Hearing loss can be frustrating. You are increasingly finding it difficult to hear what is going on around you as well as effectively communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. The good news is technological advances have given rise to dramatic improvements in hearing aids in terms of functionality and comfort. The bad news is, those that wear them still struggle with how they work and as a result their ability to hear is still not at the level it should be.
Half the battle is finding a hearing aid that works for you. While there are many different types of hearing aids, one that should definitely be considered and is quite popular is the completely in the canal (CIC) model. A CIC hearing aid fits directly in the ear canal and cannot be seen by others at the surface.
Below are the benefits of CIC hearing aids and reasons why this type may be just the one that will best meet your needs.
When a person is suffering from hearing loss and the purchase of hearing aids is necessary, he/she can make the mistake of thinking that the devices will be large, bulky, and very uncomfortable. While this may be true of some types of hearing aids, CIC hearing aids will give you the comfort that you deserve and the ability to hear everything around you.
CIC hearing aids are the smallest type of hearing aid on the market. Because the devices are inserted directly into the ear, they will interfere very little with events that may occur in everyday life. For example, you will be able to go outside without the wind causing whistling feedback and you will be able to answer the telephone without the receiver preventing you from holding it up to your ear.
While your CIC hearing aids may take a little while to get used to at first, pretty soon you will be wearing them without even realizing it.
2. Great sound quality
People who have suffered hearing loss largely turn to the use of hearing aids to be able to hear what is around them and be able to enjoy their regular activities. These goals are definitely achievable. However, each type of hearing aid is different and offers different sound qualities. If you purchase one and it does not give you the sound quality that you need and in a tolerable way, chances are you will not wear them.
CIC hearing aids are popular with those suffering hearing loss because of the amazing sound quality they offer. These devices have a microphone that sits directly in the ear canal and picks up sounds from the outside. Because this is exactly how a normal ear works, the process is more natural and will therefore be easier for you to tolerate.
The speaker of the CIC hearing aid is placed very close to your eardrum which will give you the best possible opportunity to hear everything that you need to. This will require minimal amplification and therefore provide less opportunity for feedback to occur.
A common theme among people who are experiencing hearing loss is a reluctance to wear hearing aids regularly because of how they look. They may be embarrassed to wear them and this often causes a person to stop wearing them altogether.
While other types of hearing aids such as the behind-the-ear (BTE) devices are more noticeable, CIC ones are not. This type of hearing aid is small and because it is worn directly in the ear canal, it cannot be seen by other people. CIC hearing aids work automatically and settings on them change based on what support you need. This means that no controllers are required to operate them and the chances of anyone even realizing that you are wearing them are very slim.