Earmoulds: Device worn inserted into the ear for sound conduction or ear protection. An earmold (ear mold British ear mould or earmould) is a device worn inserted into the ear for sound conduction or ear protection. Earmolds are anatomically shaped and can be produced in different sizes for general use or specially cast from particular ear forms. Some users specify how hard or soft they want their mould to be, an audiologist can also suggest this. As a conductor, it improves sound transmission to eardrums. This is an essential feature to diminish feedback paths in hearing aids and assure better intelligibility in noisy-environment communication. The main goal in wearing earmolds is to attain better user comfort and efficiency. Earmolds (and their tubes) often turn yellow and stiff with age, and thus need replacement on a regular basis. The job of making earmoulds is very time consuming and skilful, each one is made individually.
Early Intervention: It applies to children prior to school age who are discovered to have or be at risk of developing a handicapping condition or other special need that may affect their development.
Environmental steering: Automatic control of sound generator in every listening environment
Environmental Optimizer: Improved signal with enhanced clarity in different listening situation by adjusting the output of a hearing aid.
Ear Infection – Presence and growth of bacteria or viruses usually in the middle ear. Otitis media (Latin) is inflammation of the middle ear, or a middle ear infection.It occurs in the area between the tympanic membrane and the inner ear, including a duct known as the eustachian tube. It is one of the two most common causes of an earache – the other being otitis externa. Diseases other than ear infections can also cause ear pain, including cancers of any structure that shares nerve supply with the ear and shingles which can lead to herpes zoster oticus. Though painful, otitis media is not threatening and usually heals on its own within 2–6 weeks.
Ear Wax (Cerumen) – Yellow secretion from glands in the outer ear canal that keeps the skin of the ear canal dry and protected from infection.
Earmold – an impression of your ear canal used to mold the shell of the hearing aid. It is made using silicone or other impression material.
Expansion technology – a digital process which allows the hearing aid to provide less gain for sounds that are softer than conversational speech. This improves the quality of sound fro the hearing aid when worn in quiet situations by reducing noise.
External receiver – an instrument design which features a processor worn behind-the-ear and a speaker inserted in the ear canal.