Hearing aid type

There are many types of hearing aids on the market. Many people don't know what to choose when choosing a hearing aid. What is the role of different types of hearing aids? Which hearing aids are suitable for children and which ones are suitable for the elderly? Today, Great Ears will take you through all the types of hearing aids.
Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
BTE hearing aids are a common type. (Also known as [over-the-ear, OTE] or behind the ear) It is hung behind the ear and consists of the fuselage, turning ear hooks, ear tubes, earplugs or ear molds.

Advantages: Relatively durable and easy to maintain, it has a wide range of amplification parameters, and the applicable hearing loss ranges from mild to very severe. Due to the large size of the BTE hearing aid, it can provide enough space for electroacoustic adjustment devices such as frequency response, gain, compression control, induction coils, etc. Many BTE hearing aids can also be connected to external sound sources such as TV and auxiliary through the bootie and connecting wires. Hearing device

Disadvantages: For patients with high appearance requirements, its volume is still a bit large.
Receiver in the canal hearing aids
RIC (Receiver In The Canal, the receiver is placed in the ear canal). "RIC" means to peel off the receiver inside the hearing aid and put it in the ear canal, which not only can greatly reduce the size of the hearing aid, but also the receiver moves from the back of the ear to the ear canal, the sound quality is better, and it is successfully realized. "Hybrid" between the ear and the ear canal

Smooth output frequency response curve, the overall loudness is larger, it is easy to reach the compensation target, and the sound quality is more beautiful;
The frequency compensation range is wider (100~7000Hz), making better use of the frequency response range, and more high-frequency compensation;
The microphone and the receiver are separated by a greater distance, effectively eliminating acoustic feedback;
The receiver is closer to the tympanic membrane, and the sound is more natural and realistic;
The appearance is smaller and more beautiful, concealed;
Invisible Canal (IIC)
IIC is called "super stealth hearing aid", IIC is an abbreviation for invisible in canal, meaning a hearing aid that is completely invisible. With the development of electronic technology in the past two years, hearing aid components can be made smaller and smaller. On this basis, the field of hearing aids has also produced a revolutionary new type of hearing aid products. The relevant data claims that its shape is 20%-30% smaller than that of the deep ear canal hearing aid CIC; the hearing aid wearing effect diagram shows that the concealment of the IIC is indeed better than the CIC.

Advantages: The appearance of the IIC hearing aid is very small and beautiful to wear, but the hearing aids are generally lighter in the hearing because the appearance is small.
Completely-In-Canal (CIC)
CIC is a shorthand for Complete in the canal. It is a complete ear canal hearing aid. It is also called a deep ear canal hearing aid.
1. Wide range of applications adapts to hearing loss of 35 decibels to 85 decibels.
2. The volume control is appropriate, and the wearer generally does not need to adjust the volume after wearing.
3. The ultra-small hearing aid is small in appearance and concealed in shape, suitable for the needs of many people.
4. You can completely avoid the whistling sound when you make a phone call and listen to stereo headphones. Therefore, there is no need to additionally install a telephone circuit.
5. To a certain extent, suppress tinnitus, about 70% of customers found that tinnitus disappeared after wearing.
6. The noise can be reduced, and the microphone is hidden in the depth of the ear canal, so it is less affected by the wind.
7. Reduce the feeling of blockage, the hearing aid is worn deep in the ear canal, which greatly reduces the resonance effect of the cartilage, and thus reduces the blockage feeling to the lowest point.
In-The-Canal (ITC)
ITC is the abbreviation of In the canal, which means the ear canal hearing aid. The ITC hearing aid mainly fills the ear canal, and the panel occupies about a quarter of the ear cavity.

Advantages: The volume is small and invisible, suitable for mild to moderate to severe hearing loss. The case is tailored to the user's ear shape and is fully compliant with each person's ear type.
In-The-Ear (ITE)
Invisible volume, suitable for moderate to moderate to severe hearing loss. The case is tailored to the user's ear shape and is fully compliant with each person's ear type.

Advantage:Can use a larger battery to extend battery life

Disadvantages: susceptible to earwax blocking the speaker
Absorb more wind noise
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