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A Guide to In-the-Canal Hearing Aids

an ITC hearing aid being explained

In the canal hearing aids are larger than some of the other options that are placed inside the ear, but are still quite small. Small enough that they aren’t necessarily going to be visible to the everyday person walking past you, but big enough that you will be able to see them if you are looking for them. Down below, we are going to be looking at in the canal hearing aids, including some of the benefits. 

Mild to severe hearing loss

While this device may look small, it still has a lot of power which is why it is used for mild to severe hearing loss. They are more powerful than their size would suggest, which is why they are a good choice if you are experiencing quite profound hearing loss. Your audiologist will perform a hearing test before they determine whether or not you need hearing aids, and if it is found that your level of hearing loss is quite severe, then these could be recommended to you.

However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t be effective when it comes to treating mild hearing loss. It is going to depend on your individual circumstance which is why we recommend that you speak to your audiologist before you make any decisions concerning hearing aids. 

Increased surface area

In the canal hearing aids have an increased surface area over some of the other options on the market. One of the biggest benefits of having this increased surface area is that there is far less likely to be feedback coming through your device. This makes the whole experience more comfortable for you, and means that your sound is not being interrupted while it is being transmitted to you. 

As well as this, the increased surface area means that your hearing aid is less likely to come loose when you are performing simple day to day tasks such as talking or chewing. Because both of these tasks require movement of the jaw, it could be the case with some devices that they come loose but this isn’t going to be an issue here. In the canal hearing aids fit well into your ear, and stay there even if you are talking all day long.

Other senses

As well as this, in the canal hearing aids can also be beneficial to your other senses. For example, if you have reduced vision or limited dexterity, these could be the solution that you have been looking for. You can also have a small tube fitted to make pulling your hearing aids out a lot easier. Fiddling with them is the last thing that you want to be doing and trying to get your finger around the side to be able to get it free is not going to be an ideal option which is why an audiologist will include this. It makes everything a little bit easier for the wearer, and ensures that they are able to get them out when necessary.

Hopefully, you now know more about in the canal hearing aids. If you want to know more, book an appointment with your audiologist.