Behind-the-ear hearing aids are standard. Typically, when you do a Google search these are the types of hearing aids that show up in your search. The behind-the-ear hearing aids account for 8 out of every 10 hearing aid fits. Custom hearing aids are what you don’t usually see listed on Google because they are not picturesque and are molded to fit a unique ear shape.
Reasons to get custom hearing aids
Personalization is the key. Everyone’s needs differ, and that’s what custom hearing aids are all about. Getting custom hearing aids is a quick and painless process. An earmold is done in the office. The hearing aids are then sent out and crafted to exact specifications by a manufacturer. Therefore, they will fit better and more comfortably, than standard hearing aids and have the features you need.
The natural sound of custom hearing aids
Two features help to bring more natural sounds to the wearer.
One feature is the closeness of the hearing aid receiver to the eardrum. The Completely-in-Canal and Invisible-in-Canal types of hearing aids have a receiver close to the eardrum unlike the standard type of hearing aids. The overall sound quality in custom hearing aids is much better--superior, in fact.
The other feature with custom hearing aids is that the microphone rests in the ear itself, rather than outside of the ear. You are better able to pinpoint the sound when the microphone is inside the ear, plus the sound is more natural.
Shielding against wind noise
With the in-the-ear hearing aids, there is much less wind noise than with standard hearing aids. Custom hearing aids are inside the ear, thus more guarded against wind noise.
Custom hearing aids are easy to use
Custom hearing aids come in one part for inside the ear, unlike standard hearing aids. Standard hearing aids come in two parts--one for inside the ear and one for outside the ear. Since custom hearing aids are molded to your ear shape, they also fit better.
An influence on hearing aids
President Ronald Reagan raised the bar with custom hearing aids. He went public with hearing loss and hearing loss treatment with custom hearing aids. It was one of the first times that the world got to see something other than standard hearing aids. Purchases nearly doubled with the awareness he raised about hearing loss treatment. He also set a good example.
The science and art of custom hearing aids
Only a professional can offer personal care for hearing loss treatment. It’s a personalized hearing solution that’s both a science and an art.
If you are interested in custom hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.