If you’re dissatisfied with the size of your current hearing aid, or if concerns about large hearing aids have discouraged you from getting one at all, you may want to ask your hearing specialist about getting an invisible hearing aid.
How invisible hearing aids work
These devices are also known as invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aids, and they have the potential to revolutionize your experience with hearing devices. These tiny machines are placed deep in the ear canal so that they can’t be seen in most cases, and they use the shape of the ear to provide an optimal listening experience that eliminates distractions and improves clarity.
The benefits of invisible hearing aids
Invisible hearing aids improve the features of more traditional models in several ways. As the name suggests, these devices are so small that they are imperceptible in most ears, and they can be custom made to fit you perfectly. If discretion is important to you, getting an IIC may change the way you think about hearing aids.
Invisible hearing aids are also placed deep in the ear canal, which allows them to deliver clear, natural sound that is less disrupted by outside factors such as wires. And not only do they present more natural sound, but they feel natural in your ear as well, so you can spend more of your time not thinking about your hearing aid.
The limitations of invisible hearing aids
If you choose to wear an invisible hearing aid, you will have to make some trade-offs. The most obvious limitation of these tiny devices is that they are not powerful enough for most individuals with severe hearing loss. Because of their small size, they also don’t have the same advanced directionality typically found in modern full-size hearing aids, so if you need to distinguish between voices in crowded spaces often, an IIC aid may not be the best option. Additionally, a smaller hearing aid means a smaller battery, and batteries in invisible hearing aids have to be changed more frequently.
Deciding if an invisible hearing aid is right for you
Every individual will need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of IIC hearing aids in order to decide whether they will be worth the investment. Every situation is different, but ultimately only you can decide if the benefits outweigh the limitations when it comes to your needs.
It’s also important to discuss your needs with an experienced hearing professional who can help guide you through the process of deciding what type of hearing device is right for you. Schedule a consultation at your local U.S. Hearing Solutions location, and let our team work with you to help you find a hearing aid that fits your lifestyle and empowers you to connect with the world around you.