IIC Hearing Aid (Invisible in the Canal)
Those days of having obvious, clunky and heavy hearing aids are over! IIC, or “Invisible in the Canal” hearing aids have superior technology, all hidden within your ear canal. These devices are super small and fit naturally. You can feel the difference right away!
Hearing aids have come a long way from even technology of a decade ago. Since then, there have been devices created that can amplify sound from across the room. Not only are there more options, styles, sizes and even colours, but hearing aids have become more easily accessible to everyone.
Who Can Use IIC Hearing Aids?
Hearing aids aren’t just for retirees and elders. Some children as young as 5 can require specialized hearing solutions. Especially younger patients, and those who may not be comfortable with the idea of having obvious hearing aids, tend to lean more towards the idea of a custom-fitted, inner ear canal aid.
Invisible-in-the-canal style hearing aids, or IIC hearing aids, are the ideal solution for those who value subtlety. These types of hearing aids are for everybody because they are custom fit to your ears. These are suitable for both first-time and experienced users, from mild to moderately severe hearing loss. Basically, if you’re looking for the ultimate in discreet hearing solutions, this is the option to consider.
Advantages of using IIC (Invisible In The Canal) Hearing Aids:
There are plenty of benefits when it comes to IIC hearing aids. Aside from the obvious one, being that they’re completely discreet, of course.
- They are virtually invisible
- It provides more natural sound quality
- First time users find it easier to adjust with using hearing aids
- Reduced occlusion effect
- Less likelihood of feedback
While there are plenty of benefits to take advantage of, they aren’t the right choice for everyone. For those with more severe hearing loss, these aids do not have the strength to provide proper volumes that you may need. Because the IIC hearing aid is so small, part of its advantage is also part of its downfall; the device itself is too tiny to put more advanced technology into it. This isn’t to say there’s not a better solution if this is the case, just that the IIC hearing aid may not be for you. Something else to consider is your own dexterity. Those with arthritis or reduced motor skills may find such a small device frustrating to control and place in your ear.