Part2 Understanding the road ahead with Hearing aids

Early detection of hearing loss is vital for learning and speech development. A thorough medical examination by a licensed physician should be completed before fitting the hearing aids. Hearing aids are battery powered, electronic devices with microphones that amplify sound in the ear.

Types of Hearing aids for Children: Pediatric hearing aids come in a wide range of bright colors, so children can regain control over their hearing in style.

Behind-the-Ear (BTE): These are the most commonly recommended hearing aids for infants and young children. All behind-the-ear hearing aids have a microphone, amplifiers and processors, a volume control, a tone hook, an earmold, an on/off switch, and a battery compartment. The earmolds are made of a soft material that is safer and more comfortable for tiny ears.

  • Behind-the-Ear (BTE) models are easy to use
  • Easy to adjust
  • It can accommodate moderate to severe hearing loss.
  • The earmold is easy to handle and clean.
  • Different color options are available

In-the-Ear (ITE): These are commonly recommendedfor adults and teenage children. ITE style hearing aids use larger batteries which can power a bigger receiver, which is a good option for people with severe hearing loss.

  • Bigger size accommodates a variety of feature options
  • Custom-made
  • Easy to handle and insert
  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Convenient controls
  • Susceptible to moisture problems than behind-the-ear aids

Selecting the right hearing device: Havea question about the hearing aids? our audiologists and ear surgeons at the Shea Ear Clinic and the Shea Hearing Aid Center have the experience, expertise and tools to help you understand and manage your ear, hearing and/or balance concerns, and we welcome the chance to assist you.

Call the Shea Clinic today to set up an appointment with our experts. Call now locally at 901-761-9720 or toll free at 800-477-SHEA.