Hearing Aids Overview
Hearing aids are an important investment in your health and wellness. Today’s hearing aid devices are more advanced and capable than ever before. Similar to most electronic devices, hearing aid instruments have benefited tremendously from advancements in technology. With such a wide range of options, choosing the best device may be a bit of a challenge.
Eartone Hearing Aid Center will work with you every step of the way to ease the process of finding the hearing aid device that fits your hearing health needs the best. In addition to our support, understanding some hearing aid basics before getting the process started is a helpful way to navigate your options. Visit us to learn more about hearing aids in San Mateo, CA.
Hearing Aid Styles
There are various styles that hearing aids come in but all devices contain the same basic components: microphone, amplifier, speaker/receiver, and a battery source. These components are positioned in hearing instruments in various locations, depending on the style. The internal wiring systems also vary by type. The majority of hearing aid manufacturers generally use the same three or four-letter acronym to describe a hearing device style, which refers to the way the hearing device looks, feels, and fits, rather than its technology or features. It is important to know that certain hearing aid styles are more suitable for a specific degree of hearing loss (mild, moderate, profound). The six major styles that hearing aids are available in are:
Invisible-In-Canal hearing aids are custom molded to fit fully and comfortably inside your ear canal. With the IIC style, it is often completely invisible to other people. These are the smallest type of hearing aid on the market.