hearing aid to be noticeable, this one is for you. It is fit comfortable into your ear canal and can be left in there all day. With the fitted ITE hearing aid, you will forget that this piece is in your ear because of how fitted it is. 

 Behind-the-ear (BTE)hearing aids

It has a hook that goes over the top of your ear and rests just behind the hearing. More specifically, a tube brings the hearing aid together to a custom earpiece. The earpiece is called an ear mold that fits your canal. 

This type of hearing aid is great for people of all ages. It is also great for most types of hearing loss. Because of the hook that holds onto the ear, the BTE hearing aid is great for those that are active. Whether you run, jump, or go to the gym, this is an excellent option. 

This too is a great option for those that are starting their experience with a hearing aid. No matter where you go, you won't have to worry about your hearing aid piece falling out. Get used to having a BTE hearing aid before moving on to other hearing aids.

In-the-canal (ITC) hearing aids

ITC is a style of hearing custom-made aid. It is based on the form of your ear canal and the surrounding area around it. These hearing aids are made up of a lightweight plastic shell. They too are cosmetically appealing.

This type of hearing aid is great if you don't want the hearing aid to be too noticeable. It is also great if you want the hearing aid to look flattering. This hearing aid piece is great for events and night outs. Always look good and feel confident with the ITC hearing aid.

Choosing a hearing aid can be overwhelming. There are types and styles, and you may not know where to start. Take the times to do your own research and have a few ideas of what hearing aids will be right for you.

Take time with your audiologist. The best person to help you find your desired hearing aid is an audiologist. The audiologist will work with you and discuss your daily activities to see which hearing aid will be best for you. To help the audiologist help you find the right hearing aid for you, daily activities and hearing loss levels will need to be shared. This will help both you and the audiologist be on the same page and agree on a hearing aid.

Take your time in learning about hearing aids in addition to the role of audiologists. It's important not to become overwhelmed, but it is important to stay aware of what life with hearing aids and an audiologist can look like. Also, learn more about Hinderliter Services by contacting us today at 248-430-8425.