Clifford Olson, AuD There are not a lot of differences between hearing aids when it comes to understanding speech better in a one-on-one situation. Particularly in a quiet situation. In-order-to answer this question properly, 3 pieces of information need to be identified.1. What is your Word Recognition Score? Your Word Recognition Score is a percentage of... Read more
Timothy Charles Steele, PhD Without consulting in person by examining your test results, discussing your preferences or seeing your ear canal, the most likely answer to your question is yes. Behind-the-ear hearing aids have more power because of the amplifier size but because the microphones are separated farther from the receiver/output, you can likely achieve higher gain without... Read more
Adam Wentling, HIS To clarify, "in the ear" (ITE) typically describes any "custom" hearing aid in which an ear-mold impression is taken and the entire hearing aid is encapsulated inside of it. Basically, anything that is not a "Behind the Ear" (BTE) hearing aid. That being said, there are many ITE hearing aids that can reach a profound high frequency loss, but I'm... Read more
Todd Gibson, AuD You might be able to get away with power dome tip. However, the most appropriate coupling would be a custom power shell that is encased in the receiver wire. I use them all the time with very good success. They are comfortable and can come in acrylic or soft materials as well.
Timothy Charles Steele, PhD I believe these are important questions addressed between you and your audiologist. There are many variables that make decisions like this such as your type/degree/configuration of your hearing loss, your sensitivity to loudness, your previous amplification use, etc....I would recommend you discuss this with an experienced, trusted audiology... Read more