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Hearing aids for kids & teens

Today, hearing aids for children offer not only state-of-the-art hearing technology, but also different styles, features, and colorful solutions that suit your child’s hearing needs, as well as his or her personality. They are specifically made to enhance your child’s daily life, without hindering his or her lifestyle.

Regardless of their appearance, all hearing aids have certain characteristics in common. They are made to selectively increase the volume of the sounds your child wants to hear. So they can make soft sounds audible, while at the same time making moderate or loud sounds comfortable. No hearing aid can solve every hearing problem or restore normal hearing, but they are designed to provide amplification so that your child can hear and understand better.

Children with hearing loss must have a medical evaluation by a licensed physician before being fitted with hearing aids. Hearing aids are battery powered, electronic devices with microphones that amplify sound in the ear. With technological advances, many hearing aids today can be programmed to respond differently to individual sounds and amplify them according to the unique nature of a child’s hearing loss.

Types of children’s hearing instruments and their features

A child’s hearing instrument needs to meet the age-specific and ever-changing needs of a child. These are best addressed by digital instruments that are specifically designed for active children and teens.

Styles of hearing aids

Hearing instruments come in different styles, usually defined by features and where or how the instrument is worn:

  • Behind-the-ear models (abbr. BTE) that come in two different styles and several sizes based on style
    • A more traditional BTE, that bring sound into the ear through a tube and earmold
    • A RIC (receiver in canal) brings sound into the ear through a receiver in the ear canal
  • Custom-made in-the-ear hearing instruments (abbr. ITE) that can be built in different styles depending on the size of the ear
    • May be recommended for adolescents, depending on their hearing impairment, needs and preferences.
    • Not recommended for infants and young children because their amplification does not cover profound hearing loss, they do not allow much ventilation or open fittings, and are not compatible with FM systems used in schools.

Each Hearing aid is specific to each person’s needs

Today’s hearing instruments are specialized digital devices that are specifically customized for your child’s hearing loss with features such as:

  • Digital programmability that allow specific adjustments to the hearing aid based on each ear’s hearing loss
  • Varying degrees of power for flexibility
  • Robust construction to protect the hearing aid from dust and moisture

Recommended features

Certain features are particularly useful in hearing instruments for children and teens:

  • A remote control can allow easy access to many of the functions of the hearing aid
  • Child-safe programmable push buttons and rocker switches provide fingertip access to programs and volume
  • Certain models can be used with an audio shoe (for use with FM systems in schools)
  • Wireless connectivity is an option built in to many hearing aids and is designed to connect with phones and computers
  • Baby-safe battery door and robust screw-on earhook

Selecting the best hearing instrument for your child:

A Hearing Care Professional can help you and your child select the most appropriate hearing instrument. He or she will schedule a fitting, which consists of ordering and producing earmolds, as well as fine tuning the instrument settings to your child’s ears and hearing needs.

Suitable products for babies, children and young adult

Growing up is exciting business – each moment presents different challenges, every day is full of fun, learning and meeting new friends. Siemens hearing solutions for babies, children and young adults help them meet these challenges and discover everything life has to offer.

Pure

We develop our personalities and begin to create our own style as young adults – and it’s important that hearing instruments match that identity. Pure a is tiny and ultra-discreet RIC (Receiver-In-Canal) hearing instrument so that others hardly notice it. But it’s still fully equipped and packed with high tech functions: It’s rechargeable and can be controlled wirelessly by using the miniTek™. The miniTek can also be used to transform Pure into a set of high performance stereo headphones, streaming audio content from phones, MP3 players, stereos or TVs straight into the hearing instrument.

Pure features for young adults:

  • Ultra-discreet look
  • Easy handling
  • Rechargeable
  • IP67-rated: Resistant to moisture, sweat and dust
  • Customizable controls
  • Wireless connectivity for use with diverse accessories

Motion SX

Motion SX is a discreet hearing instrument that won’t attract attention right away, but it also has the same level of wearing comfort that many are used to from previous traditional Behind-The-Ear hearing instrument experience. It’s small, fits everyone, and is especially easy to handle using the onboard controls. Plus, it’s jam-packed with the latest technology and many practical functions: It’s rechargeable, eliminating the need to fiddle around with batteries. And with Bluetooth® wirless technology, Motion SX can wirelessly connect to phones and MP3 players.

Motion SX features for young adults:

  • Easy handling
  • Rechargeable
  • Discreet appearance
  • Customizable controls
  • IP67-rated: Resistant to moisture, sweat and dust
  • Wireless connectivity for use with diverse accessories

Motion M and Motion P

These hearing solutions keep kids connected so they never miss a thing. They are excellent devices for babies thanks to child-safe key locks and baby-safe battery doors – Motion M and P can be worn safely and comfortably, helping them discover the world and build the foundation for language. Direct audio input works with a digital FM system to send the teacher’s voice directly to their ear. Lessons can be heard as clearly as if the teacher were standing directly in front of the child – even when they sit at their favorite spot at the back of the classroom or by the window. Then it’s almost as if the good grades happen by themselves. Motion M and P also have a slim-neck design, ensuring that the hearing instrument fits comfortably behind the ear.

Motion M and P features for babies and children:

  • Child-safe key lock – to prevent unintentional changes to the programmable controls
  • Baby-safe battery door lock
  • Resistant to moisture, sweat and dust
  • Optional audio shoe for FM systems
  • Wireless connectivity for use with diverse accessories
  • Additional colors for kids: Candy Pink and Galactic Blue

Nitro

Growing up means connecting to people. Same as a good friend, you can rely on your hearing instruments wherever you are. Focusing on the sounds you want to hear, Nitro is a super power instrument with strong amplification so you won’t miss a note of your favorite tunes or the latest gossip your friends want to share with you. Nitro’s feedback canceller avoids annoying whistling, so you get every detail of any secret whispered into your ear. And Nitro has the power to connect, so that you can use a remote control with your instruments or stream audio from TVs and smartphones. Whatever life has in store for you, Nitro is your powerful partner.

Nitro features for kids and teens with severe hearing loss:

  • Maximum amplification, in all directional microphone modes
  • Wireless connectivity
  • IP67-rated: Resistant to moisture, sweat and dust
  • 675 size standard battery for extra-long duration
  • Ergonomic slim-neck design
  • Direct audio input via audio shoe (optional)
  • Optional child-lock battery door for special safety

Handling children’s hearing instruments

Here are a few tips on how to handle your child’s hearing aids. Over time and with practice, you’ll find that these things will become second nature to you and your child. All of our devices for children are easy to insert and extremely comfortable to wear.

Inserting and removing hearing instruments

Take the earmold between your thumb and index finger and insert the earmold into the ear. Gently work the earmold into its proper position by adjusting it until it is firmly seated in the ear. Then, lift the hearing instrument over the top of the ear and adjust it to fit behind the ear.

When removing the hearing instrument, push lightly on the back of the ear to help release the earmold, and gently pull the hearing instrument from the ear.

Information about earmolds

Because each child’s ear grows at a different rate, it is important to look for signs that the child is outgrowing the earmold. “Acoustic feedback” (a high-pitched squealing sound emanating from the hearing instrument) occurs when amplified sound escapes from the ear and is picked up by the microphone again. This is a good indication that the earmold no longer fits properly, and that a new earmold is needed.

Maintenance of children’s hearing aids

Understand your child’s need to participate in various activities. Let him or her know that it’s OK to run, play and engage in sports activities with everyone else. But educate your child regarding the aspects of everyday life that can affect hearing instruments – moisture, dust and perspiration, for example. With just a little attention to these details, you’re less likely to encounter problems that can affect the long-term performance of the instruments. It is also important to pay attention to the average life of your child’s hearing instrument batteries, in particular with a younger child. Your child may not be able to tell you when the batteries are empty.

A stethoset can be used by parents or careres to perform a listening check of the hearing instruments. It looks like a stethoscope which is normally utilized by a doctor. To use it, connect the hook of the hearing instrument to the tube of the stethoset. Then, put the stethoset into your ears and speak. You should be able to hear your voice through the earpieces. If you detect a crackling noise or other unnatural sound, it may indicate a problem. If so, take the instrument to your Hearing Care Professional for evaluation and possible repair.

Excess moisture is one of the most common causes of poor hearing instrument performance. You should periodically check the earmolds, tubes and hooks for signs of moisture, dirt or dust. Excess earwax (cerumen) in the earmold can also affect the instrument’s performance. Your Hearing Care Professional will show you and your child the procedures for checking and cleaning the hearing instruments, using a soft tissue or cloth.

Changing batteries

Today, most hearing instruments operate with zinc-air batteries, which have a “+” and “-” pole like other batteries. New zinc air batteries are activated by removing the small tab covering them. Insert the new batteries into the hearing instrument(s) as instructed by your Hearing Care Professional.
Use a battery tester to check the status of the batteries regularly. Assuming that your child is old enough, engage your child in the process of learning how to care for his or her instruments.