Types of hearing aids

If something is buzzing, humming, blowing, roaring or ringing in the ears, you might be suffering from the hearing defect such as tinnitus or anything else. If it happens with you, do not wait for the disease to go to the next level. It is advisable to rush to the doctor or ear specialist who can give you proper guidance. If he asks you to use hearing aid, ask him the details regarding the same.

These days there are lots of brands of hearing aid. Moreover, there are different styles according to the type of defect. Let us have a look at the different styles one by one. Here we go…

  • Completely in the canal: It fits inside the ear canal and therefore is least noticeable. It improves the hearing loss in adults. It uses small batteries and easy to use with telephone.
  • In the canal: It has all the features of the ‘completely in the canal’ and but the difference is that it partly fits in the ear and may not fit the small ears.
  • Receiver in canal
  • In the ear: It fills the outer ears, bigger than the canal aids and fits most of the ears. They are easier to handle and has volume controlling features.
  • Behind the ear: This is the most visible one that rests behind the ear and hooks on the top of the ear. They are mostly used by old people. It is used for all types of defects and amplifies the sound better than the rest.

I hope you have understood the above mentioned styles of the hearing aids. Choose the right one as suggested by your doctor. Good luck!

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Symptoms of hearing loss in children

Hearing loss in children is a major issue to be dealt with as soon as possible. Focus on how to improve hearing, but also find out the causes of hearing loss. Kids are too small to detect the defect on their own and let parents know about it. It is parents who have to take care of their kids. They are the first one who will come to know if their children are suffering from the hearing loss.

causes of hearing loss

The symptoms vary with the age, so let us find out the signs for both the age groups of children; below as well as above two years. Let us have a look at both of them one by one. Here we go…

  1. Signs for the kids below two years:

If your baby keeps on crying and does not do these things, he/she should be taken to the ear specialist urgently.

  • Wake up if there is a large sound
  • Smile or respond to your voice
  • Turn eyes hearing familiar voice
  • Notice the sound of the toys
  • Understand and act for normal words like hi and bye
  • Repeat sounds or words you try to make him/her speak
  • Signs for the kids above two years:

Your child:

  • Does not respond when you call
  • Behaves in the different way than other children of the same age
  • Is not able to understand what you are trying to say
  • Itches ears and keeps complaining about the pain in the ears or headache
  • Does not reply well to your questions
  • Turn the T.V. volume very high every time they watch it

The above mentioned signs can be the symptoms of hearing loss, but there can be other reasons too for the same.