Invisible in the canal (IIC) hearing aids are designed to be completely unnoticeable. They are made to fit completely in the ear canal, the hearing aid dispenser will require your ear impressions to have them manufactured.
With the advancements in miniature technology, manufacturers such as Starkey have been able to produce IIC instruments with technology to give you the freedom to carry out your daily routine and rediscover the emotions of sound. Using the latest innovations, IIC hearing aids will seamlessly integrate into your lifestyle. The main thing your family and friends will notice is the improvement in your hearing confidence.
This type of solution is completely custom and is made just for you. We offer a variety of invisible hearing aids with Otec Hearing from our clinics in Lincoln and Huddersfield. The hearing aid dispenser can carry out a full hearing consultation to discuss your lifestyle, requirements, and needs. Hearing tests, speech tests and a visual otoscopic examination can help the Audiologist determine whether this type of solution is suitable for you.
As with every hearing aid solution, there are benefits and points to consider.
Benefits include that it is an invisible hearing aid, it is completely discreet and cannot be seen by other people. Other advantages are the ease of use with a telephone, this is because the microphone is positioned on the faceplate therefore increasing the connection between the microphone and telephone receiver.
Points to consider include
- The ear canal must be large enough to accommodate the device
- The technology is not the best in background noise situations & is not suitable if you have manual dexterity issues.
- The battery can only last between 3-5 days.
Otec Hearing can offer hearing aid trials on invisible hearing aids. This allows the consumer to test the product in their daily environments. A hearing aid trial gives you a true representation of what it is like to live with an invisible hearing aid. At Otec Hearing the Hearing aid dispenser will work with you until we find the correct solution for you and your lifestyle. To find out more about our invisible hearing aid solution trials, please feel free to get in touch with us.