Types of hearing aids

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Nano, AI tech

What is Hearing Aid?

Hearing aids make every minute sound audible that the ear fails to amplify. Hearing aids help people with hearing loss listen to sounds, which helps them participate in daily activities. It improves people’s hearing and speech comprehension.

Nano, AI tech

Technology used in Nano hearing devices: Nano’s technology allows users to pick different mode and volume settings so they can find the best combination of sound for their ears without a hearing test.

Digital hearing aids

Digital hearing aids use a digital signal processor. It removes the sound waves or speech signals and reads the sound waves or speech signal, then processes it as per the program according to your hearing loss determined by an audiologist. Digital hearing aids can amplify or eliminate frequencies and noise patterns, and even shift sounds to more comfortable ranges. They can also impact your smart devices, such as your AC, phone, TV, computer, iPad, etc.

Analog hearing aids

Analog hearing aids work similarly to speakers. In the early days of technology, analog hearing aids were the only kind available to amplify sound.

Causes of hear loss
  • Congenital conditions
  • Damage & trauma from accident
  • Family history
  • Ear infections, Ruptured ear drum, Earwax buildup
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noises
Degrees of Hearing loss, Hearing threshold

Mild: Problems with soft speech and speech in noisy environment (21 DB to 40 DB)

Moderate: Problem with understanding conversational speech at normal loudness. (41DB to 70 DB)

Sever: Problem understanding speech even at a level louder than that of the normal speech.(71 DB to 80)DB

Profound: Problem hearing anything other than extreme loud sounds.( over 80 DB)

Types of hearing loss

Sensorineural loss is the most common type of hearing loss among the aged individuals. This could due to aging, middle and inner ear abnormalities. This is a condition when the auditory nerve that passes the sound to the brain is damaged at the origin (at the inner ear).  The cochlea or the auditory nerve disorders results in Sensorineural loss. It can be corrected with the use of implants

Conductive hearing loss 

Conductive hearing loss arises when there is an obstruction to the passing of sound to the auditory receptors. It could be due to a variety of reasons like of Ear infections, Accumulation of Earwax, Fluids in the inner ear canal, Damage to eardrum, and Deformities in the ear structure, inherited conditions or Otosclerosis. Conductive hearing loss can be rectified through Amplifiers or hearing aids depending on the degree of hearing loss.

Mixed hearing loss

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of Sensorineural & Conductive hearing loss conditions.It refers to the condition when there exists a damage to the outer ear as well as the ability of middle ear to conduct the sounds to the receptors. An audiologist is to be consulted to determine the type and degree of hearing loss to treat this condition.

Attributes to consider while choosing Hearing Aids

Attributes to consider while choosing Hearing Aids

  • Cosmetic and Aesthetic factors
  • Degree of hearing loss
  • Technology
  • Features: Rechargability , Bluetooth Compatibility, Remote functions
  • Personal preference:  Lifestyle , Colur,size, fit, usability, stigma attached to it
  • Features of: Noise cancellation, Sound quality, Environmental preferences, Amplification, Volume levels.

  • Accessories, Warranty, Feedback & support

Consultant an audiologist today to do your profiling.


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Tittinus can be caused due to many underlying conditions and can lead to various other disorders like hearing loss, and trouble hearing high frequencies or able to hear phantom sounds. This condition can become hazardous if not treated timely. Although it is curable with the prompt diagnosis and treatment.