Hearing Aids Overview
Hearing aid technology has advanced greatly over the last few decades.
Hearing Aid Styles
Hearing aids contain three basic mechanisms: microphone, amplifier, and speaker/receiver.
These components are placed on the hearing instruments in various locations, depending on the style. The internal wiring systems also varies by type. The majority of hearing aid manufacturers generally use the same three or four letter acronym to describe a hearing device style, which refer to the way the hearing device looks, feels, and fits, rather than its technology or feature.
It is important to know that not all styles are suitable for all degrees of hearing loss. See below for the six major types of hearing aids available in the market: