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Hearing aids are a solution to a problem that millions of Americans face every single day; the inability to hear what they want to hear. Hearing aids are sound-amplifying devices designed to aid people who have a hearing impairment. Over 33 million children and adults in the United States have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss can have a negative effect on communication, relationships, school/work performance, and emotional well-being.
We’re glad you decided to read a little bit about hearing loss and hearing aids. We understand that this is a big step for many people. We hope the information provided on these pages helps you understand that there is a solution to the problem.
Most hearing aids share several similar electronic components, including a microphone that picks up sound; amplifier circuitry that makes the sound louder; a miniature loudspeaker (receiver) that delivers the amplified sound into the ear canal; and batteries that power the electronic parts.
- At age 65, one out of three people has a hearing loss.
- 60% of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings.
- While people in the workplace with the mildest hearing losses show little or no drop in income, as the hearing loss increases, compensation decreases.
- Almost 15% of school-age children (ages 6-19) have some degree of hearing loss.
Hearing Aid Styles
Receiver in Canal (RIC)
Completely in the Canal (CIC)
In the Ear (ITE)
Behind the ear (BTE)
Invisible in Canal
- 100% Invisible when worn
- Hear clearly in noise
- Sculpted for your ear canal
- Highest definition sound quality
Completely in Canal
- Cosmetically desirable
- Programmed to have automatic or push button settings
- Requires good manual dexterity
In the Ear
- Easy to insert into the ear because of its larger size
- Easy-to-operate larger features such as volume control
- Used to help mild to severe hearing loss
In the Canal
- Barely visible in the ear
- Easy to use with the telephone
- May not fit well in small ears