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hearing aids

Levels of technology.

What’s the difference!

Technology Pyramid 

 


Completely In The Canal

 


In The Canal

Completely In The Ear
Considerations:
  • cosmetically appealing - nearly invisible
  • requires good dexterity to insert
  • easy telephone use
  • potential for "plugged up" feeling
  • shorter battery life
  • occasional wax build up
Mild to moderate loss
(up to 65dB)
       
In the canal
Considerations:
  • cosmetically appealing - slightly visible
  • requires good dexterity to insert
  • easy telephone use
  • less "plugged up" feeling
Mild to severe loss
(up to 70dB)
         


Half Shell In The Ear

 


Full Shell In The Ear

Half shell in the ear
Considerations:
  • visible in the ear
  • easy to handle
  • less "plugged up" feeling
Mild to severe loss
(up to 70dB)
 
Full shell in the ear
Considerations:
  • more visible in the ear
  • easy to handle
  • less "plugged up" feeling
Mild to severe loss
(up to 75dB)
         


micro Behind The Ear

 


microPower Behind The Ear

Micro behind the ear
Considerations:
  • cosmetically appealing - nearly invisible
  • easy to insert
  • same day fitting
  • no "plugged up" feeling
Mild to moderate loss
(up to 65dB)
 
Micro Power behind the ear
Considerations:
  • cosmetically appealing for significant hearing loss
  • easy to insert
  • same day fitting
  • no "plugged up" feeling
Moderate to severe loss
(up to 80dB)
         


Behind The Ear

     
Behind the ear
Considerations:
  • cosmetically appealing - slightly visible
  • less "plugged up" feeling
  • good durability
  • most power
  • FM compatible
Mild to profound loss
(up to 120dB)
     
         

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