Hearing aids: the solution to hearing loss
Hearing loss can affect people of all ages, which can vary from mild to severe. In adults, the most common causes of hearing loss are noise and aging. Sometimes, we don’t even notice that our hearing has gotten worse until someone else notices it. If hearing loss is severe, it can become dangerous after the age of 50 if left untreated, because it can potentially lead to dementia and/or brain shrinkage. However, wearing hearing aids as soon as you notice the signs of a hearing difficulty can significantly slow down the progression of hearing loss and improve your overall quality of life. Therefore, it is important to speak to a hearing care professional and take action against hearing loss early on to avoid missing out on all that life has to offer.
Your path to better hearing
hear.com will support you in finding the right hearing aids tailored to your specific needs. Our consultation is free. After we have had a first conversation and understand the areas you are currently struggling with, our hearing aid experts point you to the perfect hearing aid – one that fits your lifestyle and budget.
We have a comprehensive network of hearing aid providers consisting of 200+ locations across India. This means we can set you up with one of our trusted Partner Providers in your area. In collaboration with our hearing aid providers, we are confident that we can help you find the right hearing aid solution. Contact hear.com and speak live with a hearing aid expert today!
Hearing aid overview
Modern hearing devices are small, comfortable, and easy to use. They enhance sound very well. They are like tiny, high-performance computers. Cell phones and computers have gotten smaller, thinner, and faster and so have hearing aids. Gone are the days of bulky hearing systems that were visible from 20 feet away. Hearing aids are now so small, they are barely noticeable. Some are as small as a coffee bean.
Even within the past five years, the technology for hearing aids has improved a lot. In days of old, hearing aids did not reduce background noise. In crowded places, the noises became so overwhelming that people turned off their devices. Now, digital hearing aids reduce background noise while picking up the sounds of the person speaking directly to you. With our hearing aids you can sit in a restaurant calmly enjoying the conversation of your friends while the hearing pieces work seamlessly to reduce background noise.
We at hear.com offer devices from the top seven manufacturers in the world. There are three ranges of devices: premium, mid-range and basic. Hearing aid cost is dependent on the technology features and design. The price ranges from ₹ 24,990 to ₹ 2,74,990 per device.
Devices have many different features available, so if you have specific questions about which devices offer tinnitus maskers, Bluetooth capability, and more, please give us a call! We offer quality hearing aid service through a hearing expert and Partner Audiologist. Therefore, you will have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about which hearing aids would best suit you.
Premium hearing aids have everything the other types offer. Beyond this, they provide the highest hearing comfort in all situations and the greatest diversity of design, functions, features, styles, colors and superior discretion. Hearing systems in this class adjust automatically to the hearing environment, enabling 360° hearing and good spatial orientation. The following examples are premium class hearing devices with a price range from ₹ 1,54,990 to ₹ 2,74,990.
A mid-range hearing device is a functional accessory for everyday life and offers additional features basic models do not have. Automatic speech recognition and adjustment guarantee enhanced hearing comfort. A focused directional hearing function eliminates any irritating background noise during a conversation. The hearing system can be connected wirelessly to external audio sources such as a TV or mobile phone. The following examples are mid-range devices with a price range between ₹ 49,990 and ₹ 1,54,900.
Basic hearing aids offer general hearing assistance. These products ensure optimal speech intelligibility in a home environment. They are equipped with four channels to amplify the frequencies most important for understanding speech. Acoustic feedback reduction is a standard feature of basic hearing aids. They have four auxiliary hearing programs for the most common hearing situations. The following examples are entry-level hearing aids with a per-ear price ranging from ₹ 24,990 to ₹ 49,900.
Hearing aid design
Despite all the different styles and colors, you can choose between two main types of hearing aids: Behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE) hearing systems. In India, BTE hearing systems are more common.
BTE hearing aids
High-Performance and discreet
In their smallest form, they are about the size of a coffee bean and sit behind the ear. They feature a sound tube with a customized ear mold or external receiver (RIC) placed in the ear canal. BTEs are suitable for just about any kind of hearing loss - from mild to profound. Their impressive performance also features a discreet design and aesthetic appeal. BTE devices are available in various sizes and styles. Depending on the required battery strength, you can choose a mini or super-powered hearing aid.
ITE hearing aids
Invisible hearing relief
This type of device is one of the most discreet models available: Its position within the ear makes it almost invisible. These miniature hearing aids are best suited for people with mild to moderate hearing loss. Whether you can use an in-the-ear device or not depends on the amount of room in your auditory canal; it has to be large enough for the hearing aid to fit comfortably. Our Partner Provider will conduct a comprehensive hearing evaluation and go over the results with you in order to find the right hearing system.
Digital hearing aids
Digital hearing aids differ from traditional analog devices in that they digitize sound instead of merely amplifying it. Sound frequencies are transformed into digital information, which helps with distinguishing between different types of sounds such as speech and unwanted noise.
The ability to make this distinction not only helps your ability to hear, but it also improves speech intelligibility. This means you can hear and understand your conversation partner better while the device simultaneously cancels unwanted background noise.
Another benefit of digital hearing aids is that they can be programmed to adapt to your current listening environment automatically and in real time. Digital technology also allows for the creation of different customized programs to address your personal hearing needs.
Additional features of digital hearing aids include Bluetooth technology and feedback reduction. Digital hearing aids can detect feedback before you hear it and immediately cancel or reduce it.
Analog hearing aids
Analog hearing aids work by taking sound waves, amplifying them, and delivering them to your ears, helping you hear sounds that are normally too low. This process is similar to cupping your hands behind your ears to hear better, only more advanced. Analog hearing aids magnify all sounds, not just speech, so background noise can be a problem for some users.
Hearing aid manufacturers are now producing fewer and fewer analog hearing aids, replacing them with digital technology. With digital technology, hearing aids can now suppress unwanted background noise and cancel out feedback, which is why most people prefer them. However, a small number of hearing aid users still prefer analog hearing aids, since the transition from analog to digital can be difficult, and digital hearing aids can be more expensive.
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Hearing aids help you recover sounds and voices that are almost completely inaudible, such as birds chirping, music playing, or children laughing. You will be able to enjoy conversations without having to ask people to repeat themselves. If you're a big movie watcher, hearing aids eliminate the need for subtitles. In a nutshell: Hearing aids let you rediscover the world of sound. The large and highly visible sound amplifiers of the past are nothing like today's devices. Now, they are more like high-performance computers, with advanced technology and functions packed in a compact design. They sit comfortably behind the ear or in the ear and are barely noticeable. Good health is our most precious possession, so act now and enjoy the benefits of better hearing. The hearing aid experts at hear.com focus keenly on your individual needs to help find the perfect solution for you!