Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids fit comfortably behind-the-ear and are attached to a soft custom earmold. With BTE hearing aids, the electronics are housed in a case that fits behind the ear. Sound is directed from the hearing aid, through the tubing, and through the earmold to the eardrum. These hearing aids can be modified with connections to external sound sources such as auditory training equipment, infrared listening systems or television. Continue reading
When there is an uneven damage to the inner ear and hearing is not entirely lost, you may have nerve deafness. Loss of sensitivity to various tones, particularly high-pitched ones, may be experienced if you suffer from thus type of hearing loss. Nerve deafness makes the normal hearing zone a lot narrowed. This is usually manifested by the difficulty of patients to distinguish the consonant sounds with high tones. The patient with nerve deafness has a hard time in hearing words if there is a noise I the background.