Rightly or wrongly, the thought of wearing a hearing aid that other people can see is enough for people to avoid taking the steps to address their hearing loss.  Unfortunately, this also means they are not returning to the quality of life they enjoyed before their hearing started diminishing.  This has led manufacturers to ongoing work in the area of circuitry miniaturization and new classes of hearing aids has arrived that can be described as truly invisible.

Deep Canal hearing aids

Much smaller than previous “in the ear” models of hearing aids, Deep Canal hearing aids sit beyond the first bend of the ear canal, which has a number of benefits: –

  1. They work with the natural way the ear captures sound
  2. Being closer to the eardrum reduces the “echo-like” sound quality of older in-the-ear hearing aid models
  3. Wearers can use headphones and telephones without a problem, and don’t need to be concerned about how they wear their hair or whether they wear eyeglasses

Although there are no switched or buttons to control hearing aid they adapt automatically as listening environments change.

It is important to mention, however, that these solutions are not suitable for severe hearing losses and particularly narrow ear canals.

Micro RIC hearing aids

In addition to Deep Ear Canal hearing aids, people can now also enjoy the virtually invisible range of fully featured Receiver in Canal hearing devices.  With these devices, only a very thin clear tube is visible that passes from a tiny case that sits behind the ear to a receiver that is positioned inside the ear canal.

The comment from clients is: –  “People are started when you tell them that you’re wearing a hearing aid.  They believe it until you take it off and show them!”

Find out more

If you are interested in learning more, we strongly encourage you to call Expert Hearing Care for a free consultation.  You can also click here to arrange a free trial of the latest hearing aids