She's had hearing loss since birth and previously wore behind-the-ear hearing aids
. With an extended wear hearing device she feels more confident, and her new confidence is helping her to excel in her piano and cello playing.
Now with more than 200 hearing centres in the UK, Amplifon was founded in the 1950s at the time when the first behind-the-ear hearing aids
, using transistors, were created.
Behind-the-ear hearing aids
dominated the overall market in terms of share in 2013 at over 55.0%.
Take for example behind-the-ear hearing aids
. Switch miniaturization is required in order to reduce the overall size of the hearing aid, thereby increasing user comfort and reducing the visibility of the device behind the ear.
Sydlowski points out that behind-the-ear hearing aids
, particularly those with open-ear fittings, are appropriate for the majority of people with the most common type of hearing loss.
FM systems can now also be built into personal hearing aids or be attached to behind-the-ear hearing aids
via a 'boot', a miniature adapter.