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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pediatric Hearing Aids Review

Family poses for pediatric hearing aid review

Today's advanced technology has made pediatric hearing aids both comfortable and stylish. Many pediatric hearing aids come in a series of different designs and colors. The best models of pediatric hearing aids are those that have an ease of use, future flexibility, and are both dependable and safe.

Pediatric Hearing Aid Essentials
Pediatric hearing aids are generally thought of as the Behind-the-Ear models. That's because they have certain attributes that are important when fitting a child for a hearing aid.
• Ease of use
• Preinstalled with assistive listening technology for classrooms
• New Molds can be made as child grows
• Tamper proof battery door

Naida SNaida S Naida S: A flexible hearing aid designed to pair easily with assistive listening devices. It is water and dust resistant and is acceptable for all levels of hearing loss. Features include Ultra Zoom Premium which can zoom in on sound to either side and backwards for effortless understanding. Flex Volume controls that allow the wearer to easily make targeted adjustments. Real Ear Sound allowing for a more natural and precise harnessing of sound. Echo Block dissipates echo so children can hear in situations where sound reverberates.

Phonak Sky Q: Durable and reliable Phonak’s Sky Q is both water, sweat, and dust resistant. Helpful features include SoundRecover that makes high-pitched sounds like birds, doorbells, and even children’s voice audible. DuoPhone allows children to hear a phone conversation in both ears. Speech in Wind allows children to focus on sound despite wind interference. Auto StereoZoom is automatically activated in a loud noise situation and makes hearing one person in a crowd easier.

Roger PenRoger Pen Roger Pen: An assistive listening device, the sleek, pen-like structure makes listening in a classroom easier. The microphone pen is discreet and allows children with hearing loss to understand speech in loud noise, over distance, and when more than one person is speaking.

Safari BTESafari BTESafari BTE 32, BTE Power Oticon's pediatric hearing aid for children not only comes with a tamper proof battery door, but it also comes in a wide range of colors and has stickers for children to decorate their hearing aid with. Features include Speech Guard which provides a clear signal, reducing distortion to make it easier to follow conversations. Connectivity which allows the hearing aid to be paired with the Oticon's ConnectLine for better in class listening.

Widex Mind For KidsWidex Mind For KidsWidex Passion 440: Widex, the global innovator and manufacturer of hearing instruments created this pediatric hearing aid with a compact design to deliver exceptional sound through a custom earmold, for children with mild to moderate hearing loss. Features include Smart Speak an innovative messaging system that allows children to become more familiar with hearing aid care. Zen relaxation and tone program, a subtle sound feature that actively helps the wearer manage tinnitus symptoms.

If you'd like to learn more, see your hearing health provider. If you need help finding a hearing health provider click HERE to be connected with the largest network of trusted hearing health professionals in the nation!

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