Hearing Aids: Then and Now
Throughout the years, many individuals have suffered from hearing loss. This condition is caused by a variety of factors, such as constant exposure to loud noise. Once a person is diagnosed with loss of hearing, doctors recommend the usage of some kind of hearing aid, to help them better deal with the condition. From its early beginnings to today, hearing aids have improved dramatically.
The picture below, found in an article published by the Discovery Health website, illustrates an ear trumpet, which was used as a hearing aid device in the 19th Century.
It wasn’t until the 1950s, that a small hearing aid was created. As Discovery Health states, “Early transistor hearing aids were designed to fit within the frames of eyeglasses. Later, they were adapted to fit behind the ear. The first transistor hearing aid to hit the market in late 1952 was sold by Sonotone for $229.50.”
These days, hearing devices can be found in different styles and colors. The phonak brand carries three different styles:
Custom and Instant In-The-Ear (ITE), Micro Behind-The-Ear (micro BTE), Behind-The-Ear (BTE). All of these come in small sizes and are hard to detect.
If you would like to learn more about the different hearing aids available today, that will greatly improve your quality of life, do not hesitate to contact your local New Generation Miami Hearing Center.