What’s holding you back from using a hearing aid?
For many people, this is because they’re “Not ready for a hearing aid yet.” They might perceive hearing loss as linked to older people (Not true! With one in five people suffering from hearing loss, a great number are younger.) Rightly or wrongly, some people perceive that wearing a hearing device is aging which is where a near-invisible hearing aid could be the answer.
Why do people choose invisible hearing aids?
The wonders of miniaturization and digital technology mean that you can have it all: small size and amplification. The completely-in-the-canal hearing device is made to fit all the parts (microphone, amplifier, and receiver) within the ear canal.
This means there’s no need for external parts, such as housing behind the ear.
Because the CIC does what it says on the label and sits entirely in the ear canal, the ear machine is nearly invisible to the observer. The device is only visible to those staring directly into your ear canal, which would be a pretty unusual situation.
The small size of the CIC means that they are automated, with no buttons or dials that need adjusting to change programs. Instead, they are self-adjusting, which again adds to another level of discretion. Without the need to change programs in different hearing environments, there’s no need to draw attention to the device.
The CIC sits deep in the canal, which allows your outer ear to do its job of shielding your hearing from wind noise. The deep location of the hearing machine also means you can comfortably hold a phone to your ear in a natural position. And another bonus is there is no external tubing to tangle with your spectacles if you wear glasses.
A CIC means better hearing, but it can be your little secret. This means renewed confidence in a work or social environment. Indeed, research shows us that correcting hearing loss protects both mental and physical health.
And finally, there are many advantages to a CIC hearing device, but they aren’t suitable for everyone. The CIC is powerful enough to correct mild to moderate hearing loss, but a more powerful device may be needed for those with more severe impairment. However, the good news is there are now many amazingly discrete hearing devices to suit all levels of hearing impairment. Speak to an audiologist who will be happy to advise you.
Contact Hearing Plus, a hearing machine center, if you suffer from hearing loss.