How to fit hearing aids for the elderly with ear damage?Cindy
Hearing aids are instruments that help to improve hearing. In fact, they are small semiconductor amplifiers. Their function can make relatively weak sounds to be amplified and transmitted to the earphones, so that the original hearing-degraded part can hear the sound through amplification. So, how do elderly people with hearing loss choose a hearing aid that suits them?
1. Choose according to your hearing
Before choosing a hearing aid, you should check your hearing first and perform fitting according to the degree of hearing loss. Otherwise, “the more you wear the worse your hearing”. The scientific selection of hearing aids should include hearing inspection, hearing aid selection, computer debugging of hearing aids, etc., which must be operated by professional fitters at professional fitting points.
2. Choose according to the type of hearing aid
Purchasing hearing aids can be divided into box-type hearing aids, behind-the-ear hearing aids, and customized hearing aids by type. Different people should choose the suitable hearing aid type according to their needs.
Box-type hearing aids have the characteristics of complete specifications, large power output, low power, simple operation, and easy maintenance. It is currently the most economical and widely used hearing aid. It is widely used in patients with senile and various types of hearing loss. However, it is easy to cause noise due to friction with clothes.
Back-ear hearing aids are long-hook-shaped, placed behind the ears and powered by a button battery. It has the characteristics of low noise, low distortion, high power, stable performance, simple operation and easy maintenance.
Customized hearing aids are made based on the shape of the ear canal and hearing loss in hearing patients. Divided into in-ear, ear canal and deep ear canal. Its main features are: make full use of the human ear’s physiological functions, use the auricle to collect more high-frequency sounds, make the sound clearer, thereby improving language discrimination; beautiful, hidden, convenient and comfortable; avoid psychological barriers and enhance life confidence; Easy to operate and not restricted by movement; convenient to answer calls.
3.Select according to the brand of hearing aid
Hearing aids are very sophisticated high-tech products, so only buying branded hearing aids can guarantee hearing quality and safety. The world’s first-line brand hearing aids include Swiss peak hearing aids, Starck hearing aids in the United States, AAC hearing aids and Oticon hearing aids in the United States, Belton hearing aids in the United States, Unicon hearing aids in Canada and hearing-only hearing aids in Denmark. Hearing patients can purchase branded hearing aids in combination with their actual conditions.
4.Select according to personal operation ability
The elderly should choose hearing aids based on factors such as finger flexibility and vision. In addition to hearing loss, many elderly people also have poor eyesight and inflexible fingers, making it difficult to install batteries for very small hearing aids. Most elderly people are unwilling to use multi-functional hearing aids because of inconvenient hands and eyes. They prefer simple, easy-to-operate hearing aids. Therefore, the choice of hearing aids must also take into account the learning and operating capabilities of the elderly.