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In The Ear Hearing Aids Delivers Excellent Sound Quality

May 26, 2008
For a number of different reasons there are many people who dislike the idea of having to wear eyeglasses or use assistive listening devices. One of the main reasons is that people have a tendency to want to downplay their weaknesses and reliance on corrective devices. For those who have hearing loss and prefer that their hearing aids not be noticeable, small "in the ear hearing aids" are a very popular choice.

The hearing aids that are worn in the ear are a trend that is not likely to go away, as the advancements in technology has enabled hearing aid manufacturers to put the essential components of hearing aid technology into smaller and smaller packages. These tiny in the ear devices are also sometimes known as open ear or open fit hearing aids.

"In the ear hearing aids" do have one main drawback that is due to limitations of the size of the little devices. This limitation is that they cannot be effectively used by people who have severe hearing loss.

Instead, the hearing aids worn in the ear are better suited for people who have hearing loss conditions that impinge on their high frequency range and the normal to low frequency range. For these types of solutions, the open ear hearing aids can be quite effective while also being very discreet and often almost undetectable.

However, there have been some very recent advancements with the devices worn in the ear that is making them more capable of providing better hearing, even to people with severe hearing loss. The modification to these open ear hearing aids is what is known as SIE, or speaker-in-the-ear, and when properly fitted, this new wave of hearing aid can provide nearly invisible solutions even for those with severe hearing problems.

The speaker-in-the-ear type of aids are so tiny as to be virtually invisible when worn and are also very lightweight, making them comfortable to wear as well. These small advanced hearing aids actually consist of two main parts: the housing unit which is worn behind the ear and which contains the electrical components; and, the speaker which is connected to the main unit via a very thin clear tube.

With this type of hearing aid worn in the ear, there are two distinct types of severe hearing loss which can be corrected. These types of hearing loss are the high frequency sloping and the wide range hearing loss, which is generally considered the most severe type. One advantage of the speaker-in-the-ear device is that the speaker does not completely fill the ear canal and this allows the wearer to be able to more naturally hear their own voice and in general enjoy a more natural, auditory quality of sounds.

Many people are quick to want to go out and buy the most cutting-edge model of SIE "in the ear hearing aids" and while there is no problem with having the latest in hearing aid technology, it should be known that there are some companies that will take advantage of this and try to raise the prices. But, if you take the time to visit a few different hearing aid suppliers, then you will find that you can get the newest models while not paying much more.
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