Invisible-in-Canal(IIC) hearing aids

A hearing aid so small it is virtually invisible but powerful enough to help with mild to moderate hearing loss.

What are invisible hearing aids?

The term “invisible hearing aids” can be confusing, because IIC hearing aids can actually be seen.
The small hearing aids are practically undetectable when worn.
IIC hearing aids are created just for you by making an ear impression of your ear canal. This impression is turned into a 3-D computerized rendering that is virtually positioned in your ear canal.
This allows us to refine your IIC hearing aid until it is as invisible, comfortable, and functional as possible for your unique ear shape and structure. The blueprint then goes to our manufacturing center where they customs make every IIC hearing aid we sell.
IIC hearing aids are an excellent choice for people searching for a nearly invisible hearing aid style. However, the hearing aid that is right for you depends on many factors, like your type and degree of hearing loss, lifestyle, and overall health. Use these pros and cons to discuss your options with a hearing care professional.
Nothing compares to seeing and feeling a hearing aid in person. Come in to your local Beltone to learn more and demo our products.

Benefits of IIC hearing aids:

  • Invisible hearing aids are as close to invisible as you can get making them a great option for people who want to conceal their hearing aids as much as possible.
  • The position of these type of small hearing aids make it easier to use with your phone or a headset.
  • Protected by the outer ear, invisible in the canal hearing aids pick up less wind noise when you are outside.
  • Their location inside the ear canal can also reduce the uncomfortable occlusion effect that warps sound, and their proximity to the eardrum means they are less likely to produce feedback like whistling.

Potential issues with IIC hearing aids:

  • These types of hearing aids aren’t suitable for people with severe hearing loss. For people with advanced hearing loss, a more powerful Behind-the-Ear style usually works better.
  • IIC hearing aids don’t fit in all ear canals. They don’t work well for people with short or differently-shaped ear canals.
  • The battery life of very small hearing aids tends to be shorter than some of the larger styles—although, this technology is always improving.
  • The controls on these types of hearing aids can be harder to see and feel, and the batteries are more difficult to replace. So they are not a good option for people with dexterity issues.

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