What is a Hearing Aid?

By far the most familiar aid used by Deaf & Hard of Hearing people is the hearing aid. We will now look at different types of hearing aid and outline some of their key features.


Types of Hearing Aids

  • Behind the Ear (BTE)
  • In the Ear (ITE)
  • In the Canal (ITC)
  • Cochlear Implant


DeafHear: Hearing Aids


Hearing Aid Care

If your hearing aid is not kept clean, it will require repairs more frequently.
When you are not using your hearing aid, store the case with the battery compartment open

Guide to Hearing Aid Fault-Finding

  • Problem
  • Problem identified
  • Solution

Hearing Aid Batteries

A small battery is the power source for your hearing aid and requires replacement every one to three weeks. How often you change your batteries varies with the degree of hearing loss, the number of hours you wear your hearing aid(s), and the type/size of the battery.


Myths about Hearing Aids

  • Hearing aids are not a cure for hearing loss
  • Hearing aids will not always block out background noise
  • Lip-reading may be helpful



  • Do I have a hearing loss?
  • There are three common early warning signs of permanent hearing loss.
  • What is the T-switch on my hearing aid?




more...People wait an average of 10 years before seeking help with hearing loss.


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