Hearing Aid Style
In this post, we’ll take an in depth look at hearing aid style. Don’t pretend your not checking yourself out in the mirror in the morning! 🙂 Depending on the individual, this tends to be either the most or least important aspect in the decision making process.
If you’re disappointed with the size of hearing aids, by the end of this post you’ll begin to appreciate the evolution of technology.
Hearing aid style is a legitimate concern, but hearing aids today do not look like the devices your parents or grandparents wore. Odds are no one will even notice you are wearing them!
The industry currently has two primary hearing aid styles. One has a small shell that rests behind-the-ear with a small wire transferring sound to a small speaker resting inside the ear canal. The second style fits entirely inside the ear canal.
While the behind-the-ear hearing aid style is the most common, the improvement to devices fit deep in the ear canal (invisible hearing aids) has allowed hearing aid providers to successfully fit more custom hearing devices.
Invisible is no longer a marketing gimmick. Starkey with its SoundLens, Lyric and the Virto B titanium by Phonak, Oticon, Siemens, Widex and the rest of the manufacturers are all producing devices that are almost truly invisible.
Out of all the factors that can influence a decision, at this point, cosmetics are no longer a valid excuse to not consider wearing hearing aids. Unless someone is literally peering into your ear, hearing devices are virtually invisible… and, unless it’s your spouse, you might want to question why they are close enough to look in your ear to begin with!
For a hands on experience, call to schedule an appointment with our audiologists and find out why the negative stigma attached to hearing aids is quickly becoming a thing of the past!