In The Canal
Hearing Aids with Powerful Experience
In-the-canal (ITC) or completely-in-canal (CIC) hearing aids are one of the smallest and least visible hearing aids. These hearing aids are more difficult to use due to their size, however they do have added features such as external control and bluetooth connectivity depending on the model and size.
These hearing aids are custom molded to fit completely in your ear canal and can be made in a few different sizes.
ITC hearing aids are best for individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss.
In-The-Canal Hearing Aid Advantages
Each model would have specific benefits but overall they share some of the same benefits:
- Custom molds are created to ensure hearing aid fits perfectly
- They are small and light weight but can come in various sizes
- Can have bluetooth capability and can be controlled from applications on your smart phone and tablet
- Volume can be controlled using a remote
- They are coloured to match the skin
- Great for individuals with dexterity issues as they are easy to insert
There are however some disadvantages of ITC hearing aids such as a smaller battery, therefore having to change it more often and less features than larger hearing aids. Moreover, CIC hearing aids are often too small to have bluetooth capabilities therefore lose some control functions.
Is this type of Hearing Aid right for you?
When deciding best hearing aids options for you, the will be assessed by the audiologist based on the following factors:
- The level of hearing loss
- The type of hearing loss
- Whether you have dexterity issues
- Your lifestyle and activities
- Your listening environments
- Whether you experience tinnitus
There are many factors that influence the style of hearing aid that would work best for you. From your everyday lifestyle to leisure activities, the hearing aid will be chosen based on your personal needs. The audiologist will assess your hearing and recommend the best options based on your hearing loss, while taking into consideration the control of your devices, rechargeable vs battery powered, and the level of technology.
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