The invisible in canal hearing aids are the smallest hearing aids available. They offer the ultimate discretion because they are custom-made to fit inside your ear canal. This makes them almost, if not completely, invisible. Tiny cords are fit to this type of hearing aid so you can remove them easily.
There is no need to adjust the settings on these hearing aids throughout the day as they adapt automatically to the sound environment. Due to their small size, they do not have directional microphones (which are used in other hearing aid styles to enhance some sounds and simultaneously reduce background noise.)
While this style is popular with people who prefer a more discreet type of hearing aid, the small size means that those with limited dexterity may find these types of hearing aids slightly more difficult to adjust and remove.
Due to the positioning of this hearing aid type, they can be susceptible to earwax and moisture build-up, so it is important to ensure that there is adequate ventilation when they are used. However, their small size means that these types of hearing aids are better for minimizing wind noise.
The IIC hearing aid type is helpful for people with mild to severe hearing loss.
Speak with your hearing care professional for further guidance on IIC hearing aids.
Types of hearing aids