You're Wearing a Hearing Aid?
Posted by Hearing Northwest on April 06, 2012
Introducing Invisible-In-Canal Hearing Aid Options
As a hearing professional I always find that I notice people wearing aids in public situations, such as at sporting events or the airport. Mostly because it’s my profession, but also because hearing aids in the past have been so big and noticeable, and I put great emphasis on the word PAST.
With today’s latest hearing aids, many new options are available that are invisible* to the eye when worn. The exact level of invisibility depends on the size of your ear canal, but for many these invisible-in-canal size hearing aids will help those with hearing loss receive the benefits of wearing a hearing aid without having it known to others - even their closest colleagues or friends. The most significant of these new invisible-in-canal products is called Invisibel, from Audibel.
Invisibel is custom made to fit exactly to the contours of your ear canal and is so comfortable that many forget they have it in! While the size has become smaller, the technology continues to get more advanced and powerful. The Invisibel is a digital and fully programmable hearing aid that is designed to virtually eliminate feedback and reduce background noise in noisy environments. Not only may you not feel like you are wearing a hearing aid; you won’t have to remember to change settings or programs when switching from quiet to noisy environments. Candidacy for this product does depend on your degree of hearing loss as significant losses may need a more powerful solution. Many hearing aid options are available in slightly bigger sizes that are still hard to notice when worn in the ear and equally effortless to use.
It looks like my days of being able to spot hearing aid wearers in public may be coming to an end - which is fantastic! If you or a loved feel that they could benefit from wearing a hearing aid but don’t want to have to feel like you are wearing a hearing aid, the invisible-in-canal solutions may be right for you. Simply visit the Contact Us
page of our website to request more information and we will be in touch to answer all of your questions or schedule a free appointment.
*Individual results may vary. Invisibility may vary based on your ear’s anatomy.