- - the audiometer;
- is a hearing aid.
Advice 2: How to choose a hearing aid for an elderly person without a doctor
And it's not even that it there were no relatives to accompany. Just the old man barely moves around the house, resigned to his hearing loss and no joy from life is not waiting. He never thought that the problem of hearing loss has become extended family. After all, screaming at the top of the TV affects not only all households but also neighbors. Well, if an elderly person takes safely your fault. But often growing resentment. Like, you out there are planning something against me, whispering. In this case, it is easier to buy without the knowledge of the old man a hearing aid than to convince him otherwise.
Choice of hearing AIDS today is very wide. However, distinguish only two types: analog and digital. Those, in turn, are divided into types according to the method of installation: custom AIDS, BTE, pocket. It is necessary to immediately dismiss custom made instruments appliances to amplify sound, if you want to make the purchase without a major party. The fact that they are manufactured with special molds individually. Regardless of whether hearing AIDS globalonline or will occupy the entire internal area of the ear.
It remains to make a choice between the two remaining. A handheld device with headphones – this is a legacy model, and therefore the cheapest from 800 to 1000. If an elderly person no matter what the device is seen and is required mainly for watching TV, then this model is quite suitable. It is convenient for those people who have disturbed fine motor skills. A handheld device easier to pick up and set desired volume.
An elderly man, who is in her late 80s, it is best to buy BTE device which is conveniently attached and removed easily, is medium in size with low weight. Especially if the old man does not leave the apartment, it is still noticeable hearing aid to others or not. But how many positive emotions he gets when you can watch your favorite movie or listen to the native melody of their youth.
If you make a choice between analog and digital, the analog devices are easier to configure and less prone to breakdowns. It would be correct to say that programming is not necessary. Of course, digital designs have more advanced design and construction, making it possible to adjust for optimal audio clarity. They don't interfere with the use of a mobile phone. When this fact is not that important for an elderly person, it is better to stop the choice on the modern analog device.
Buying a hearing aid, you need to pay attention to how it's charging. There are devices, battery powered, battery powered, being charged like a mobile phone. If an elderly relative lives far from civilization, need to take care of buying replacement batteries, since one is usually enough for 1.5 months. As a rule, in the instructions, at what level hearing device is designed.