Hearing aids for children: know the different types and characteristics

Hearing health

Children and hearing aids

The Hearing loss It is always a problem if it is not corrected. But without a doubt, it is in the childhood stage when this correction is most necessary, since The lack of a solution can alter social and educational development of those affected. However, there are many doubts for parents who are recommended to use earphones for your children. The age of the child and the type or degree of hearing loss are key elements, although there are other aspects to take into account.

He advice from a professional It is key when determining the ideal hearing aid model. The type and degree of hearing loss narrows the choice. And also the age, since when children are younger (and especially if they do not speak), the most recommended type of hearing aid is the so-called behind-the-ear headphones. Advantages? They are easier to use, harder to lose, more durable, easier to clean, and produce fewer instances of feedback.

For older children, hearing aids with an external earpiece are often recommended. The microphone remains in the housing, but the receiver is placed in the ear canal. In this way, the headset is made smaller and more aesthetically pleasing.

Also on many occasions specialists recommend hearing aids for both ears, although the hearing loss is only recorded in one of them. The reason is that expanding the sound with a single hearing aid in one of them puts the user at a disadvantage as it can make it difficult to understand speech or detect noises thanks to the effort they have to make. Studies show that although hearing loss is greater in one ear than the other, people who have used two hearing aids benefit greatly from this.

To consider
Once the hearing aid in question has been determined, there are issues to take into account, as stated on the website. UMusic Junior:

  • The headset must be resistant to withstand knocks when playing and remain free from dust and moisture.
  • Headphones should have audio ports compatible with FM systems in classrooms and other locations.
  • Children prefer colored hearing aids: nowadays there are many different colors.
  • Parents should be aware of hearing aid features that allow manual volume control to be disabled as children may mistakenly set an inappropriate volume level.

Prevention continues to be, as in the case of adults, the best recipe to anticipate or correct possible hearing problems. Interested parents can arrange a visit with a children’s hearing specialist through UMusic Junior’s own website. In addition, they will receive the best advice as specialists in children and hearing aids.

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