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Martin Smith

18th March 2015

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With Hearing Aids, Smaller is Definitely Not Always Better

Modern digital hearing aids come in ever increasing shapes and sizes. Manufacturers design them to meet the unique needs of the people who wear them. People in general always seek the smallest hearing aid, they are certainly the most sought after. Generally it is because they are the most discreet option.

Hearing Aids & Dexterity Issues

However, they are not always the best option for everyone, especially those with dexterity or sight issues. People who suffer with tremors, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and other similar ailments can face real difficulty changing a hearing aid battery or managing a tiny device like an in-the-ear hearing aid.

Larger hearing aids types are more useful for people with dexterity or sight issues. Accessories are also available to help people who may have trouble operating tiny controls or changing small batteries on hearing devices.

Behind-The-Ear Models

Smaller models like completely-in-canal hearing aids offer good sound and a high level of discretion. Unfortunately, a smaller hearing aid means an even smaller battery which causes real problems for people with dexterity issues. The cases of Behind-The-Ear hearing aids are slightly larger making them easier to handle, they also house larger batteries, larger batteries are easier to get a hold of.

Use a remote control

Most modern hearing aids are remote control compatible, remote controls make it possible to wirelessly control your hearing aids from your pocket. Most moddern remotes are small affairs and many can be hung on a key ring. With good intuitive design, you can adjust your hearing aids without having to rely on the smaller buttons on the devices themselves.

Use a magnet

Many hearing aids come with a small magnetic stick in their cleaning accessory pack, the stick is to help you to change batteries. The battery will automatically stick to the magnet, which means that you won’t need to fumble with the small battery. When you get the battery out of the aid simply wipe it off the end of the stick. You can then use the stick to get the new battery into its compartment. Below is a video from the hearing aid manufacturer Widex showing exactly how to do it.

Go For adaptive features In Your Hearing Aids

Adaptive features make communication easier by automatically adjusting to everyday environments. This will help improve speech understanding and dampen unwanted noise automatically so you won’t need to fumble with your hearing aid to get the best sound. Most modern hearing aids have automatic adaptive features.

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