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Date : 08/10/2556

 

Hearing aid is an electronic device that amplifies sound level to compensate hearing loss of individual making the wearer hears almost the same as those whose hearing is normal.

There are four criteria to choose hearing aid as follows:
1. Level of hearing loss : Size of hearing aid is very much depended on level of hearing loss. If hearing loss is at severe to profound, big size of hearing aid is suitable for while hearing loss is at mild to moderate, small to medium sizes are loud enough. Thank to today’s technology, however, hearing aid seems to get smaller and smaller while the gain is stronger meaning small size of hearing aid can be fitted with severe to profound hearing loss. Remember one thing that small size of hearing aid is hardly to be seen.
2. Technology of hearing aid : channel of amplivication is a key factor to consider. The more Channel is the better because sound will be amplified perfectly according to individual’s hearing Loss causing the wearer can hear clearly. Beside, two-microphone is always better than one Because it can recognize both direction and voice or noise helping the wearer hears better even Is noisy places such as restaurant or shopping center.
3. Type of hearing aid : can be classified as follows :
- Behind The Ear (BTE): Its size is about medium to large which is suitable for moderate to profound hearing loss and must be hanged on ear pinna connected with ear canal by plastic tube and ear mould.
- Open Fitting: It’s also hanged on ear pinna but smaller size and it’s suitable for mild to Moderate hearing loss. Reduction of occlusion effect is benefit of this type.
- Receiver in The Canal (RIC): Its housing is quite small. Receiver is placed in the ear canal and also be changed easily from low to high power. Therefor, it can cover for wide range of hearing loss and, definitely, it must be hanged on ear pinna as well.
- In The Ear (ITE): This will be made one by one (custom made) and it’s placed directly in The ear canal so nothing is hanged on the pinna. Generally, there are three sizes called In The Ear (ITE), In The Canal (ITC) and Completely In The Canal (CIC) and they are suitable For sever, moderate and mild hearing loss respectively.
- Pocket Type: This is quit an old fashion but stills around and improved by digital technology. The body of it has to be clipped with shirt or belt and wired to the ear. Price is very affordable and operated by AA battery.
4. Accessories : With today’s technology, hearing aid has been improved a lot to serve individual’s life style. Starts from remote control helping wearer adjusts volume control and changes listening program easily without touching of hearing aid itself which is normally small and hardly to handle. Mini-Tek is a Bluetooth device that, normally, acts as remote control and also can be synced with bluetooth signal from cellphone or TV (with Tek transmitter). Therefore, wearer can hear the phone clearly because its signal comes without noise. Battery Charger is another technology developed for green planet. It helps to reduce the usage of material and also for convenience of the wearer. Please do check whether the hearing aid supports these functions before buying.
Take a good care of your hearing aid ? As mentioned earlier, hearing aid is just a kind of electronic device. Therefor, please try to avoid from falling off and leaking of water or sweat. Keep it in room temperature and not direct to sunlight or humid area. Be great if it’s always kept in a jar with a pill of dehumidifier and clean it after use every time and be sure to visit your hearing aid consultant for periodic adjust and maintenance.

 

Date : 08/10/2556

Hearing aid is an electronic device that amplifies sound level to compensate hearing loss of individual making the wearer hears almost the same as those whose hearing is normal. There are four criteria to choose hearing aid as follows:

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