The In-the-Canal (ITC) hearing device is worn in the ear canal. The face plate of the device is not visible without looking directly in the ear. ITC over the counter hearing aids usually have a multi-tip fit system or a flexible shell. ITC aids maybe difficult for the user to adjust and remove again because of their small 助聽器.
4. Completely-in-Canal (CIC) hearing device is largely concealed in the ear canal. The very small size limits the operational ease of a volume control, limits the size of the battery and makes it more difficult to handle when not in the ear. The small size does however get the device further in the ear and closer to the ear drum. Because the microphone is deeper in the ear the outer ear has more chance to do its job, so for many the device sounds more natural.
5. Open Fit also called Open Ear hearing aids are becoming more available and very popular. They are mini Behind the Ear instruments with very thin tubing and a soft dome that’s virtually invisible, even to those looking directly at your ear. Open Fit units require no fitting and keep the ear canal open to reduce the plugged-up sensation. You get clean, crisp, natural sound with Open Fit hearing aids. I believe there is no better choice for people with high-frequency hearing loss. Common wearer frustrations, such as the sound of your own voice, noise when you chew food and excessive whistling are resolved with the Open Fit. It is the most discrete and comfortable hearing instrument you can wear.
Let’s start shopping – mail order
You’ve assessed your own hearing problem,
You have visited your doctor, had you ears checked and received his or her consultation on your hearing problem.
You have defined a primary objective and prioritized secondary objectives.
You have learned that they are three categories of hearing help products (assistive listening devices, over the counter hearing aids and hearing aids)
And there are five styles of hearing aids. (BTE, ITE, ITC, CIC and Open Fit).
If you can, begin on the internet. If you don’t have the internet, get in touch with a family member or friend who does. If you have someone and it’s possible for you to be there with them, schedule some time where both of you can search on-line together. At the least have someone look for you. Make sure they know what your objectives are. They can search and then print out information on products that will be of interest to you.