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A Brief Look At The Top Three ITC Hearing Implant Products

With millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, the hearing implants market has become a multi-billion dollar industry over the last decade. There are several different types of hearing implants available for each individual's unique situation, but not all hearing implant devices are created equal. The types of devices and their function will vary from one person to another. Here is some information about the five most common types of hearing aids currently on the market.

The first type of hearing implant devices we will discuss are the BTE (behind the ear) models. These devices fit behind the ear in a way that enables them to provide a virtual bridge to the auditory nerve. Because they are BTE and do not require an implant insertion into the ear, they are the least invasive of all devices. Most people who wear these kinds of hearing implant devices feel very natural and have very low incidence of discomfort or side effects. However, they have been found to have a higher success rate when it comes to treating younger individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.

Another type of hearing implant devices are the GPA (graded gas permeable) devices. They are the most expensive of all types of hearing implant devices, but they also tend to be the most successful. Because GPA audiology implants are GPA or grade gas permeable, the audiologist has more freedom with them in regards to creating a more custom fit that will improve the patient's level of hearing loss or increase their quality of life. This allows for the audiologist to create a more personalized solution with each patient than would be possible with any other type of hearing implant. They are currently available in four different prescriptions, which vary according to the patient's current hearing loss and current prescription medications. Learn more about sensorineural hearing loss or read more about hearing loss treatments.

The next type of hearing implant devices to be introduced onto the market are the ITC (intraural transceivers) devices. As the name suggests, these are inserted directly into the ear canal. Because of the direct insertion, less invasive procedures are possible with this type of device, which is good for the public as well as the medical field. The ITCs that are currently available for the public are able to transmit speech, but they cannot help to correct hearing disorders. There is, however, a market growth for the ITCs for the geriatric population. According to industry insiders, this market growth is due to the fact that older individuals do not want to wear devices that constantly change; therefore, they find comfort in using the ITCs, which are small and discrete enough to wear without anyone else knowing.

One of the most exciting implantable hearing solution devices is the Baha system. Developed in India, the Baha system was designed by experts in the field of bio-medical technology, including those who are leading studies on the disease. Because the cause of most cases of hearing loss is aging, the experts wanted to develop an affordable, effective and reliable device that could make the most of the patient's need for sound processing. They developed the Baha sensorineural processor because they know that it makes the most of the person's needs, since it has three different models including a tabletop unit that is implanted on the external surface of the ear, a tabletop unit that is implanted into the upper inside portion of the inner ear and a hand-held device called the Handheld Device for Credentials (HDC).

Currently, the three ITCs that are currently available include the Bose, the Blueberry and the Medi-Cal models. With the additional development of the latest models of hearing implant devices, the quality of sound will increase, especially compared to the earlier devices. Patients have reported significant improvements when using the devices. Although a lot of research has been done, improvements are still expected and new devices will continually be released to the market to address the growing needs of the aging population. Continue reading more on this here:

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