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Many people are aware they’re suffering from hearing loss, but find it difficult to get help. Those who have been diagnosed with hearing loss wait, on average, seven years before seeking treatment. The reasons for waiting on help vary; some are frustrated by hearing loss, believing it to be a sign of aging. Others think […]
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Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. The volume of […]
Many professions and hobbies include loud noises and require hearing protection. From music concerts to construction sites to giant industrial plants, the world has become exponentially louder since the Industrial Revolution began.
Hearing protection has grown into an important part of public health interest as noise has become more common. Protective products are available for virtually any activity. It is recommended that children’s hearing be protected from an early age.
Earplugs, earphones and combinations of these are available for general and specific purposes, like swimming, hunting, playing music, working with loud indoor and outdoor equipment, and more. Protective sound-reducing equipment is an important part of many work and recreational activities. Call Audiology & Hearing Center of Tampa today for more information.
Here are the main hearing aid styles. Variations of these styles guarantee that there is a style to fit every hearing need.
In the ear (ITE): ITE hearing aids are powerful and offer many features. The ITE is an electric amplifier in an earmold that fits the outer ear.
Invisible in canal (IIC): IIC hearing devices are the smallest and lightest available. They are recommended for moderate hearing loss.
Completely in canal (CIC): CIC aids are slightly larger than IIC but remain small and powerful, and nearly invisible.
Full-shell: A full shell is an earmold custom made to fit the outer ear. The electronics and battery are inserted in the shell and fit to the patient.
Behind the ear (BTE): Sometimes, it is necessary to put the electronics and battery in a compartment that sits behind the ear. In this device, a tube runs to the amplifier in the ear canal. The controls and battery are easier to use than smaller devices.
Receiver in the ear (RITE): RITE hearing aids offer a smaller behind the ear electronics package because the sound receiver is in the ear canal.
These devices are recommended for mild to severe hearing loss.