Hearing Aid

BTE Hearing Aid by SRK Meditech
BTE Hearing Aid by SRK Meditech
Supplier: SRK Meditech

Authorized Wholesale Dealer from New Delhi, Delhi

Ear Hearing Aid by Laxmi Industries
Ear Hearing Aid by Laxmi Industries
Supplier: Laxmi Industries

Manufacturer from Indore, Madhya Pradesh

BTE Hearing Aid by HWCS Hearing INC.
BTE Hearing Aid by HWCS Hearing INC.
Supplier: HWCS Hearing INC.

Authorized Wholesale Dealer from New Delhi, Delhi

Hearing Aid by Basu Surgical
Hearing Aid by Basu Surgical
Supplier: Basu Surgical

Wholesale Trader from Nagothane, Maharashtra

Bernafon Hearing Aid by A1 Hearing Aid Centre
Bernafon Hearing Aid by A1 Hearing Aid Centre
Supplier: A1 Hearing Aid Centre

Authorized Wholesale Dealer from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mini BTE Hearing Aid by Prime Clinic
Mini BTE Hearing Aid by Prime Clinic
Supplier: Prime Clinic

Authorized Retail Dealer from New Delhi, Delhi

BTE Hearing Aids by Liberty Pharma
BTE Hearing Aids by Liberty Pharma
Supplier: Liberty Pharma

Wholesale Supplier from Nashik, Maharashtra

Starkey RIC Hearing Aids by Hearing Connect
Starkey RIC Hearing Aids by Hearing Connect
Supplier: Hearing Connect

Authorized Retail Dealer from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Hearing Aid by Online Hearing Aid
Hearing Aid by Online Hearing Aid
Supplier: Online Hearing Aid

Authorized Retail Dealer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Hearing Aids

A hearing aid is an electronic, battery-operated device that amplifies and shapes the sound to allow for improved communication. Hearing aids receive sound through a microphone, which then converts the sound waves to electrical signals. The amplifier increases the loudness of the signals and then sends the sound to the ear through a receiver. No matter what the size, style, or manufacturer, all hearing aids have the same basic components.

Different Types of Hearing Aids

There are four basic styles of hearing aids for people with sensorineural hearing loss:

Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are worn behind the ear and are connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The components are held in a case behind the ear. Sound travels from the aid through the earmold into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss. Poorly fitting BTE earmolds may cause feedback, a whistling sound caused by the fit of the hearing aid or by the buildup of earwax or fluid.

In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids fit completely in the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. The case, which holds the components, is made of hard plastic. ITE aids can accommodate added technical mechanisms such as a telecoil, a small magnetic coil contained in the hearing aid that improves sound transmission during telephone calls. ITE aids can be damaged by earwax and ear drainage, and their small size can cause adjustment problems and feedback. They are not usually worn by children because the casings need to be replaced as the ear grows.

In-The-Canal (ITC) aids are customized to fit the size and shape of the ear canal and are used for mild or moderately severe hearing loss.

Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aids are largely concealed in the ear canal and are used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Because of their small size, canal aids may be difficult for the user to adjust and remove, and may not be able to hold additional devices, such as a telecoil. Canal aids can also be damaged by earwax and ear drainage. They are not typically recommended for children.

Commonally Asked Hearing Aid Questions

How does a hearing aid work?

All hearing aids are made of three basic parts: the microphone, the amplifier, and the receiver. The microphone gathers sounds and sends them to the amplifier. The amplifier converts the sounds into either electronic or digital signals, which are then sent to the receiver. The receiver is generally located right next to the ear drum, and it takes the signals and converts them back into sounds so that you can hear them. Larger hearing aids often have larger amplifiers, and they are generally used for more severe hearing loss.

Wearing a hearing aid embarrasses me, are there any discreet options?

Some hearing aids are actually very small. The completely in the canal versions fit inside the ear canal and can only barely be seen. However, most forms of severe hearing loss will need a slightly larger hearing aid. You should talk to your doctor to find out which style is right for you.

How much does the average hearing aid cost?

Hearing aids do tend to be expensive. On average, hearing aids prices can range anywhere from Rs. 30,000 for cheap hearing aids to over Rs. 1,30,000. Hearing aid prices depend on the brand and the model of hearing amplifier that you choose. Refurbished or used hearing aids are often less expensive than new ones. Some companies offer disposable hearing aids, and these can be less than Rs. 60,000.

Will private insurance cover my hearing aids?

Most insurance providers do not cover the cost of hearing aids. However, a few states require that insurers must cover the cost, like Rhode Island and Arkansas. These states require that both adults and children are covered. A few more states require that insurance companies cover the cost of hearing aids for children but not for adults.

How often do the batteries in my hearing aid need to be replaced?

Hearing aids batteries are very small, and, as a result, they do not last for a very long time. The smaller your hearing aid is, the shorter the battery life will be (because the battery is smaller). Also, digital hearing aids will consume batteries more quickly than analog hearing aids. In general, hearing aid batteries last about a week. Some will only last four or five days, and some will go as long as two weeks. So it is a good idea to have a lot of hearing aid batteries on hand, and you should store them in a cool, dry place.