Dr Tanja Beeton supplies and fits hearing aids

Dr Tanja Beeton supplies hearing aids according to the patient’s hearing loss, their lifestyle, their preferences, their physical features and their previous experiences.

In order to achieve a perfect fit for each individual patient, Dr Tanja Beeton takes an impression of the ear canal for a mould for the hearing aid. This is done by filling a patient’s ear canal with a special type of silicon material that is completely safe to use in the ear. The procedure lasts only a few minutes and is completely painless, but may feel a little unusual to some, the feeling being similar as to when the ear is filled with water.

Types of hearing aids

An audiologist such as Dr Tanja Beeton can assist patients in making the right choice when it comes to deciding on the type and style of hearing aids they need. Selecting a suitable hearing aid, especially as a first-time wearer, can be challenging due to the number of devices available. Once you have decided on the type of hearing aid you want, we can also fit it for you for optimum results.

Some of the aids available for assorted hearing problems:

Behind-the-ear (BTE) aids

Most parts of the BTE aids are kept in a small plastic case that sits behind the ear. This small case is in turn connected to the earpiece/ear mould by a clear piece of tubing. This type of hearing aid is sturdy and easy to clean and handle.

Mini BTE or “behind-the-ear” aids

The mini BTE hearing aid is similar to the normal BTE hearing aid, except for the fact that it is notably smaller in size. The tube that connects the aid to the ear canal is also extremely thin, almost invisible, making it an excellent choice for those in need of a more subtle hearing aid. This type of hearing aid is very comfortable to wear and reduces the feeling of occlusion in the ear canal.

Receiver in the Canal (RIC) aids.

These aids are similar to the BTE hearing aid, except that the receiver is housed in the ear canal. There are several advantages to this, including a small size, reduced feedback and wind sensitivity. It is also connected to the ear canal via a thin wire that is almost invisible.

In-the-ear (ITE) aids, In-the-canal (ITC) aids and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) aids

This hearing aid consists of a shell containing all parts of the hearing aid and fills in the outer part of the ear. ITC and CIC aids come in very small cases that fit into the ear canal. These may not be suitable for every type of hearing loss.


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