If you’ve ever shopped for custom fitted hearing aids, you know there are many hearing aid options to choose from. Depending on you or your family member’s needs, you may need an in-the-canal fit, or an in-ear fit, a behind-the-ear hearing aid, and so on… and so on… and so on! Now that you know what configurations are out there, it’s interesting to see how these custom fitted hearing aids are made. Many of you know how expensive hearing aids can be, but did you know what goes into making the custom fitted hearing aids? The guys at How Its Made (a very popular YouTube channel) put together a video to answer the question; How do they make custom hearing aids? Enjoy!
Today, The Senior List continues our focus on the hearing aid market in an effort to inform our readers, and assist the millions of folks out there with hearing loss. Odd are each and every one of you reading this post knows someone who wears a hearing aid, OR knows someone suffering from hearing loss. In the U.S. alone, 37 million people suffer from hearing loss, and that number is growing exponentially. One of the most important aspects of maintaining your hearing aid (for optimal performance) is regular cleaning. It’s important for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the amount of debris that collects in and around your device such as ear wax, dirt, and the like.
Here’s a nice tutorial we found from Ascent Hearing Care in the UK (website temporarily unavailable). Ascent Hearing Care is on Twitter (@AscentHearing). In the video, a representative from Ascent Hearing discusses how to clean a hearing aid. They describe just HOW to care for your hearing device, and WHY you should clean your hearing aid for “securing optimum performance”.
How To Clean A Hearing Aid
If you’re interested in learning more about solutions to hearing loss, you might enjoy the following posts:
A couple of wonderful videos of people hearing for the first time (with the help of a hearing device)