Benefits of Discreet or Small Hearing Aids

Published on Sep, 15, 2020

Hearing aids used to only have a few functions and there were not many options, but now today’s hearing aids are complex and can fit each need. Some of these new hearing aid models are so discreet that they are nearly invisible. Learn more about the small nearly invisible hearing aids and what to expect from them.

How big are discreet hearing aids?

Discreet hearing aids are created to be so miniature they are nearly imperceptible. These small hearing aids come in a variety of different sizes and fits – some of the styles are so small that they are almost impossible to see except for the small part on top of the ear for some models.  Our discreet options include our completely in canal (CIC hearing aids) and receiver in canal (RIC hearing aids). Which type between the two will depend on your fit preference and what best works for your lifestyle. 

The CIC are highly refined technology that help reduce noise and, their directional technology help create a more natural hearing experience. CICs helps to diminish high-pitched noises when you use the phone helping you be able to distinguish different sounds and follow conversations.

Our RIC hearing aids are thinner and smaller than the classic earloop. The hearing aid lays completely behind the ear making it almost invisible. The customisation of the case to match it to skin colour or hair makes it even more difficult to spot.   

Why pick discreet hearing aids over other types?

Each type of hearing aid has their own features that help fit different people’s hearing needs (In-The-EarReceiver-In-CanalBehind-The-Ear), and there are several factors that may lead you to choose your type of hearing aids. 

There is no shame when it comes to wearing hearing aids – they help improve quality of life – some people prefer to have them be not seen and instead choose a discreet hearing aids. Small hearing aids either sit in completely in the canal or have a slim profile behind the ear making it hard for others to see. Discreet hearing aids mean that loved ones or acquaintances won’t know about your hearing loss, unless you choose to tell them. People probably won’t ask you about your device either, since it won’t be obvious that you’re wearing one. If you really value privacy and want to keep the focus on you (not your hearing loss), invisible hearing aids and small hearing aids are the perfect solution.

In addition, discreet hearing aids also use complex sound technology, with extreme precision that allows you to hear every word and sound properly. Settings can be controlled and adjusted to remove distracting background noise, while the directionality feature helps you tailor your device to fit your current environment. These hearing aids also allow you to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity for your smartphone and feedback cancellation, creating a seamless experience with your environment. These features will come in handy in social settings like restaurants or at gatherings, while walking through the neighborhood, and even while simply watching television from the comfort of home.

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How many models are discreet?

There are a variety of tiny hearing aid options within the category, including several completely in canal (CIC hearing aids) and one RIC model:

  • In The Canal (ITC): In the canal hearing aids fit comfortably in the entrance of the ear canal.
  • Completely In Canal (CIC): Completely customised hearing solution to fit your lifestyle.
  • CIC Micro: Don’t compromise on great sound or great aesthetics.
  • Receiver In the Canal (RIC): Small and discreet, the speaker sits out of sight in the canal.

How does it feel to wear discreet hearing aids?

Though wearing a hearing aid everyday may be new to you, discreet hearing aids are actually very comfortable. Some of the smallest products, including the in-the-ear hearing aid (a completely in the canal hearing aid), utilize custom-fit technology. Before receiving your new hearing device, a hearing specialist will create a custom mold of your ear canal for a personalized device that perfectly fits your ear. This ensures that the hearing aid will stay put comfortably all day, rendering it practically unnoticeable. 

Whether or not you opt for a custom-fit model, all modern hearing aids are designed for optimal comfort. Your Amplifon Canada expert will work closely with you to make sure your device fits properly in your ear. Chances are after a few days or weeks of wearing your new hearing aid, you won’t even think about your hearing aid when you have it on – you’ll simply enjoy the benefits of hearing all of life’s beautiful sounds. Plus, your specialist will be happy to work with you during the adjustment process if you run into any concerns. You can expect to experience all-day comfort with your discreet hearing aids.

A tiny hearing aid is a great option for many. But when it comes to your hearing care and finding a solution for your lifestyle, you have options. Explore the different types and styles to learn more about the unique advantages of each one. You can also contact your local clinic to discuss the possibilities and determine which model will fit your needs. We’re always happy to help, and excited to assist you on each step of your hearing journey as you improve your quality of life with sound. 

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