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Understanding the road ahead in the world of HEARING Part2

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 recommended for adults and teenage children. ITE-style hearing aids use larger batteries that 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: Have a question about the hearing aids? our audiologists and ear surgeons at the Shea Clinic Ear Nose & Throat 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.

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