WHAT ARE HEARING AIDS
Hearing aids have progressed a great deal in recent year is and offer a whole range of technologies designed to meet each child’s specific hearing needs.
BTE hearing aids
Young children will normally be fitted with hearing aids worn behind-the-ear (BTE). These come in compact sizes, a variety of bright, cheerful colors and can help a wide range of hearing losses.
BTE with external receiver (RIC)
One option for older children is receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids. The microphone remains in the BTE casing but the receiver is externally placed in the ear canal. This allows the hearing aid to be smaller and more cosmetically appealing.
ITE hearing aids
Older children may be candidates for in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids, which are custom made and fit inside the ear. These can help for children with mild to moderate hearing losses.
One technological development that helps individuals with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss is the cochlear implant. The cochlear implant is a medical device, surgically implanted to bypass damaged arts of the inner ear. In order for someone to hear with the implant, the person must also wear a speech processor which looks similar to a hearing aid. It is suitable for children as young as 1 year of age who are diagnosed with a severe-profound or profound hearing loss in both ears and who receive little or no benefit from hearing aids. Cochlear implants can also be used together with Roger systems.
Wireless accessories – boost hearing performance :
A child’s life is one of action. If they’re not in school then they’re outdoors, playing games, enjoying multimedia, in the car, or chatting with friends on the phone. Many of these situations can pose a listening challenge – one where sometimes even the most advanced hearing aid technology needs a boost. That’s where our comprehensive Wireless Communication Portfolio comes in. With our new easy-to-use wireless accessories, developed especially for challenging and distracting situations, children can communicate more easily and connect to today’s audio technology.