Have you ever thought about taking a hearing test, but been put off by the idea of wearing hearing aids? You are not alone! Many people put off seeking help for their hearing loss because of the stigma of wearing hearing aids. In fact, studies show that, on average, people delay seeking assistance for hearing loss for up to ten years for this reason.
Many people are not aware of the progression in hearing aid technology, which has revolutionized hearing aids. Here at Hidden Hearing, we have an excellent range of hearing aids for you to try, including the popular in-the-ear (ITE) and completely-in-canal (CIC) styles, which sit entirely inside the ear canal and are not visible to other people.
Different hearing aids suit different people, according to their lifestyles and the type of hearing loss they experience. However, the ITE and CIC styles are very popular for many reasons, both cosmetic and functional. These hearing aids are:
- Tiny and discreet. In-the-ear and completely-in-canal hearing aids are designed to offer discretion and comfort without compromising on hearing quality. The CIC model does not have any external parts, or tubing that could be visible, while the ITE models are designed to sit neatly in the shell of the ear, or in the lower half of it.
- Highly sophisticated. The technology in the newest types of hearing aids is more complex than that within a smartphone, and they can perform many additional functions such as streaming audio or connecting to your telephone via Bluetooth. They can be controlled remotely, or even via a smartphone app, to give you greater control over your hearing experience.
- Very sensitive. The hearing experience you will get from a CIC or ITE hearing aid is impressive, and you may be surprised by the quality of sound. Because the devices sit inside the ear or ear canal, they do not usually experience any interference from wind or inclement weather, and will not become dislodged when you wear a hat or play sports. This means that you can rely on a great listening experience at all times.
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Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. You can visit us for a free hearing test and discuss any hearing loss or tinnitus you may be experiencing with our experienced audiologists