Was ist eine Hörhilfe?

Basically, the term hearing aiddesignates a device with which sounds and speech can be better understood. To qualify for a hearing aid, a hearing loss or at least a hearing loss must be present. It can be age-related hearing loss, but hearing loss caused by permanent exposure to loud noise is also not uncommon.The reasons why hearing loss occurs are therefore very diverse. Equally diverse, however, is the range of hearing aids on the market.

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We offer you a good overview of all designs and varieties of hearing aids. Basically, a distinction is made between in-the-ear and behind-the-ear hearing aids. We will be happy to advise you free of charge and without obligation. You can call us at any time and make an appointment with us.

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Age-related hearing loss is still one of the most common reasons to purchase a hearing aid. But this is not the only reason: also too loudly set MP3 players or constantly high noise levels in the everyday environment can trigger a permanent hearing impairment.

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The two types of hearing aids:

  • Behind-the-ear hearing aids (BTE hearing aids)
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  • In-the-ear hearing aids (ITE hearing aids)

The behind-the-ear hearing aid - the hearing aid behind the ear

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These hearing aids are fixed behind the ears. They have either a sound tube or an external receiver. Thus, the signals from the device are transmitted directly to your hearing. The larger the hearing aid itself, the greater the performance of your device. This rule of thumb you can already remember.

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This not only provides the necessary space for the technology, but also better, larger batteries can be inserted.

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If you suffer from a very severe hearing loss, you should therefore get a rather large hearing aid. Make sure, however, that you understand by a large hearing aid also the right one. Modern hearing aids have absolutely nothing in common with the old devices of the past. Just a few years ago, they were still big and bulky. That has changed. The flesh-colored hooks no longer exist.

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Meanwhile, you can enjoy a small powerful computer in your or behind your ear. The design is particularly discreet, you also have a lot of options for your personal customization of the hearing aid.

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Did you know that throughout Germany, behind-the-ear hearing aids are the most popular of all? More than 90% of all hearing-impaired people opt for this form.

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In-the-ear hearing aids as an almost invisible solution

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As you will most likely guess from the name, in-the-ear hearing aids are also placed in your ear. They are then directly in your ear canal.

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Because of this special positioning, in-the-ear hearing aids are also smaller than the variants that are placed behind your ears. Primarily, the small shapes can be used if you suffer from mild to moderate hearing loss. This is because, as a rule, they can't quite achieve the same level of performance as their larger relatives because the design is so small.

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The in-the-ear hearing aids, however, have an immense advantage, because they are discreet above average. Such devices you can attach and wear almost invisible in your ears.

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In-the-ear hearing aids are divided into three types:

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  • Concha hearing aid
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  • Hearing aid
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  • CIC hearing aid

Concha hearing aids are located in the part of your ear canal that is still visible. This is why they are the largest devices of their kind. With an ear canal system, on the other hand, the device is placed in the deeper ear canal of your ears. CIC hearing aids, on the other hand, sit completely in the ear canal. They are the smallest and are used for minor hearing loss.

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The fixed amount for your hearing aid

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Wondering now how much money you have to spend on your hearing aid? Then you should first inform yourself in terms of equipment, performance and functionality of your desired device.

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Your chosen hearing aid should fit your needs and meet your individual requirements.

Since November 1, 2013, the fixed amounts of health insurance for an assistance have increased to 1000 to 1500 euros. This amount refers to a supply of both ears.

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It's best to find out in advance how high the respective amount with your health insurance. What concerns the cost absorption of the health insurance, so we support you here also very happy in all matters.

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