Filters are important hearing aid components as they protect the device from external agents, such as earwax, skin grease, dust and dirt. They are especially important as they prevent debris from clogging within the device. Filters tend to accumulate debris over time, preventing the appliance from working properly, and when this happens they need to be replaced. Here's everything you need to know about hearing aid filters and the different types of filters out there.
Filters are used to protect the inside of our hearing aids from external agents. Most if not all hearing aids have these protective components, especiall high-tech hearing aids that have electronics inside the ear that can be affected by, for example, earwax in the ear canal.
Hearing aid filters are key components to protect these devices from external agents. Wax filters, in particular, protect the hearing aid from earwax inside the canal as well as from any internal or external skin oils, dust and other debris in the environment that may clog or damage the device.
As discussed above, not all types of hearing aids require the same types of filters. In fact, each device uses a specific filter with specific characteristics, both in terms of size and function. Amplifon, for example, offers BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aids, RIC (receiver in canal) hearing aids, and ITE (in-the-ear) hearing aids. While BTE hearing aids require filters that protect the microphone from external agents, RIC and ITE require wax filters.
If you wish to purchase hearing aids, you can do so at the Amplifon center nearest to you.
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