What are Invisible Hearing Aids?
Out of sight, out of mind? Many people worry about their hearing aids looking conspicuous, or interfering with their glasses or masks. Invisible hearing aids can help. These types of hearing devices sit inside your ear and are nearly undetectable. Better yet, with Oticon’s advanced technology, even the smallest size packs a big punch. Are invisible-in-the-canal hearing aids right for you?
What is an Ivisible-in-the-Canal Hearing Aid?
Technology has come a long way since the days of bulky hearing aids. Many people were turned off by the idea of hearing aids because of their size or discomfort. However, those days are over, as today’s technology allows hearing devices to get smaller and smaller. Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) hearing aids are just about, well, invisible.
They are the smallest custom hearing aids available and are designed and molded to fit perfectly inside your ear canal – making them nearly undetectable to everyone around you, aside from a small wire to help you easily insert and remove them. IICs consist of three basic parts:
- A microphone, to pick up all the sounds you need to hear.
- An amplifier, which increases the volume of those sounds.
- A speaker, which delivers the sounds to your ears.
What are the Advantages of IIC Hearing Aids?
Invisible-in-the-canal hearing aids are beneficial for those with mild-to-moderately severe hearing loss and are a truly invisible hearing device. The greatest advantage of IIC hearing aids for most people is their small size and discreet appearance. Because they sit so deep in the ear canal, IICs are difficult to spot, and allow the hearing aid to work with the ear to offer a more natural sound experience.
This position inside the ear canal also provides the following benefits:
- Less likely to pick up wind noises when outside.
- Better ease of use with telephones and headsets.
- Specialized and custom fit to your ear canal.
- Sit comfortably and securely in the ear.
- No external tubes or wires to catch on clothing, masks, hats, or glasses.
- IICs aren’t for everyone, however, and you should always consult with your hearing care provider before making a final decision.
Learn more about Oticon’s newest IIC device OWN at www.oticon.com
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