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Hearing aid suitable for a person’s life style & requirement will be prescribed after assessing the severity & configuration of hearing loss. A free trial of hearing aids from a wide range of WIDEX digital hearing aids available at the centre will be given to assess the benefit of hearing aid and its cosmetic appeal. Hearing aids are programmed through a computer according to the hearing loss of each individual patient & his routine. Models available are

1) Behind the ear (BTE)

2) In the ear (ITE)  
3) In The Canal (ITC)
4) Completely In The Canal (CIC) invisible aids
5) Body level or Pocket type

Custom made soft & hard silicone ear moulds for hearing aids & ear plugs for swimmers to protect ear from water. Customized ear plugs offer a tight seal around the ear canal, are easier to insert, less likely to fall out and prevent any water going inside the ear. It also can be used as protection from loud noises.

1)When should I get a hearing aid?
Hearing loss usually develop slowly and is difficult for a person to identify a hearing loss. Initially a person will find it difficult to accept a hearing loss, but it is not possible to hide your hearing loss. An Audiologist would be the right person to identify the severity of hearing loss and to let you know when you should be using your hearing aid.

2) From were should I get the hearing aid?
Hearing aids should be purchased only from a qualified and licensed professional and from an authorized centre. Care Plus Audiology & WidexHearing Care is an authorized Widex hearing aid fitting centre with a well trained and qualified audiologist. Hearing aid has a complex circuitry and needs to be programmed according to each persons hearing loss and unique life style. So professional fitting and fine tuning is very important as it is an investment for life time.

3) Is the hearing aid same for all?
Each person's ear and hearing is unique like his life style. So a hearing aid which will suite your hearing loss will not work for another person with same or different hearing loss.  So it is not advisable to compare the performance of another person's hearing aid to yours.

4) Will a hearing aid bring my normal hearing back?
Unfortunately, hearing aids do not cure your hearing loss. Hearing aids will improve your hearing by amplifying sounds around you according to your hearing impairment and prevents auditory deprivation.

5) What are the different types of hearing aids?
Hearing aids can be kept invisible inside the ear like completely in the canal (CIC) or it can be in the canal (ITC), behind the ear (BTE) or can be kept at body level called pocket type hearing aid. A new category of hearing aids called Receiver in the canal (RIC) hearing aids keeps the ear open, discretely sits behind the ear and can be used for most types and severity of hearing loss.

6) Are costlier hearing aids the better?
Hearing aid technology has improved dramatically over the last few years making the sounds clearer and reducing unwanted noise around you. Microchips are used inside the hearing aid which processes the incoming sounds and these can even store the usage data inside the hearing aid making it possible to give individual specific adjustment for better hearing.

7) Is it better to have hearing aids on both ears?
If you have hearing loss in both ears it is better to use two hearing aids. It helps in locating the sounds, works better in noisy areas and gives stereo effect for the sounds.

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