Everything you need to know about hearing aids

Hearing aids, also known as hearing aids, are small devices that have been created with the main objective of improving hearing ability. Each of the needs are different and that is why not all types of hearing aids work for every patient. It is recommended to learn to detect and identify the causes of tinnitus and the rest of the most common auditory pathologies in time.

In this article we share with you the different types of hearing aids that exist on the market, different brands, comparisons between the models and some hearing pathologies for which the use of hearing aids is recommended.

Reasons to wear hearing aids

Hearing aids can be used for different types of needs: infections, perforated eardrum, Ménière’s Syndrome or on the other hand, ringing in the ears also called tinnitus.

This last hearing disorder affects between 10-15% of the population. One of the ways to identify it is if you perceive hissing, buzzing, ringing or other sounds in one ear, in both, or coming from inside your head.

In a medical visit it will be possible to detect what your hearing diagnosis is (iStock).

Hearing aid types

Choosing a hearing aid is not easy, especially noting that there are endless styles for all tastes, preferences and needs. In the market you will find small options, other more discreet ones that only need to be adjusted inside the ear, even other types of devices that are recharged or connected to your mobile via bluetooth.

1. Completely in Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids

This type of hearing aid is characterized by the visibility of a small hearing aid removal handle outside the ear canal, this type is frequented among patients with mild to moderately severe hearing loss.

2. Behind-the-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids

It works for almost all types of hearing loss. This model is the most traditional and is probably the most seen by all. The hearing aid has a housing and is placed in the back of the ear while connected by a thin tube to the earpiece that fits inside the ear. BTE hearing aid is available in the market with custom earmolds and also earmuffs that you can instantly fit (also called cones).

3. Osseointegrated implants

This type of hearing aid is an excellent alternative for all those who suffer from hearing problems in the middle or outer ear. Sound is transmitted through the bone without the need to strain the ear canal. It is characterized by being discreet and by providing sound quality and ease in understanding speech.

A professional can help you in the correct choice of your hearing aids (iStock).


There are different brands on the market such as Oticon, Phonak, Amplifon, ReSound, Signia, Starkey and Widex.

At EarPros they are experts in hearing health and offer all these brands mentioned above characterized by their highest quality standards.

It also provides information and all the essential resources to understand if you are experiencing hearing loss. At the same time, it connects you with the best qualified hearing professionals.