An in-ear hearing aid is an attractive, low-profile, and discreet alternative to an over-the-ear hearing aid.
At one time, if you suffered with hearing impairment or hearing loss, your only option for a hearing aid was a large, conspicuous and ungainly over-the-ear hearing aid. These devices use a small flexible tube connected to custom-molded earbud to deliver sound from the microphone to the ear, but wearing one of these devices can be uncomfortable and an embarrassment for many.
Thankfully, the march of progress has led to the development of much smaller and more compact hearing aids that are nearly as powerful as an over-the-ear hearing aid but are designed to nestle within the ear itself. In-ear hearing aids take away the need to have an ungainly hearing aid draped over the top of your ear and are typically easier to keep clean as there is no tube that needs maintenance, increasing the overall level of comfort while wearing them.
Early in-ear hearing aids were only appropriate for patients with mild to moderate hearing loss, as the smaller size of the device made it hard to fit all the necessary components for the complex sound amplification features that patients with more advanced hearing loss needed to be able to hear more effectively. However, as hearing aid technology has improved, it has become easier to fit all these necessary components inside a smaller form factor, and now even patients with moderate to severe hearing loss can be aided by these smaller and more discreet hearing aids.
Here at Pindrop Toronto, we can provide you an in-ear hearing aid if it’s appropriate for your level of hearing impairment. Call us today at 416-484-4327, book an appointment, and we’ll evaluate your level of hearing loss to determine if you would benefit from one of our many different in-ear hearing aids that we offer to our patients.