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Top Hearing Device Styles to Consider

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When you start experiencing hearing loss, you’ll eventually need to consider getting hearing aids. Such devices minimize the impact of hearing loss and let you continue living life to the fullest. Not all of these devices are made equally, however, with there being various hearing device styles on offer.

Each of these offers their pros and cons, making speaking with a hearing health professional to determine what the best option for you is. It’s worth looking into the what the most common hearing device styles are so you can determine the best one for you.

In the Ear (ITE)

In-the-ear hearing aids are widely recommended as they boast multiple features, like volume controls and directional microphones. That lets you make sure you get the best sound possible when you’re using them.

These also sit in the outer ear bowl, making them one of the less visible hearing aids you can choose. With the various benefits this offers, especially when it comes to sound quality and clarity, ITE hearing aids are best suited to people experiencing severe hearing loss.

These also come in various sizes & styles and can be customized to fit perfectly in your ear.

Behind the Ear (BTE)

As the name suggests, BTE hearing aids rest atop and behind the outside of your ear and features tubing that comes down and into your ear canal. The appearance of these options can be customized, letting you choose a color close to your skin color to help blend it in and make it less visible.

Alternatively, you can go with a color simply because it looks nice. These tend to have relatively large batteries that don’t need to be charged often, although this can come down to the size of the hearing aid itself. They tend to be relatively larger than their counterparts, however.

In the Canal (ITC)

In-the-canal hearing aids are one of the more comfortable options to wear. As they fit inside your canal, they’re also one of the least visible, while also being less likely to fall out. They also tend to have a longer battery life than other options, so you wouldn’t need to spend too much time charging them or changing batteries.

Add in the fact that they have directional microphones and various adjustable settings, you can rest assured that you get the right sound for you. These can be well-recommended for people with low-to-moderate hearing loss.

With the various hearing device styles on offer, coupled with the choice between analogue and digital, choosing between them can be tricky. It’s far from impossible, however. Speaking with a qualified hearing health professional can help you find the best hearing aids for your needs.

Though that means spending time researching and comparing now, it’ll ensure you have a comfortable and high-quality hearing aid that offers the best sound for you.