Behind-the-Ear (BTE)

hearing aid sweatband

has anybody heard of the hearing aid sweatband? if so, could you let me know if it really works? from what i've read it reduces wind-noise, it repels water, and it protects the aid from lightly splashy or sweaty situations. is that true? i don't want to get one if if it doesn't actually work.

BTE's vs CICs

I've been wearing HA for about 8 years and only have used CICs. I was in my 20s when I first started wearing aids and was adamant that I not get BTEs.

I read that some people are able to hear in environments that I never thought was possible like restaurants and such. I looking into getting BTEs because I'm learnign that CICs may not be suitable for my loss. My audi never really suggested BTEs to me, though that was probably due to my insistence that I get CICs.

Moisture resistant HA's

I sweat quite easily, and need a set of hearing aids that are moisture resistant. The starkey s series appear to have a water resistant "nano coating", and the phonak naidas are also water resistant. has anyone else used these hearing aids? Are there any other BTE brands or models that can stand up to sweat?

Hearing Aid Purchasing Pointers

My father is needing to purchase Hearing aids for the first time. We have not yet taken any steps toward purchasing but were wanting to get some pointers. From what I have seen so far the aids are really expensive but I want him to have something really nice.
Are there any do's or don'ts that anyone can recommend? I 'd like to have some information before making/going to an appointment.
Any information you can give us would be GREATLY appreciated

Colored aids

I was looking online and saw a picture in which a woman was wearing a red hearing aid. Is it common for companies to give the option of different color choices?

BTE behnd the ear hearing aids

Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are shaped in an arch that fits neatly behind or over the ear. A custom ear mold that is made to the accurate shape of your ear is used with these aids to direct the amplified sound into the ear canal.
Many BTE hearing aids can be attached to external sound sources such as televisions or other assistive listening devices. This style offers the greatest possibilities for hearing aid adjustment compared to all styles of hearing aids. These aids can be fitted from mild through profound hearing loss

Molds won't stay in

For the last six months I've been having trouble being fitted for BTE aids. I can't get the shells to stay in my ears despite every possible thing I can think of to do to insert them properly. I've had 3 molds done by my audiologist and there still isn't any improvement. Is this unusual? I had in-the-ear aids for six years before this with no problems. Are BTE models always more problematic?

Channel free- pro's and con's

Recently i've been researching the bernafon verite and have read about how it's channel-free. I'm confused as far as the channels go. Wouldn't a ha with a higher number of channels e more adjustable? I read that music sounds better with the channel free, why is this?

i was also wanting to find out what the difference is between the Bernafon Verite and Veras, since they are both channel free hearing aids. To me it seems like there are more people with experiences with the Verite on this Forum than with the Veras.

Comfortable molds

Has anyone worn different hearing aid styles and would know which are the most comfortable and sound the best? I have been wearing BTEs for about 2 years and I am wondering if they are a good choice foas far as comfort goes. I have tried 3 differnt types of molds and am now trying the acrylic skeleton. I find that they can hurt the ears after a few hours. I found that my ears can feel plugged with other styles of molds. I am thinking of going back to full shell ITEs for both comfort and that sound is closer to the ear. Has anyone tried both and have a preference or any helpful tips? Thanks.

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