It might happen that you are in need of a hearing aid but you are worried about choosing the correct one and also about the hearing aid price. So this article would help you with some tips & tricks for buying correct hearing aid.
There are several hearing aids from different companies which are available in the market. The most important point that one has to notice is that all contain more or less same parts to carry sound to your ears. The only difference is in the style, size, circuit and power of the hearing devices. Some are big and some are small enough to fit inside the ear canal.
1. Completely in the canal:
The name itself suggests that this kind of hearing aid is shaped to fit inside the ear canal. This device uses small batteries which are less powerful compare to the large batteries.
This device is shaped to fit partly in the ear canal, but not as acutely as the completely-in-the-canal aid.
The half-shell fills the lower portion of the bowl-shaped area of the outer ear. This is bigger than an in-the-canal hearing aid. This is also very easier to handle and fits most ears.
4. In-the-ear (full-shell):
An in-the-ear (full-shell) hearing aid fills most of the bowl-shaped area of the outer ear. This hearing instrument is more visible than the other kind. As this uses larger batteries so it last longer than the smaller hearing aids.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids hook over the top of your ear and rest behind the ear. People of all age group with any type of hearing loss can use this type of aids.
6. Open fit:
This type of hearing device is similar to the behind-the-ear-style device, however much smaller in size.
Hearing aids are available in all styles and price ranges so before buying any hearing device please study about the different available styles and their merits and demerits. You must visit an audiologist for further assistance.
Suffering from ear wax accumulation is a common problem. You might at times have hearing problems and may feel that it is a hearing loss. But on seeing a doctor you will come to know that it’s just owing to the accumulation of ear wax. So, relax only cleaning will solve your problem. Congestion of ear wax do not cause deafness or damage your eardrum permanently. Therefore a hearing aid or a hearing device is not required and so you do not have to worry about the hearing aid prices as well.
However ear wax is not a bad thing. It’s secreted in order to stop germ build up and also to prevent your ear from getting infected. It is kind of a defense mechanism but sometimes the over production may be a problem. Using of earphones and headphones causes more production of ear wax.
A pharmaceutical olive oil treatment is good to clean up your ear wax. You can buy one of the spray types as that would be pretty easier in applying down the ear canal. You can buy it from any chemist shop. Olive oil naturally dilutes the ear wax and it’s safe for children and people for all ages. The best part is its natural and comes without any chemicals.
You can spray it directly from the container or use a cotton ball to drop it into your ear canal. However, one drop would be not enough. You will need to pour in some more on a regular basis to clean up the congested wax naturally.
With olive oil the wax gradually softens up and starts moving around. After the application try to keep your head tilted for a little while so as to allow the oil to spread to the interior and the walls of the ear.
Wash it out later with a warm shower and feel the difference.