A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. However, only about one out of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid actually uses one. A hearing aid has three basic parts: a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. The hearing aid receives sound through a microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier increases the power of the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker.
Hearing aid technology – World Class
Universal Hearing Solutions has the cutting edge ear technology solutions and is fully equipped with latest state - of - art computerized testing equipment, highly sophisticated hearing aids and a well furnished setup for Audiological and Speech Tests. Audiological evaluations in a scientifically designed soundproof double room to ensure accuracy and include having a person respond to both sounds and speech.
Universal Hearing Solutions is furnished with a Speech Therapy room, Patients Counselling, Hearing Aid Trial & Fitting. The testing lab is laden with the latest equipments capable of performing multiple tests for speech and Hearing. The testing Lab also accommodates a bed for testing “Auditory Brain-stem Responses” in infants and instruments for Middle Ear Analyzing for all age groups.
In a multi - dimensional ultra digital surround ambience equipped with the world's best hearing technologies, Universal Hearing Solutions brings you the best hearing aids from Sonic, AM, Phonak, GN Resound, Phonak, Widex, Oticon, Danavox, Audifon, Siemens, Hansaton, Starkey, Bernafon, Audibel and other leading brands offering the most sophisticated state of the art and aesthetically built hearing aid to the hearing impaired. Universal Hearing Solutions is not an exclusive dispenser of any of the brands therefore you can be assured that you will be prescribed a hearing aid which suits your hearing requirements rather than what is available with us.
Different styles of hearing aids?
Behind the ear (BTE)
BTE hearing aids consist of a hard plastic case worn behind the ear and connected to a plastic earmold that fits inside the outer ear. The electronic parts are held in the case behind the ear. Sound travels from the hearing aid through the earmold and into the ear. BTE aids are used by people of all ages for mild to profound hearing loss.
A new kind of BTE aid is an open-fit hearing aid. Small, open-fit aids fit behind the ear completely, with only a narrow tube inserted into the ear canal, enabling the canal to remain open. For this reason, open-fit hearing aids may be a good choice for people who experience a buildup of earwax, since this type of aid is less likely to be damaged by such substances. In addition, some people may prefer the open-fit hearing aid because their perception of their voice does not sound “plugged up.
ITE hearing aids fit completely inside the outer ear and are used for mild to severe hearing loss. The case holding the electronic components is made of hard plastic. Some ITE aids may have certain added features installed, such as a telecoil. A telecoil is a small magnetic coil that allows users to receive sound through the circuitry of the hearing aid, rather than through its microphone. This makes it easier to hear conversations over the telephone. A telecoil also helps people hear in public facilities that have installed special sound systems, called induction loop systems. Induction loop systems can be found in many churches, schools, airports, and auditoriums. ITE aids usually are not worn by young children because the casings need to be replaced often as the ear grows.
Canal aids fit into the ear canal and are available in two styles. The in-the-canal (ITC) hearing aid is made to fit the size and shape of a person’s ear canal. A completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aid is nearly hidden in the ear canal. Both types are used for mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
Because they are small, canal aids may be difficult for a person to adjust and remove. In addition, canal aids have less space available for batteries and additional devices, such as a telecoil. They usually are not recommended for young children or for people with severe to profound hearing loss because their reduced size limits their power and volume.