Posted on: 6 June 2016Share
If you've noticed that your hearing has gotten worse and it has begun to impair your quality of life, it may be time to look into getting a hearing aid. Hearing loss is a natural part of life, so there's no reason to fear it. One of the biggest misconceptions about hearing aids is that they are gigantic and ugly. This may have been true a few decades ago, but the technology has drastically changed since then. Most hearing aids in the 21st century are almost invisible.
CIC (Completely-In-Canal) hearing aids are the best option when it comes to effective and attractive hearing aids. Here are two of the main reasons why they are the best option on the market:
CIC hearing aids are one of the most discreet aids available. The aid is placed deeply into the ear canal, so that it becomes hidden away from sight. The aid, which is called a shell, is shaped and crafted to fit directly into the canal. This makes it the smallest hearing aid ever made. Since, every ear is different; a CIC hearing aid will be custom-made to fit your ear mould before it is sent to a professional audiologist who installs it. This makes the device incredibly sturdy and secure in your ear.
Despite being a very small device, a CIC hearing aid still has a significant amount of power. It works particularly well for mild to moderate hearing loss. As a result, it is ideal for your first hearing aid. Not only is a CIC hearing aid discreet; the aid itself is very light, so you won't feel distracted by the sensation in your ear. Along with this, CIC aids will have a small plastic wire attached to the end, so that you can easily remove the aid by pulling the wire.
The greatest benefit of a CIC hearing aid is the technology. The aid has a microphone, interior circuit and receiver sets installed into the small device. Because the aid is placed directly into your ear canal, it effectively acts like an enhanced extension of your own ear. The sounds are picked up through the small microphone before being transferred to the receiver. Because the device is so close to the eardrum, the sound enhancement is much more noticeable.
There you have it, if you think you might need a hearing aid, don't fear it. With a CIC hearing aid, you won't even notice that it's in your ear. Nor will anyone else!