Most people with hearing loss can benefit from hearing aids. Just as there are different types and degrees of hearing loss, there are different types of instruments. Oticon offers a wide range of production with different functions and features to address various needs.
Here is a brief summary of the most popular types and styles of hearing aids available from Oticon:
Receiver-In-The-Ear instruments (RITE)
In RITE instruments the receiver sits comfortably inside the ear canal rather than in the case behind the ear. This receiver is built into a soft and open dome or into a micro mould. RITE technology ensures better sound quality and a high level of comfort.
Behind-the-Ear instruments (BTE)
BTEs are generally more powerful than smaller devices due to the stronger amplifier and larger battery. They are also very robust – making them perfect for children. And they come in a wide range of hair, skin-tone and fun colours. In BTE instruments the electronics sit behind the ear and the sound is directed through a tube into the ear canal.
In-the-Ear instruments (ITE)
These instruments can be used for a wider range of hearing losses. Due to their larger size, ITEs can accommodate larger sound amplifiers and more features such as a telephone switch. Their size also makes them easier to handle.
In-the-Canal instruments (ITC)
A little bigger than the CIC, ITC instruments also fit far into the ear canal. They use a slightly larger battery than the CIC style. This style is ideal for mild to moderate hearing losses.
Completely-In-the-Canal instruments (CIC)
CICs are so small as to be virtually invisible in the ear. They can only be worn by people whose ear canals are large enough to accommodate them. And the very small battery requires good manual dexterity. CICs are not suitable for severe hearing losses.
Oticon’s products that include these various types and styles include:
The newest product from Oticon is the Agil. Oticon Agil allows you to make intuitive sense of your surroundings – even in situations where many sounds compete for your attention. And Oticon Agil lets you do all this while demanding less of you. Oticon Agil is designed to help you expend less energy in every situation. We know that different settings ask more of us than others. A dinner party or chatting with a friend in a busy café are just two instances where listening can prove challenging. But it’s not only trying to grasp the properties of sound that can be taxing. In a busy environment, the effort required to listen can leave you with very little to actually enjoy the moment. Oticon Agil changes all that.
Oticon Agil preserves the natural dynamics of sounds and gives your brain more of the sounds it can recognise and process. It does this by sending sounds to your brain in the way it learned to process them. That takes the hard work out of making sense of sounds and following what is going on. It means you can now not only keep up, but contribute and participate actively in conversations with less effort. And that is the energy of understanding.
For more information on Oticon, please visit www.oticon.com.