Hearing Solutions

Looking for products or services for a hearing problem? Here you’ll find sound information about hearing aids, self-fitting/OTC hearing devices, PSAPs, implants, tinnitus solutions and more.

Hearing Aid Styles, Types, and Options

Hearing Aid Styles, Types, and Options

BTEs, ITEs, CICs, ITCs, bone-conduction aids, CROs aids, telecoils—the list goes on and on. Here is a handy “cheat sheet” for understanding the various types, styles, and options in hearing aids and amplification devices.

“Open Fit” and “Closed Fit” Hearing Aids—and Feedback and Occlusion Solutions

“Open Fit” and “Closed Fit” Hearing Aids—and Feedback and Occlusion Solutions

“Open fit” and “Closed fit” hearing aids refer to how completely the hearing aid earmold seals the ear canal and stops natural “external” sound from mixing with the processed/amplified sound from the hearing aid receiver. This article looks at open- and closed-fit hearing aids, and also discusses the age-old problems of hearing aid feedback (squealing) and occlusion (how your own voice sounds).

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