Everything you need to know about invisible hearing aids
The technological wonder of invisible hearing aids
With the advancement of hearing technology, invisible hearing aids are becoming increasingly popular. Although not yet at the technical capabilities of larger devices, these tiny devices are effective in helping users overcome mild to moderate hearing loss. In this article, we discuss a number of hearing devices that are available from the premium brands. We will introduce you to the Lyric from Phonak which is designed to stay in the ear for up to three months without removal. The Titanium by Phonak is another tiny hearing aid with lots of technology packed in a tiny size. Starkey offers a great option in their Synergy Soundlens IQ hearing aid. And Siemens has the newly released Silk Primax which is a wireless option.
Read on to learn more about these cutting-edge options in the fast-evolving world of hearing technology.
Invisible Hearing Aids
The smallest kind of in the ear hearing aids are called Invisible In the Canal style, IIC for short. The idea is that these tiny hearing aids, whether they are custom made to fit your ears or not, fit so deep in your ear canal that you cannot see them from the outside. Typically people who are concerned about the cosmetic appearance and visibility of hearing aids may opt for an IIC style.
For most people these hearing aids are exactly what the name suggests, invisible. For others they may protrude a little bit more than what you had hoped. The reason for this is that the shape and size of your ear canal will play a big role in how tiny these aids can be produced or fitted in your ear. So if you have a very narrow, small, and bendy ear canal, then the likelihood of them appearing completely invisible is lower. But on the flipside, if you have a straight, large, and open ear canal, these IIC styles will appear invisible.
With the custom made IIC aids, the only time you’ll know for sure if it will be a truly invisible aid is when the impression has been made of your ear, sent to the manufacturer for production and fitted in your ear. For the non-custom IIC aids, you can often demo them right away with your hearing professional and see whether different “sleeves” or body sizes give you the ideal invisible fit.
Determining right fit
Invisible vs Open Fit
Disposable Invisible Hearing Aids - Lyric
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Lyric from Phonak
Whether you’re hitting the beach, meeting with clients, or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you’ll be able to hear what matters most with Lyric™. Lyric has exclusive battery technology and moisture protection, so it performs 24/7, for months at a time through daily activities like showering, exercising and sleeping.
Titanium from Phonak
Virto B-Titanium is the smallest Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid ever! It’s so discreet that nobody will “see” how well you hear. Virto B-Titanium is custom-made to fit perfectly in your ear. It’s made from medical grade titanium which makes it incredibly strong, light and durable.
Silk from Sivantos/Siemens
Packed with advanced features, the tiny Silk primax Click CICs are nevertheless invisible in the ear. Their binauaral OneMic directionality is a world’s first and, with their flexible, swift fit Click Sleeves, the new Silk primax Click models are ideal for first-time wearers looking for a discreet solution and no fuss.
SoundLens Synergy from Starkey
SoundLens Synergy hearing aids are custom fit to your exact needs and unique ear canal shape. They rest comfortably deep in your ear, so only you know they’re there. And though tiny, SoundLens Synergy come loaded with the leading technology. They’re the first and most popular custom-fit Invisible-in-the-Canal (IIC) hearing aids ever made.
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