Invisible hearing aids

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The pros and cons of 'invisible' hearing aids

Invisible hearing aids are becoming increasingly popular due to their subtle aesthetic. Positioned deep in the ear canal, these devices seamlessly combine effectiveness and discretion.

However, as with any technological device, there are considerations to keep in mind when purchasing them. In this article, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of these devices and discuss in-depth the challenges one might face when using them.

What are invisible hearing aids?

Invisible hearing aids are compact devices designed to be virtually undetectable when worn, discreetly enhancing sound quality. Custom-made to fit snugly into the user's ear canal, these devices consist primarily of two parts: the microphone and the receiver. The microphone captures surrounding sounds, while the receiver amplifies and transmits the sound to the inner ear. The device relies on advanced digital processors that enable more accurate sound adjustments. Some models come with additional features, such as noise reduction and wireless connectivity. Despite their small size, invisible hearing aids can offer a seamless and personalised hearing experience.

Pros of Invisible Hearing Aids

Invisible hearing aids boast several advantages, making them an appealing choice for those in search of a discreet yet comfortable solution.

Their deep placement within the ear canal renders them virtually invisible, a characteristic highly valued by individuals seeking an effective and powerful device that isn’t visible. Additionally, due to their proximity to the eardrum, invisible hearing aids offer excellent sound quality and enhanced spatial perception of auditory environments. In this line, many models also include advanced features like wireless connectivity and noise reduction, which increase the possibilities for personalisation based on the user’s hearing needs. 

Cons of Invisible Hearing Aids

One of the main challenges with invisible hearing aids is their compact size, which leads to a limited battery capacity that requires frequent replacements or recharges. Their size may also complicate daily management and adjustments for certain individuals. Limited connectivity and the absence of external controls poses another great challenge, especially among individuals with motor issues or visual difficulties. Lastly, since invisible hearing aids are prone to come into contact with earwax and moisture in the ear canal, the maintenance and cleaning process requires careful attention and precision.

Why choose Amplifon?

By choosing Amplifon as your hearing care provider, you’re choosing to be cared and looked after by qualified and experienced Audiologists who can help change the way you listen to the world around you.

Common questions about invisible hearing aids

What is the price range of invisible hearing aids?

The price of invisible hearing aids can vary significantly based on various factors, such as:

  • brand
  • device model
  • characteristics
  • advanced features.

Custom-designed invisible hearing aids often cost more than traditional models. Personalised adjustments, wireless connectivity, noise reduction and other advanced features are contributing factors to the increase in price.

Is an invisible hearing aid a good fit for everyone?

Invisible hearing aids are most suitable for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. Due to their deep placement in the ear canal, their ability to amplify sounds might be limited for those with more severe hearing loss. Additionally, as the shape and size of the ear canal can vary, not everyone may be a good fit for this type of device. It's crucial to consult with an audiologist to receive personalised recommendations for the most suitable hearing aid based on your individual needs.

How long do invisible hearing aids last?

Generally, most hearing aids have an average lifespan of about 3-7 years. Their lifespan depends on various factors, including the device's quality, usage, and maintenance. However, it's important to note that technology and performance can change over time, and a user may consider upgrading their hearing aid to benefit from new features or improvements. Battery life is another important aspect to consider. Depending on usage, the size of the device and advanced features, such as wireless connectivity, batteries in invisible hearing aids usually last about 1-2 weeks. To maximise their lifespan, follow the maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturer, avoid exposure to moisture and corrosive substances and schedule regular check-ups with a hearing care professional.

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