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Invisible Hearing Aids

Your personal preference, your level of hearing loss, and your ear canal shape are all factors that help determine whether invisible hearing aids are a good fit for you.

From ear trumpets to small, almost totally invisible hearing aids, the size of hearing aids has come a long way. Perhaps even more impressive is the advanced technology which fits into these small devices. It allows users to get the highest level of sound quality available.

What is the best invisible hearing aid?

One of the smallest invisible hearing aids is the invisible-in-the-canal (IIC) style because it fits the furthest down inside the ear canal. The latest IIC hearing aid is invisible in 8 out of 10 users¹, offering excellent sound quality without compromise on technology.

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Are Invisible Hearing Aids Right For You?

Choosing the right hearing can be a difficult process. There are many factors to consider, including  desired features, your ear anatomy, specific lifestyle needs, budget, cosmetic appeal and more. Custom hearing aids, for instance, are a great choice right now as they won’t get tangled or pulled off when wearing or removing face masks.

Pros & Cons of Invisible Hearing Aids

There are several factors that can determine which hearing aid is the right model for you. Your personal preference, your level of hearing loss, and your ear canal shape are all factors that help determine whether invisible hearing aids are a good fit for you.

Pros

  • Small, discreet style
  • Since they are protected by the outer ear, they are less likely to pick up wind noise
  • Some wearers of the invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid report a more natural sound experience, since they are able to be placed deeper in the ear
  • There are no external tubes / wires
  • Since they are custom-fitted, they are comfortable for most users
  • Users can use over the ear headphones as they normally would without having to connect to Bluetooth

Cons

  • They have a shorter battery life

  • The controls are harder to see and feel (since they are so small) 

  • They are not suitable for all ear canal shapes (some ear canals may be too small)²

  • The smallest invisible hearing aids can be challenging to handle for those with dexterity issues 

  • No binaural coordination possible between your two hearing aids

  • No Bluetooth connectivity available

  • Not available with rechargeable batteries  

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Almost invisible hearing aids are discreet

Since modern hearing aids have become increasingly smaller with technological advancements, certain in-the-ear and behind-the-ear hearing aids are also more discreet than ever.

The best discreet hearing aids come in the following styles:

Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)

–  Mild to moderate hearing loss
–  One of the smallest hearing aids
–  Invisible in most cases

In-the-canal (ITC)

–  Mild to severe hearing loss
–  Small, discreet size
–  Bluetooth connectivity

Smaller receiver-in-the-ear sizes (known as miniRITE)

–  Mild to severe hearing loss
–  Rechargeable battery
–  Smallest behind-the-ear hearing aid model

How much do invisible hearing aids cost?

The average price of an invisible hearing aid can vary between $1,000 to $4,000.

At first glance, hearing aids can seem expensive, but a closer look reveals that the benefits gained (such as improved quality of life and communication) outweigh the relatively low cost of wearing hearing aids all day every day.

To put this into perspective, over the course of 4 years for a $3,000 hearing aid, you can expect to pay about the same on a monthly basis as some people pay for their monthly internet and/or television subscriptions ($62.50).

Can you try invisible hearing aids for free?

Yes. You can receive a free trial for invisible hearing aids at any of our 12 locations. You will have the opportunity to take them home and use them within the trial period while you decide if they are right for you.

Are there invisible hearing aids available for all levels of hearing loss?

Yes. There are invisible hearing aids for severe hearing loss, moderate hearing loss, and mild hearing loss. Your type of hearing loss may impact which invisible hearing aid model your hearing care professional recommends as some are more suited for mild to moderate hearing loss (such as the invisible-in-the-canal hearing aid), and some are more suited for severe hearing loss, such as the half-shell and full-shell in-the-ear hearing aids.

Are invisible hearing aids effective?

Yes. Due to modern advancements in digital hearing aid technology, invisible hearing aids are just as effective as behind-the-ear hearing aids. It is important to note that each individual’s hearing loss is different. Therefore, while some users might experience more success with an invisible, in-the-ear hearing aid, others may experience more success from a behind-the-ear hearing aid. Book a free hearing test with a hearing professional to discuss which solutions might be the best fit for you.

How do invisible hearing aids work?

Invisible hearing aids are a form of small digital hearing aid which typically sit inside your ear so that they are invisible to the naked eye. In fact, modern hearing aids have decreased so much in size that even some behind-the-ear hearing aid models are virtually invisible as well.

Invisible hearing aids – just like other types of hearing aids – are made up of three parts: a microphone, an amplifier, and a speaker. Sounds are received through the hearing aid’s microphone, which then converts sound waves to electrical signals before sending them to the amplifier. The power of these signals is then increased by the amplifier and sent into the ear through the hearing aid’s speaker.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding your hearing health