What are invisible hearing aids?

Many people with hearing loss are concerned about the devices themselves being too conspicuous. We know that looking after your hearing health is important, but confidence is also key and often being self-conscious about wearing your hearing aids effects that.

In some cases, it is the reason why so many people do not seek help with their hearing loss in the first place. With every year that goes by and the smaller hearing aids become, we hope this inspires change.

Invisible hearing aids, also known as In the Canal (ITC) or Completely in the Canal (CIC)  are designed to be as discreet as possible.  This means that they are not noticeable to others when being worn – potentially giving wearers more confidence and comfort in social situations.

In the Canal (ITE) Hearing Aids:  are quite small and as the name suggests, sit just in the ear canal. They can still be seen but are far more discreet than the Full Shell or Half Shell aids (ITC). Some manufacturers also offer colours to match hair or skin tones.

They are less visible than traditional hearing aids but may be noticeable to others if they are looking closely.

Completely In the Canal (CIC) Hearing Aids:  are aids sit further into the canal and are almost unnoticeable.  They are almost completely hidden from view and are not visible when worn.

Invisible In the Canal (IIC) Hearing Aids:  are the most discreet type of hearing aid and are designed to be virtually invisible when worn. They are custom-made to fit deep inside the ear canal and are only visible if someone is looking directly into the ear.

Behind the Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids: if you prefer an aid, or require an aid that sits behind the ear with modern technology these aids are now small and sleek and very discreet. They also come in a range of colours to suit your skin and hair tone.

If you would like further information regarding the types of Hearing Aids that are suitable for you and your lifestyle please call for an Aid Discussion today at Hearsmart, 321 Main Street, Lilydale FREEPHONE 1300 787 792